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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  


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Day of Prayer for Vocations

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

Mary Kate & James (A)

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

Mon 1st                  St Joseph the Worker

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Tues 2nd                 St Athanasius (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 3rd                 Ss Philip & James (apostles)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 4th               St Conleth (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)    

Fri 5th                    Bl Edmund Rice (religious)

10:00 am        John & Delia McGowan (A)

Sat 6th     St Catherine of Siena (Patron of Europe)

12:00 pm        Kathlee & Jimmy Coleman & their

                                         son Padraig (M)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sat 6th     8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Sun 7th    10:00 am              People of the Community (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays May 8pm: Caroline Coleman (M)

Sundays May 10am: Monica Henry (A)

READINGS for 5th Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 6:1-7. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading 1 Pt 2:4-9. Gospel Jn 14:1-12.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

4th Sunday of Easter 30th April: Focus: The sheep follow Jesus because they recognize his voice. – Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, is calling us today. He is present, leading us. Christ does not speak only in miraculous visions or through powerful movements of the heart. God speaks through Scripture & through his disciples. Just as Christ sent Peter to preach, he sends his faithful out to call his sheep today.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Raymond McCarrick, Athlone, (brother of John, Cloonbaniff). 

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

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 Aoibhe Sadie Donoghue, Mullinabreena South, Chaffpool, & Ajay Thomas O’Hara, Mountain View, Tubbercurry.  

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

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 10:45am – 1pm in Three Hills Café Lavagh.

My mission will involve educating & empowering the Fijian 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 Fijian 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. Ella will feed ye today & she goes to Fiji in a few weeks time

First Holy Communion: For the children of 2nd Class 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. All support, donations gratefully appreciated as this helps with the running costs. Contact Orla Kelly, Eileen Brennan, Johnny Finan, Donal Kearins, Richard Brittan, David Hosey with any queries.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge. Group Leader: Tom Moran, accompanied by Spiritual Director. 2nd Aug 2023 for 7 days €849 pp sharing. For info call Tom Moran 0860815635 or Carol Early 0879581495

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.


Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 21st May. All parishioners are invited to Knock for this day of prayer & reflection. 2pm Rosary, 2:30pm Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica, 3pm Concelebrated Mass in the Basilica followed by Benediction & Rosary. Our Lady of Knock, Pray for us.

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage, Friday 23rd June - Sunday 25th June. A special discounted rate of €50 is offered to WYD Pilgrims. Booking by individual pilgrims, group bookings preferred For more info contact James McLoughlin

Mary's Meals Pray in May Campaign: Pray in May is a grassroots campaign where we invite individuals, churches, & faith groups to pray with us – that our work continues to flourish & grow, & that more children & communities will see their lives transformed through the provision of a daily meal in a place of education. For more info about this global movement, check out

Special Galway / Mayo Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at Christmas 2023 taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Last Supper Room, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives with full day in Bethlehem on Christmas Day contact James Treacy 061921470


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


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,862,232. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,824. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,709,705.

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“The Family that Prays together stays together”


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.