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Fri, 2024

 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


2024 Sunday Cycle B, Weekday Cycle 2  


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

             -World Day of the Sick

                                                                                                -Day of Prayer for Temperance

Sat 10th                  6:00 pm                 Ita Moran (A)

Sun 11th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (M)


Mon 12th     10:00 am         Tom & Michael Hargadon (M)

Tues 13th               10:00 am              John Mahon (M)

Wed 14th               Ash Wednesday    Day of Fast and Abstinence                                                            10:00 am              Holy Souls (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Thurs 15th             10:00 am              Thanksgiving Mass (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Fri          16th         10:00 pm              Margaret Johnston & son Joe (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Sat 17th                  Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

10:00 am        Lloyd Wilkinson (M)

12:00 pm        Vinny Healy (M)

First Sunday of Lent

Sat 17th                  8:00 pm                 Margaret, Kevin & dec’d Gormalley

& Coleman families (A)

Sun 18th                 10:00 am              Lil Conlon (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December




Readers of the Word

Saturdays Feb 6pm: Sinead O’Brien (A)

Sundays Feb 10am: Majella O’Donnell Spriggs (M)

READINGS: 1st Sunday of Lent

1st Reading Gn 9:8-15. Psalm Ps 24.

2nd Reading 1 Pet 3:18-22. Gospel Mk 1:12-15.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays Feb 6pm: Mary Davey (A)

Sundays Feb 10am: Sheila McGowan (M)

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11th Feb: Focus: Do everything for the glory of God. – Paul’s words are both commanding & encouraging. As Christians, whatever we do ought to reflect who we are: children of the Most High God, adopted sons & daughters of the Lord. We are sisters & brothers of Christ, & our very destiny should permeate all we say & do. We are encouraged in this endeavour, & aided by grace, so that we may glorify God for his sake, & for the sake of the world’s salvation.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Liam Marren, Carrowmore & Dublin, (brother of the late Francie Marren, Carrowmore), Madge Kennedy, Cloonbarry, Aclare, (mother of John Kennedy, Tubbertelly). Helen McCarrick, Anniversary at this time, Mass will be celebrated in April

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 February.

Masses during Lent: Mass Monday to Friday 10am in Mullinabreena, & 8pm in Achonry. To save any confusion the Saturday vigil Masses from the beginning of Lent will also be at 8pm.

Achonry National School: Enrolment forms for 2024-25 are now available at the church door. If you are interested please take a form with you, fill in the details & return it to the school.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be celebrated on February 24th. Please return consent forms, & baptismal certificates if baptised outside the parish please.

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 8:30pm.

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.


Blessing of Engaged Couples & those celebrating significant Anniversaries (E.G. 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, 40 years, 50 years & longer!)  Sunday, 18th February at 4pm in St Nathy’s Cathedral, Ballaghaderreen. There is an open invitation to all concerned.

Social Dancing Class: In Cloonacool Community Centre every Thursday at 8pm.

The Synodal Journey was launched in October 2021. Many parishioners attended gatherings in our Diocese (& throughout the country) to share their ideas about the Church. These were very helpful meetings & I appreciate the efforts people made to come along & join in the conversations. In order to feedback to parishioners on what has happened since, a very helpful video has been produced.  It is entitled: "The Synodal Pathway, the Journey So Far..." This can be found on our Diocesan Website, I hope this will be helpful in outlining the process so far & charting the next steps on the journey.     


FRC Tubbercurry: Connect Café on Thursday Feb 15th from 10am-12pm. This is a free drop in Café, all welcome to come for a chat, meet a friend & find out what is happening locally. A friendly face awaits.

South Sligo Social Club, for people with Alzheimer's, Dementia or memory loss & their Family/supporters is back Thursday Feb 15th at 1.30pm. We welcome Maria Ward Music Therapist to join us for some dance revival. Contact FRC on 0719186926 for more details. New members welcome to this informative & fun social group.

Holy Hill Hermitage: Invitation to Friends of Carmel gathering at Holy Hill on Sat 24th February. Theme: 'Sons & Daughters of your Father in Heaven'. Begin at 10.30 with coffee & finish at 4pm with a soup lunch provided by the community. (Donations invited on the day). All are very welcome! Please let us know if you would like to join us by emailing

Divine Mercy Conference: Takes place in the RDS Dublin from 23rd to 25th February. It is our second conference to be held at the RDS since COVID. The theme of this year's conference is 'Jesus I trust in You' (Diary of St Faustina). By choosing this theme, we hope that the content & outcome of the conference will serve the people of Ireland in placing their trust in God in these challenging times.

The annual Achonry Pioneer dinner dance: Friday 8th March at 8pm in the Yeats County Inn, Curry. Music by The Duets. Tickets €35. Please contact Thomas at 087-2344338 or Caroline at 086-1660196 for more information and to book your tickets.

Become a Volunteer Befriender to those living with Dementia & give Family Carers a short break. - “As a Befriender I gained so much. There were lots of parallels between the person living with dementia & myself. We were both living alone, had shared interest, we both had worked in similar professions & similar locations. We shared many interests, stories & life experience. I gained a true friend”. Can you spare a couple of hours per week? A little time goes along way. Contact Caroline on 087-3694477 or 0949364900 Email:


“The Family that Prays together stays together”


 “A world at prayer is a world at peace”

Living Well is a free HSE programme which helps people living with a long-term health condition to manage their condition & improve their overall wellbeing. Anyone with any chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis, COPD, cardiac illness, anxiety, etc. can benefit from these workshops. A programme commences in Boyle on Tuesday 12th March. It will be delivered over six weekly workshops (2.5 hrs x 6) by trained leaders. Advance registration is required. To find out more, please contact Liam Gildea on 086 014 2675 or by email at