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Thu, 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  


Second Sunday of Lent

Sat 24th                  8:00 pm                 John P. Davey & all dec’d of the

Davey family (A)

Sun 25th                 10:00 am              Patsy & Patricia Fallon (M)

Mon 26th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)          

Tues 27th               St Gregory of Narek (abbot & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Catriona Feely, Birthday Remembrance (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Wed 28th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Thurs 29th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Fri          1st            St David (bishop)

10:00 pm        Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 John & Teresa Kennedy, daughter

Rosie & her husband Pat Donnellan (A)

Sat 2nd                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Third Sunday of Lent

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm                 Johnny & Josie Mullen (M)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Patrick & Christina Farrell (A)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December




Readers of the Word

Saturdays March 8pm: Karena Lee (M)

Sundays March 10am: Ray Wims (A)

READINGS: 3rd Sunday of Lent

1st Reading Ex 20:1-7. Psalm Ps 18.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 1:22-25. Gospel Jn 2:13-25.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays March 8pm: Breda Higgins (M)

Sundays March 10am: Inez Wims (A)

2nd Sunday of Lent 25th Feb: Focus: This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. – We do not have a God who sits enthroned, looking down from a great distance to arbitrarily ask us to do this or not do that. No, we have a God who loves us enough that we can trust him completely, as Abraham did. We have a God who did not hold back anything, not even his beloved Son, to lead us to the goodness he desires for us.

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

Wedding: Congratulations & best wishes to Donal McIntyre, Tubbertelly, & Barbara Tempany, Templeboy, who were married on 2nd February in Templeboy Church.      

We wish them many years of health & happiness

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time:Veronica O’Mahony, nee Brett, Georgia, USA, & formerly of Cashel, Curry, (aunt of Martin Rogan, Achonry).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


World Day of Prayer: On Friday 1st March at 8:30pm in Mullinabreena Church. This “Worldwide Service” was prepared by the Women of Palestine. All are welcome. 

Holy Hour: Prayer & Reflection for Ministers/Readers of the Word & Eucharistic Ministers will take place in the Church of St John Evangelist, Tubbercurry on Sunday 10th March 4-5pm


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

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.

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.

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

TRÓCAIRE: Many homes have now received their Trócaire boxes. We are very grateful for your continued support. With Lent now upon us, we would like to share with you some details of Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign for 2024. This year our focus country is Malawi. Malawi is often referred to as the warm heart of Africa. It is a country with extremely high levels of poverty, where life is already a struggle for many. Climate change means flooding & droughts are becoming both more extreme & unpredictable. People are losing their homes, their livelihoods & even their lives. In these situations Trócaire is working for water justice as a response to the effects of climate change. We also have a family resource that brings together Scripture, Laudato Sí’ & Laudato Deum. See Trocaire website for more details.

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballymote at 3:30pm. For more info follow Ballymote Community on Facebook.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents will meet Wed 28th Feb at 7:15pm in the T. F Royal Hotel, Castlebar. This event is free & open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We now also offer an online support service too. Contact or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

2024 Western Drama Festival takes place over nine nights from Friday 1st - Saturday 9th March in St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry with a fantsatic line-up of plays. Tickets now by phoning 086-4553395. Further details, including a synopsis of the plays are available on social media & the Western Drama Festival website

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church? If you have enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage? Successful applicants will receive professional training, be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally. Please contact Aisling on 01-5053112 or


The Poor Clares in Galway are holding a Monastic Experience Day for young women who might be interested in their way of life. The event will take place from 10am to 5pm Saturday 2nd March. The day is designed to help those who may be exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life. Anyone wishing to book a place should email 

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.     

“The Family that Prays together stays together”