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Thu, 2023

Parish of Achonry/Mullinabreena

Church of St Nathy & St Brigid, Achonry F91 X998

Church of the Sacred Heart Mullinabreena F56 C864

Fr Peter Gallagher 071 9184002 / 087 2221244,   F56 CY23


2023 Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle I  


Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 28th                  6:00 pm Michael McGuinness, Cunghill (M)    

Sun 29th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (A)

Mon 30th               St Aidan (bishop), Bl Mgt Ball & Francis Taylor

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Tues 31st               St John Bosco (priest)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Wed 1st                  St Brigid (Secondary Patron of Ireland)

10:00 am        No Mass (A)  

Thurs 2nd               The Presentation of the Lord

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Fri          3rd                           St Blaise (bishop & martyr), St Ansgar (bishop)

                                                10:00 am              No Mass (A)

Sat 4th                    12:00 pm              Tommy Marren, New Zealand (M)

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 4th                    6:00 pm Gerry Davey & his parents

Margaret & Owen (A)    

Sun 5th                   10:00 am              Patricia & Patsy Fallon (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays February 6pm: Sinead O’Brien (A)

Sundays February 10am: Karina Lee (M)

READINGS for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading Is 58:7-10. Psalm Ps 111.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 2:1-5. Gospel Mt 5:13-16.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays February 6pm: Monica Henry (A)

Sundays January 10am: Maureen Lee (M)


“A world at prayer is a world at peace”

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th Jan: Focus: From a beatitude perspective, discipleship is worth the cost, & suffering will not have the last word. – Jesus gives us a different point ofview on suffering & discipleship through the beatitudes. Suffering will not have the last word; rather, those who suffer will be blessed. Discipleship is not without cost, but it will be rewarded. With a beatitude perspective, we are reassured & inspired to press onward with rejoicing rather than fear.

Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – It is worth saying “yes” to God: For more information contact Achonry Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan 094-9860011, or 087- 3683535, E-mail

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Michael Doddy, England & Castlecawley, (son of Val & Rose Doddy), Robert Gallagher, Maynooth, (brother of Peter Gallagher, Carrowneaden), Anthony O’Brien, Leixlip, (brother of Jacinta Coleman, Gortnadrass).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Masses this Monday to Friday: Tubbercurry Mon. Wed. Fri. & Cloonacool Tues. Thurs. 9:30am, Coolaney daily10am, Collooney daily 9am, Bunninadden, Mon. Wed. Fri. & Killavil Tues.  Thurs 10am.

First Holy Communion Programme

Grow in Love: Sunday 19th Feb M/breena, Sunday 19th March Achonry, Sunday 23rd April M/breena. All Masses 10am. First Holy Communion will be in Mullinabreena Church on Saturday 13th May at 11am. First Confessions to be arranged.

Pastoral Councils: The new PPCs are to be in place by 5th Feb 2023. The role of PPCs & the involvement of the lay faithful in the life of our parishes is critical at this time. A Commissioning of all the PPCs (new & serving members) from throughout the Diocese will take place in the Cathedral on Friday 17th Feb at 7.30pm. It is important that those on Pastoral Councils be present for this important moment in the life of our Diocese. Refreshments afterwards. I look forward to meeting members of the new PPCs on that evening.   


Adoration in Mullinabreena Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of January.


Achonry Farmers Market & Café at the Hub: We would like to encourage people to support both our Community Café & our Local Farmers Market. These amenities offer ideal opportunities for people to get together & are instrumental in creating a dynamic & cohesive Community for us all to live in. Café is open Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm, with Market on Saturday 10am-1pm. 


Traditional Irish Music Classes: Banjo, Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Flute, in the Knocknashee Community Hub Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30 Beginners & intermediate classes available. Contact Theresa O’Grady 0876299774.

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 8:30pm.


Camino Walk: Have you ever dreamed of doing the Camino de Santiago.  Breakthrough Cancer Research are taking on the Camino Ingles from the 15th-22nd May 2023.  Enjoy this amazing adventure with our experienced guide & help us Make More Survivors. For more info please contact  or phone 021 4226655.   

A little bit about us for your information: Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer.

Based on the Western Road in Cork & fund life-saving cancer research all around the country & work to significantly impact the number of children & adults who can survive this disease. 

We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers which are poorly served by current treatment options. 

Our focus is on cancers with the lowest survival rates that are currently difficult to treat (poorer prognosis cancers). 

Currently we are targeting seven cancers: Brain, Liver, Oesophageal, Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic & Stomach cancer which are responsible for almost half of all cancer deaths in Ireland. We know research is the only effective way of preventing future deaths from cancer – it is the only proven way to make a difference.

Clothes Collection: Achonry national school P.A are holding a clothes collection on Saturdays - 4th & 11th Feb at Achonry farmer's Market from 10am - 1pm both days & on Sunday 12th Feb at St. Nathy's Hall Mullinabreena 10am–12noon. All donations gratefully appreciated. Inquiries please contact Mary McAleer 087, 7636668. 

Enrolment forms for Achonry NS September 2023 are available from the school please contact the school by phone or email to arrange for one to be sent in the post. Forms are also available at the church doors in both Achonry and Mullinabreena. 

Traditional music classes in The FRC Tubbercurry on Mondays. Beginner classes start at 6.15pm, intermediate & advanced classes at 7pm for tin whistle flute & fiddle. Contact Michael Hurley 086 6036243

25 Drive: In Cloonacool Community Centre on Mondays at 8.30pm.


Banada National School: ASD Class now enrolling for September 2023, email or phone 0719181219

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge. Group Leader: Tom Moran, accompanied by Spiritual Director. 2nd Aug 2023 for 7 days €849 pp sharing (€100 discount if paid in full by 5th Dec.). For info contact Tom Moran 0860815635 or Carol Early 0879581495

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,725,019. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,339. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,693,847.

TOTUS TUUS EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCE 2023 is live on RADIO MARIA Ireland FROM 2PM ON Saturday 4TH Feb. Speakers include FR. COLUMBA MARY TOMAN OP, FR. PATRICK CAHILL O.J.S.S, FR. PATRICK LAGAN (Derry Diocese), MAURA MURPHY (Holy Family Mission). Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277

Tubbercurry FRC Notes

  Social Prescribing Clinic: Social Prescribing Clinic available in Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 9.30am - 4.30pm.Social Prescribing is about helping people to address their health and wellbeing by connecting them into activities or supports that will help make a difference in their life. If you are over 18, and want support to engage in a Social Prescription, or you want to know more about the service, you can drop into the FRC and have a chat with Loretta or alternatively you can call her on 083 4036985 or email

  The Decider Life skills Programme: FRC will run this 6 week programme which uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to teach participants skills to recognise, understand and manage their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The classes are taught in a creative fun and interactive way. Referrals accepted throughout the year. The next course starts Monday February 20th and the cost is €10. Further information available on 0719186926.

Connect Café: FRC Connect Café will take place on Thursday February 9th from 11am-1pm. We look forward to welcoming regular and new faces. This Café is open to all in the Community. Come along for some fresh baking, a warm cuppa and a chat! There is no fee for the Café but small donations are accepted.

  Guided Walks/Nature Retreats: FRC is offering three guided walks and two half day nature retreats with Martina Kilian of Nature Inspires this April and May. Further detailed information is available by contacting the centre on 0719186926.

Music Generation Mayo are now accepting registrations for their After School Music Centre in St. Joseph's Community College Charlestown on Monday nights. Term starts February

Meals on Wheels: Banada Meals on Wheels Service, offer applicants aged over 65 or those returning home from hospital, a daily delivery of a hot dinner & desert. Monday to Friday in the areas of South Sligo & border towns in East Mayo. Call 07191 81562 for details 9.30am. -1pm Monday to Friday.