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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  


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)

Mon 5th                  St Boniface (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 6th                 St Norbert, St Jarlath, (bishops)

10:00 am        See next column for nearby Masses (M)

Wed 7th                  St Colman (bishop)

10:00 am        See next column for nearby Masses (A)

Thurs 8th               10:00 am              See next column for nearby Masses (M)

The Sacred Heart Novena (begins today)     

Fri 9th                    St Columba (Colum Cille, abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        See next column for nearby Masses (M)

Sat 10th                  St Ephrem (deacon & doctor of the Church)

12:00 pm        Maeve Gorman, Months Mind (M) Novena

Corpus Christi (Week 10 Ordinary Time) Novena

Sat 10th                  8:00 pm                 Robbie Hosey & dec’d of the  

Dillon & Hosey families (A)

Sun 11th                 10:00 am              Ellen & Peter Murtagh (M) Novena


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays June 8pm: Tara Hosey (A)

Sundays June 10am: Martin Golden (M)

READINGS for Trinity Sunday

1st Reading Deut 8:2-3, 14-16. Psalm Ps 147.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 10:16-17. Gospel Jn 6:51-58.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays June 8pm: Inez Wims (A)

Sundays June 10am: Sheila McGowan (M)

Trinity Sunday 4th June: Focus: The Trinity is a mystery of faith & a communion of love. – Today’s feast celebrates one of the greatest mysteries of our faith: One God, made up of three persons sharing one divine substance – the Trinity. It is through God’s self-revelation to us through Jesus Christ & his Paschal Mystery that we come to know the Triune God from whom all life flows. God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.


BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Noah Jack, Kilroy,Charlestown & Streamstown.

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

Weekday Masses from 6th to 13th June: Tubbercurry Mon. Wed. Fri. & Cloonacool Tues. Thurs. 9:30am, Coolaney daily10am, Collooney daily 9am, Bunninadden, Mon. Wed. Fri. & Killavil Tues.  Thurs 10am.

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.


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.

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.


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.

The Pro Life Campaign has described as "very disappointing" the result of this week’s vote in the Dáil in favour of Bríd Smith's abortion bill, which if passed at final stage in the Dáil would permit abortion on request up to birth among other things. The vote in favour of her bill moving to committee stage passed by 67 votes to 64 with 8 abstentions.
Commenting on the result, Eilis Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said:
"This result is very disappointing. It means that if the bill passes the final stage vote at some point in the future, it will permit abortion on request in Ireland right up to birth. I'm confident when members of the public realise this, they will be disgusted. It is a bill that shows zero respect for the rights of unborn babies. Many of those who voted in favour of this bill voted against a bill in the Dáil less than two years ago that would have allowed humanitarian pain relief to be given to unborn babies prior to late term abortions. There really are no words to describe how cold & uncaring some members of the Dáil have become when it concerns the issue of protecting defenceless & innocent unborn babies. When the people voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in the 2018 referendum, they certainly didn't vote for abortion on request throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.
"I've no doubt this vote will prompt many people to rethink their stance on the issue & join us in trying to bring some balance & humanity back to the debate. The Pro Life Campaign will work day & night to ensure this bill progresses no further. Abortion is guaranteed to be a major election issue & we will do everything in our power to ensure more pro-life TDs are elected to the Dáil to challenge the madness & hardened stances that have currently taken hold. We thank all 64 TDs who voted against this evening's bill voting to protect human life."