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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  


Pentecost Sunday   (Week 8 Ordinary Time)

Sat 27th                  8:00 pm                 Michael James & Kathleen Davey

& dec’d family (M)

Sun 28th                 10:00 am              Brendan & Bridget Connolly

& dec’d Connolly Family (A)

Mon 29th               Mary Mother of God

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 30th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 31st                The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 1st               St Justin (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)    

Fri 2nd                    Ss Marcellinus & Peter (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 3rd                    St Kevin (abbot)

10:00 am        Bill Crosbie (M)

Trinity Sunday  (Week 9 Ordinary Time)

Sat 3rd                    8:00 pm                 Winnie & Mick Duffy & dec’d of

Duffy & McDonnell families (A)

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              Richard Goulden & dec’d family (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 Pentecost Sunday

1st Reading Acts 2:1-11. Psalm Ps 103.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13. Gospel Jn 20:19-23.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

Pentecost Sunday 28th May: Focus: Easter isn’t just about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, but our rising to new life. – The first Easter – that day in human history where Jesus Christ was raised from the dead – is not simply a historical fact, but a theological & spiritual reality in which we continue to live. We are immersed in the life that was created for us in his rising, & we celebrate that “little Easter” in every Sunday Eucharist. Through the grace received there & the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we are sent as workers in the kingdom, helping to renew the face of the earth.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Joe Henry, Ballaghadereen & formerly of Belra, (brother of the late Tommy & Jimmy Henry, Belra, & Bea Henry, Loughill). 

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 Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of June.

        The Sacred Heart Novena begins on Thursday 8th June & ends on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday 16th June.

        Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 31st May at 8pm

       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. 

       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

      Fr. Jim Finan will mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on June 23rd.  Collooney Parish will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in Collooney Church on Sunday, June 18th at 11am, followed by celebrations in the former Primary School (near the church). Bishop Paul will be chief celebrant.

Ballinacarrow Church will mark Fr. Jim’s anniversary on Sunday, June 25th with Concelebrated Mass at 9.30am, followed by a celebration in the community centre immediately afterwards. All are invited & are welcome to attend either or both occasions.

Killala- Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishops John Fleming & Paul Dempsey. From 29th August to 4th Sept 2023, departs Knock Airport. 6 nights in full board accommodation in the Hotel Agena. Price €895- (single rooms available, supplement applies). All bookings should be made through Joe Walsh Tours at 89 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02WY88. Bookings are also accepted 01-2410800. No booking is definite until a non-refundable deposit of €300 has been receipted by Joe Walsh Tours. N.B. There will not be a hospital pilgrim or assisted pilgrim section with medical & care staff as was the case in previous years. All pilgrims will be accommodated in hotels & should be able to undertake the pilgrimage independently or with the assistance of someone accompanying them & taking responsibility for their care. If you requires wheelchair assistance please indicate the same on your booking form.

Jack & Jill Fundraiser. A special fundraising day will take place at the Mill Café, Cloonacool, on Sat 3rd June, (Bank Holiday weekend). This is being organised at the request of Margaret McIntyre, who has personal experience of seeing the benefits that the charity provides - special nursing care & respite to children with special medical needs. Please support as generously as you can. Those who may not get to the Café on the day can donate online through the following link - 

North Connaught College of Further Education Tubbercurry, is looking for expression of interest in evening courses for Sept 2023. The courses are – ICDL Computer for Beginners, First Aid Responder & Healthcare Modules e.g. Care Support, Care Skills, etc. Please email if interested.

Cloonacool Players News Flash: Exciting news! On Saturday June 3 at 11am in The Mill Cafe Cloonacool, the Players are holding a meeting to discuss the next drama season. This is the perfect time for all who would like to take part in our new productions to step forward, on stage or behind the scenes, there are many opportunities. So do come along on June 3rd - members & new members - all are welcome. 

Friends of Carmel Gathering at Holy Hill Hermitage, Skreen, Saturday 10th June 10.30 -4pm All Are Welcome. For booking, contact Tony at A light lunch will be served & donations towards cost would be appreciated. Schedule: 10.30 Coffee, 11 Welcome & Introduction – Sr. Patricia. 11.15 Talk ‘What do you want of me?’- Gillian Coxhead, 12 Adoration, 12.30 Mass with Fr Tony Slingo. 1.30 Soup Lunch. 3pm ‘Teresa Shows the Way’ – Sr. Ceil. 3.30 Closing prayer & sharing.


MPACT 5 Step Support Service: Are you affected by the misuse of alcohol or other drugs by another individual? 5 Step Support can help you; it is a free, non-judgemental, one - one consultation service.  

Putting your needs & wellbeing first, helping you manage often stressful, difficult & emotional issues. For more info please contact

9150578 / 0858759319 or email

You don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction!   

What is the 5-Step Support Service? ‘5-Step’ is a free, one-to-one consultation service for any adult affected by the misuse of alcohol or other drug by another individual, either family member or friend. ‘5-Step’ recognises the impact that addiction has on everyone, including family members, friends & others, this could be Physical & Mental Health, social life, finances, home life & employment. 5 Step offers support, knowledge & guidance in helping to manage often confusing & emotional situations.

Thank You from Darkness into Light....Banada: A special word of thanks to all who participated in the recent DIL walk at Banada Abbey on 6th May. Our sincere thanks to those who organised the event & a special word of thanks to all who volunteered during the day & on the night of the walk. Your tremendous help & support was much appreciated. Almost €10,000 was raised locally to support the great work of Pieta House. If you would like to become involved working with the organising committee for next year's event, please contact Jacqueline (0868221083) or Dermot (0872160655)

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

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.


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