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Mon, 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  


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)

Mon 6th Ss Paul Miki & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Fr Padraig O’Grady (M)

Tues 7th                 St Mel (bishop)

10:00 am        Fr Peter Coleman (M)

Wed 8th                  St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 9th               10:00 am              Tessie Hever (M)

Fri          10th         St Scholastica

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 11th                  Our Lady of Lourdes, St Gobnait

12:00 pm        Vinny Healy (2nd Anniversary) (M)

1:00 pm          Bridget (Baby) Ruttledge (M)

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 11th                  6:00 pm Ita Moran, Rinbane (A)    

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Bridget & Harry McCarrick & dec’d. of

McIntyre & McCarrick families (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 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading Eccles (Sir) 15:15-20. Psalm Ps 118.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 2:6-10. Gospel Mt 5:17-37.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays February 6pm: Monica Henry (A)

Sundays January 10am: Maureen Lee (M)

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 5th Feb: Focus: Your light must shine before others. – In both the Old & New Testaments, the secret to knowing the love of God is revealed: Share & love as God loves. God wants everyone to know the peace & joy we experience because he loves us & lights our way. He didn’t give us his love to keep; we must share it with others. The mystery is, the more we share his love & light, the more we know how loved we are.

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

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 on Thursday 9th March.

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 Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of February.


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.


INHFA County Sligo is holding a meeting on Wed, Feb 8th at 7.30pm in The Sligo Park Hotel. There will be a presentation by Mr Jack Nolan, Head of Organics, DAFM on the new Organic Scheme. Also there will be a discussion on key farming issues of the new CAP & the proposed Nature Restoration Law. Co. Sligo INHFA AGM will follow.

All farmers including non-members & from surrounding counties are welcome to attend. Regards, The INHFA Team 0719302715

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,768,076. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,515. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,700,817.

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


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.

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

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


“A world at prayer is a world at peace”