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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  


Holy Saturday

Sat 8th                    8:00 pm The Easter Vigil (M)    

Easter Sunday

Sun 9th                   10:00 am              Anthony Henry (A)

Mon 10th               10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 11th               10:00 am              Prayer Service (M)

Wed 12th               10:00 am              Prayer Service (M)

Thurs 13th             10:00 am              Prayer Service (M)    

Fri 14th                  10:00 am              Tom & Winnie Brennan &

dec’d family (A)

Sat 15th 10:00 am              Jack & Teecie Coleman & sons

Michael & Michael (M)

Second Sunday of Easter

Sat 15th 8:00 pm                 Catherine & Gary Dennehy &

dec’d Connolly family (M)

Sun 16th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (A)


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 2nd Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 2:43-47. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading 1Pt 1:3-9. Gospel Jn 20:19-31.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays April 8pm: Mary Davey (A)

Sundays April 10am: Breda Higgins (M)


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

Easter Sunday 9th April: Focus: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice & be glad. – Today’s readings describe the effects of Jesus’ resurrection on those who walked with him, & also what the resurrection has accomplished for us. In Acts, Peter testifies that belief in the risen Lord leads to forgiveness of sins, Paul tells the Colossians that our death & life in Jesus will result in our glorification. Everything that Jesus did, he did for us.

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


Please return your Trocaire contributions at any of the Masses.

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.

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 6,834,494. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,772. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,707,745.


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.

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


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

VOCATIONS: In life, many hear God's call to priesthood.  Is your heart open to the Lord?  Have you ever considered taking the risk to follow in the footsteps of Jesus?  If so, you are invited to the national seminary of Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, on 25 April, to attend a special conference on evangelisation and vocations in Ireland today.  Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pro Prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Evangelisation, will be the keynote speaker.  Please register directly on, or contact the National Vocations director Father Willie Purcell at or Rev Eric Cooney the National Vocations Office at 

The conference is a prelude to the opening of the national 'Year of Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood' on Good Shepherd Sunday, 30 April, on the theme: 'Take the Risk for Christ'. There is no charge for attending but places are limited.  For the 12 months following 30 April, it is planned to host events in parishes & at pilgrim sites around the country, & to provide vocations resources for homes & schools.

Theology Open Day, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Email to find out more about our Open Day on Saturday 29 April.


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

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

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.


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.   

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.


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.


“The Family that Prays together stays together”