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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  


Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

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

Mon 15th               St Carthage (bishop)

10:00 am        Kathleen & Patrick Gaffney &

 dec’d children (M)

Tues 16th               St Brendan (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 17th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 18th             St John I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)    

Fri 19th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 20th                  St Bernardine of Siena (priest)

10:00 am        Sean & Anne Gorman & son Kieran (M)

The Ascension of the Lord

Sat 20th                  8:00 pm                 Seamus Conlon (M)

Sun 21st                 10:00 am              People of the Community (A)

Knock Shrine           2:30 pm Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

                                                                                                (see notice on next column)


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 Feast of the Ascension

1st Reading Acts 1:1-11. Psalm Ps 46.

2nd Reading Eph 1:17-23. Gospel Mt 28:16-20.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

6th Sunday of Easter 14th May: Focus: The Holy Spirit is God’s gift to those who follow him. – All three readings today mention the reception & action of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation in the Spirit completes Christian initiation in Samaria. Jesus, the model of Christian behaviour, was brought to risen life in the Spirit. He bestows the Spirit of Truth on those who keep his commandments. As we approach the Eucharist, let us thank God for his gracious gift.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Maeve Gorman, Galway & formerly of Carrowmore. 

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

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


Trócaire: Total collected for Trócaire amounted to €1723, this includes €263 from Achonry National School. Sincere thanks to all the individuals, families, & children who contributed so generously to this very worthy cause. THANK YOU.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 24th May at 8pm


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.


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.


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


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

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.

Meals on Wheels: Banada Meals on Wheels Service, offer applicants aged over 65 or those returning home from hospital, a daily delivery of a hot dinner & desert. Monday to Friday in the areas of South Sligo & border towns in East Mayo. Call 07191 81562 for details 9.30am. -1pm Monday to Friday.

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. Call James Treacy 061921470


Biodiversity Day at Turlough Park: Celebrate National Biodiversity Week 2023 with a special day-long programme of activities, walks & talks exploring the variety of natural life in the grounds of the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. This Biodiversity Day, in partnership with the National Parks & Wildlife Service, guest experts & educators, takes place from 11am to 5pm, on Saturday, 20 May. This is a free event suitable for all ages. No booking required. Visit for further information.

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”

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.