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Sat, 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 Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

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

dec’d Connolly family (A)

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

Mon 17th               10:00 am              Sr Eugenius (Stella) Gallagher (M)

Tues 18th               10:00 am              Denis & Jane Durcan (M)

Wed 19th               10:00 am              James & Mary Ann Davey & dec’d

of Davey family (A)

Thurs 20th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)    

Fri 21st                  10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 22nd                  10:00 am              Mary & John Gallagher, & their

daughter-in-law Carol (M)

Third Sunday of Easter

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm                 John Joseph Davey & dec’d of

Davey family (A)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff (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 3rd Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 2:14, 22-23. Psalm Ps 15.

2nd Reading 1 Pt 1:17-21. 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.

2nd Sunday of Easter 16th April: Focus: The Lord invites us to touch his wounds & encounter the font of all mercy. – Jesus gives Thomas a great gift when he invites Thomas to touch his wounds. In his wounds, Christ displays his response of mercy to our sinfulness. When we doubt, we can ask the Lord for grace to touch his wounds through prayer & to receive his mercy 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


BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Belle Eileen Davey, Tubbertelly.


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.

Community Games: Athletics competitions takes place at 12noon on Monday 1st May 2023 in Nace O'Dowd Park. Entry forms were distributed to children in Achonry National school before Easter. Art can be completed over Easter holidays & will be collected from Achonry NS on 19th April (ensure your child's name & age is on the back). A fundraising walk will take place in Nace O'Dowd Park on Sunday 23rd April at 6pm. Funds raised will assist with insurance & costs to stage the games. All support/donations gratefully appreciated. Contact Orla Kelly, Eileen Brennan, Johnny Finan, Donal Kearins, Richard Brittan, David Hosey with any queries.


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. 

Moylough Heritage Centre are holding a fundraiser social night on Sunday 30th April in the May Queen Tubbercurry. Music by the Curly bobs. Tickets €15 available after Moylough 10am Mass Sunday 23rd & 30th April, or from Noel Enright 0872711264, Padraic Brennan 087 2389511 or any committee member.
Memorial Tractor Run & walk in memory of Aidan Maye & Red Óg Murphy on Monday 1st May. Registration at 3.30pm run starts at 4pm at Moylough heritage Centre F91 XW22.

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm.


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,841,217. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,810. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,708,933.

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.


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.


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.


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

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

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.


“The Family that Prays together stays together”