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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  


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)

Mon 24th               St Fidelis (priest & martyr)

10:00 am        Bartley & Myra Roddy & dec’d of

Roddy & Doherty families (M)

Tues 25th               St Mark (Evangelist)

10:00 am        Sr Mary Margaret Marren (M)

Wed 26th               10:00 am              Special Intention (A)

Thurs 27th             St Asicus (bishop)

10:00 am        Peter, Bee Ann, & dec’d Quinn family (M)    

Fri 28th                  St Peter Chanel, St Louis Marie de Montfort

10:00 am        Nicholas, Kathleen & dec’d Egan family (A)

Sat 29th                  St Catherine of Siena (Patron of Europe)

10:00 am        Bridget (Baby) Ruttledge (M)

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm                 Mary Josephine Judge & her parents

Mary Kate & James (A)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              Kathleen Henry, 1st Anniversary (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 April 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

READINGS for 4th Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 2:14, 36-41. Psalm Ps 22.

2nd Reading 1 Pt 2:20-25. Gospel Jn 10:1-10.

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.


3rd Sunday of Easter 23rd April: Focus: Salvation through Christ broken & shared was always God’s plan. – God sent his only Son, who would save our souls not through silver or gold but by his own precious blood. The disciples did not always understand this, as much as Jesus had proclaimed it. The risen Christ broke bread & shared it with them, & they began to truly see & comprehend.

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 Emily Mary Burke, Ballinacarrow.


Recent Collections: Emigrants €905, Upkeep of Shrines in the Holy Land €179. Trocaire €1360 (there will be another update on Trocaire). Sincere thanks to all who contributed.

Bake Sale & raffle in aid of Ella Finan’s charity mission to an underdeveloped region in Fiji, in conjunction with Ulster University, on Sunday 30th April 11am – 1pm in Three Hills Café Lavagh.

My mission will involve educating & empowering the Fijan youth & running healthcare & mental health workshops, while also living with the local community.

I need your support to raise funds to cover materials & scholarships for Fijan students to attend the various workshops over the 5 week period.

I really appreciate your support & hope that you can take some time out to attend my fundraiser.

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.


PPC gathering Saturday 10th June: For all Parish Pastoral Councils in The Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, from 9.30am to 1.30pm (lunch). We will have an invited facilitator to guide the session to reflect on the next steps we need to take as a Diocese looking to the future.


Sunday 9th July: The Diocesan Youth Ministry Committee are planning a Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick.  This will be open to families with young people also. More details to follow.


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. 

Community Games: Athletics competitions at 12noon on Monday 1st May in Nace O'Dowd Park. Entry forms were distributed to children in Achonry National school before Easter. A fundraising walk 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.

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.

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