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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  


Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

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

Mon 27th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Special Intention (A)

Tues 28th               10:00 am              Michael & Catriona Feeley (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Wed 29th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                                        8:00 pm                             Private Intention (A)

Thurs 30th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Fri          31st         10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Tom & Kathleen Kilcoyne & dec’d of

Kilcoyne & Carney families (A)

Sat 1st                     St Ceallach (Celsus) (bishop)

10:00 am        Kathleen, Peter & John Kivlehan (M)

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm John & Teresa Kennedy & daughter

Rose Donnellan (A)    

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              Bernie Finan, Mullaghanarry (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays April 8pm: Martina Brennan (A)

Sundays March 10am:  (M)

READINGS for Palm Sunday

1st Reading Is 50:4-7. Psalm Ps 21.

2nd Reading Phil 2:6-11. Gospel Mt 26:14-27:66.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays April 8pm: Mary Davey (A)

Sundays April 10am: Breda Higgins (M)

5th Sunday of Lent 26th March: Focus: I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in his word. – It takes courage to truly believe in God’s promises. He promises to raise the dead from their graves & put his own Spirit in us so that we may live. What does this mean for us this Lent, when we journey with Jesus toward his cross? How can our Lenten observance bolster such courageous faith?   

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

The Chrism Mass takes place in the Cathedral on Monday, 3rd April at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to the Chrism Mass, particularly those involved in ministry in parishes (PPCs, Finance Committees, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Societies, Sacristans, Secretaries, Servers, Members of BOM, those preparing for the Sacraments, etc.). 

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm John & Teresa Kennedy & daughter

Rose Donnellan (A)    

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              Bernie Finan, Mullaghanarry (M)

Mon 3rd                 10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

6:30 pm          Bridie Browne & dec’d Redican family (A)

7:30 pm          Chrism Mass in Cathedral

Tues 4th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Wed 5th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                                        8:00 pm                             Private Intention (A)

Easter Triduum

Thurs 6th               Holy Thursday

                                                8:00 pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (M)

Fri          7th                           Good Friday

3:00 m                                   Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (M)

                                                8:00 pm Stations of the Cross (A)

Sat 8th                    Holy Saturday

8:00 pm          The Easter Vigil (M)    

Sun 9th                   Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection                                        10:00 am              Anthony Henry (A)

First Holy Communion Programme

Grow in Love: Sunday 23rd April Mullinabreena. All Masses 10am. First Holy Communion will be in Mullinabreena Church on Saturday 13th May at 11am.


Adoration in Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of April.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting for PPC members in An Chroí, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 28th March at 8:30pm.

Church Repairs

Church Roof appeal from late 2021 to March 2023: Contributions from 81 individuals, families, & groups within the Parish €41,350, from 20 people outside the parish €12,620. Total €53,970.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 25th 26th 29th 30th 31st & April 1st at 8pm. Not to be missed. Tickets available at Gillespie’s & 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

Afternoon of Prayer at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Knock this Sunday 26th March from 3-6pm, organised by the Connacht Pioneer Association. All welcome for Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary & Mass.

Easter Sunday Night at the Coleman Music Centre - Traditional musician, Marcus Hernon, along with his sons Prionsias & Breandan, with Don Stiffe, folk singer/songwriter in the Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen at 8pm. Adm €20. Tickets 071 9182599 or

Mass of Thanksgiving: Invitation from “The Cregg Sisters” (Daughters of Wisdom) to a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Saturday 1st April, at 3pm, celebrated by Bishop Kevin Doran. As they prepare to leave the diocese, the Sisters wish to thank all who were associated with them over the years, in the development of services for children & adults with learning disability. Everyone welcome.

A good time to study theology?  On Monday 17th April (6.30-8.00pm) Open Evening at the Loyola Institute, Trinity College, for those who wish to explore the possibility of studying theology. There will be a sample lecture, & an opportunity to meet with current students & staff. We will address any queries or questions you may have. The Loyola Institute is located at the old Physiology Building - approaching from the Dawson St entrance near the rugby pitch; close to the Pearse Street entrance if coming via Dart. Contact or 01/8964791 with any queries.

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.