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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 Easter

Sat 6th    8:00 pm                 Bridgie McGuinness (M)

Sun 7th   10:00 am              Ollie Wynne, Mai Gilroy, &

parents Paddy & Agnes (A)

Mon 8th                  Bl John Sullivan (priest)

10:00 am        Michael & Pat Marren, &

Mary Scanlon (M)

Tues 9th                 10:00 am              Harry & Bridget McCarrick (M)

Wed 10th               St Comgall (abbot), St John of Avila (priest)

10:00 am        Fr James O’Boyle (A)

Thurs 11th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)    

Fri 12th                  Ss Nereus & Achilleus, St Pancras, (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 13th                  Our Lady of Fatima

11:00 am        FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (M)

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sat 13th                  8:00 pm                 Teresa & Michael O’Dowd (M)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              Eoin Mulkeen (A)


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 6th Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 8:5-8, 14-17. Psalm Ps 65.

2nd Reading 1 Pt 3:15-18. Gospel Jn 14:15-21.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

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

5th Sunday of Easter 7th May: Focus: Let us truly be the body of Christ by demonstrating the Father’s love to others. – How can we walk alongside the way & the truth & the life? We can be Christ to each other. As the body of Christ, we do his works. We offer our time, talent, or treasure to those in need. Let us ask Jesus how we can continue to build his kingdom on earth.

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

Ella Finan’s Bake Sale & raffle

Thanks to all who supported, donated, sponsored and attended Ella’s hugely successful bake sale for her charity mission to Fiji. All support was greatly appreciated. Ella has exceeded her target, thanks to a great community effort, and will be making a donation with the excess, details of which will be issued at a later date.  

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. 

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

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


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 6,869,839. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,866. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,710,625.

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

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  on 061921470 or


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.   

Are you looking for a career in caring for the elderly, have you recently retired or have your children now left home? Instead are always looking to recruit CAREGivers. Whether you can work a couple of hours a week or want to work full time, we would like to hear from you. Experience & FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification in healthcare is an advantage but not compulsory as training is provided. Please contact Seyi or Ciara on (071) 9317051 for more info or via email


“The Family that Prays together stays together”