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Sun, 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  


Second Sunday of Lent

Sat 4th                    6:00 pm Johnny & Josie Mullen (M)    

Sun 5th                   10:00 am              Tommy, John & dec’d Stenson family (A)

Mon 6th                  St Kieran (bishop)

10:00 am        Michael James & Mgt Jane Marren (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Tues 7th                 Ss Perpetua & Felicity

10:00 am        Jimmy & Maud Hamilton (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 John & Mary Murtagh & dec’d of

Murtagh & Gormley families (A)

Wed 8th                  St John of God (religious)

10:00 am        Michael & Pat Marren, & Mary Scanlon (M)

                                                                        8:00 pm                             Frank & Ellen Walsh, & dec’d of

Walsh & Shiel families (A)

Thurs 9th               St Frances of Rome (religious)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Fri          10th         10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sat 11th                  St Aengus (bishop & abbot)

12:00 pm        Kevin & Margaret Gormalley (M)

Third Sunday of Lent

Sat 11th                  6:00 pm Patrick & Agnes Moran, son Paul, &

Sr Christopher Maria Berreen (M)    

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Mary Kate & Patrick O’Donnell, her

sister Bridgie & parents, & dec’d

Armstrong & O’Donnell families (A)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





“The Family that Prays together stays together”

Readers of the Word

Saturdays March 6pm: Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sundays March 10am: Francis Brennan (A)

READINGS for 3rd Sunday of Lent

1st Reading Ex 17:3-7. Psalm Ps 94.

2nd Reading Rm 5:1-2. Gospel Jn 4:5-42.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays March 6pm: Maeve Fallon (M)

Sundays March 10am: Inez Wims (A)


2nd Sunday of Lent 5th March: Focus: We will one day share in the glory of the Lord. – The true & full identity of Jesus is revealed in the great moment of the transfiguration. This revelation shows us that thje Father has entrusted to him the salvation of the world. We see the glory of the Lord upon Jesus, & understand that we are meant to share that when the fullness of the kingdom is at hand.

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 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.


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


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.


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,803,160. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,691. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,703,850.

Coleman Centre: Fr James Mc Donagh with family members & friends will perform in concert on Sunday March 12th at 8pm. Early booking is advisabl. Call 071 9182599. Adm €15.

SEOID (John Dwyer, Kerrie Herrity, Kenny Donagher & Fiachra Guihen) in concert on Sat March 18th at 8pm. Adm €15 Call 071 9182599 for ticket or

Enrolment forms for Achonry NS September 2023 available from the school please contact the school by phone or email 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


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.

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

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge. Group Leader: Tom Moran, accompanied by Spiritual Director. 2nd Aug 2023 for 7 days €849 pp sharing. For info call Tom Moran 0860815635 or Carol Early 0879581495


BANADA NS - ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Class Enrolment Day - Friday 10th March 2023 at 12noon. Please email or phone 071 9181219

Fatima Pilgrimage: Mayo / Roscommon / Sligo. Ex Dublin for Feast Day of Saint Anthony Patron St of Portugal 9-14th June 2023 full religious programme, visit house where Saint Anthony was born & the Baptismal Font in Lisbon. Contact James Treacy 061921470

North Connaught College Tubbercurry offers a variety of QQI courses in Health, Nursing, Childcare, Beauty, Business, Equine Studies, Security, & more. Open Day on Tues 21st March from 1-6pm. Call in to enquire about places on any of our courses. All are welcome. We also provides learner support services & have close links with ATU Sligo St. Angela's, ATU Mayo & ATU Sligo. So there is no better place to take YOUR education to the next level. Check out all our courses on North Connaught or call us 0719185035 or by email

Cleaner Required: North Connaught College requires a part time cleaner (15 hours per week). Hours flexible. Call 9185035 or email for application form & more information.