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Fri, 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 of Lent

Sat 18th                  6:00 pm James & Kathleen Finan (M)    

Sun 19th                 10:00 am              Frank & Celia Healy, & Sally Bissett (A)

Mon 20th               St Joseph spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Tues 21st               St Enda (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Harry & Mgt Corcoran, & dec’d of

Corcoran & Lee families (A)

Wed 22nd               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                                        8:00 pm                             Special Intention (A)

Thurs 23rd            St Turibius of Mongrovejo

10:00 am        Linda, Breddie, & dec’d Murren family (M)

                                                8:00 pm Michael, & Hunter, O’Malley, & Hopkins families  (A)

Fri          24th         St Macartan (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Martin, Katie & dec’d Rogan family (A)

Sat 25th                  The Annunciation of the Lord

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sat 25th                  6:00 pm Johnny, Kathleen, & Pete Johnston (M)    

Sun 26th                 10:00 am              Jimmy Joe & Evelyn Gannon (A)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

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

Sundays March 10am: Francis Brennan (A)

READINGS for 5th Sunday of Lent

1st Reading Ex 37:12-14. Psalm Ps 129.

2nd Reading Rm 8:8-11. Gospel Jn 9:11:1-45.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays March 6pm: Maeve Fallon (M)

Sundays March 10am: Inez Wims (A)


4th Sunday of Lent 19th March: Focus:Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness. – Sometimes doing God’s will can seem strange, foolish, or even wrong to others. Jesse assumed his youngest son couldn’t be the next king, so David was left to care the sheep when Samuel came. The Pharisees thought Jesus sinned by healing on the Sabbath. Are we preoccupied with what others will think, or are we focusing on doing God’s will?  

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.


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

Church Repairs

Church Roof appeal from late 2021 to March 2023: Contributions from individuals, families, & groups within the Parish €41,050, from people outside the parish €12,620. Total €53,670.If you want to contribute direct the Bank details are: Mullinabreena Church IBAN: IE20 BOFI 9054 9111 7571 99   -   BIC: BOFIIE2D. Thanks to those who have already responded to this appeal.


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.


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,810,352. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,708. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,704,502.


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

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. 

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

The Phoenix Players present Old Mother Hubbard in St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry on March 24th 25th 26th 29th 30th 31st & April 1st at 8pm. Not to be missed. Tickets available at Gillespies & Daybreak.


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

You don't have to be addicted to suffer from addiction! M-PACT, supports the whole family, helping to improve relationships, under-standing & communication. A FREE 8-week programme will begin on Wednesday 19th April. If interested or would like further info call 9150578 / 0858759319 or email

Separate Beds: Arthur & Clare Marshall invites you to the wedding of their daughter Judy to Mr Alan Rea on Friday, Saturday & Sunday the 24th, 25th & 26th March in the Grove Hall, Bonniconlon. Don't miss this hilarious 3 Act comedy Separate Beds by Sam Cree nightly at 8-30pm. Doors open at 7-30pm. Tickets €10 at the door. Please support & enjoy 3 great nights of drama.

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

Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Patrick Peyton

Dear Jesus, Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary. His message is as important for us now as it was during his life on earth. We beg you, therefore, to hasten the day of his beatification, so that Your faithful people everywhere will remember his message that the family that prays together stays together, will imitate him in his devotion to Your Mother & ours, & will be inspired by His holy life to draw ever closer to You with childlike confidence & love. Amen.