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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  


Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm                 Patrick & Agnes Moran, son Paul

& Sr Maria Christopher Berreen (M)

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

Mon 11th               St Aengus (bishop & abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)          

Tues 12th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Wed 13th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Thurs 14th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Fri          15th         10:00 pm              Private Intention (M)

                                                8:00 pm                 Tom & Kathleen Kilcoyne & dec’d of

Kilcoyne & Carney families (A)

Sat 16th                  10:00 am              Frank, Bridget, Mary & dec’d of

Gannon family (M)

Saint Patrick’s Day (5th Sunday of Lent)

Sat 16th                  8:00 pm                 Johnny, Kathleen & Pete Johnston (M)

Sun 17th                 10:00 am              Tommy, John & dec’d Stenson family (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: 5th Sunday of Lent – St Patrick’s Day

(The Reading for the 5th Sunday take precedence today)

1st Reading Jer 31:31-44. Psalm Ps 50.

2nd Reading Heb 5:7-9. Gospel Jn 12:20-30.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays March 8pm: Breda Higgins (M)

Sundays March 10am: Inez Wims (A)

4th Sunday of Lent 10th March: Focus: Offer gifts of prayer, fasting & almsgiving out of love & gratitude to our merciful God. – We offer our humble gifts of prayer, fasting & almsgiving to God out of gratitude. We recognize that all is gift. God has poured out his grace upon us. We joyfully draw near to the giver of all good gifts in the spiritual practices we take up in this season.

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


GOLDEN JUBILEE: Congratulations & best wishes to Joe & Maureen Lee, Rinbane, who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their marriage last weekend.    

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.


Wednesday 13th March: Today is the anniversary of the election in 2013 of Pope Francis as Supreme Pastor of the Church.

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.


Achonry NS Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on 23rd/24th March & 6th/7th April at St Nathy’s Hall 10am -12 noon. All donations of old clothes are gratefully appreciated. All proceeds go directly to Achonry National School.

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


To maintain the success of both the Three Hills Café & Achonry Farmers Market we would ask households to commit to visit both amenities at least once a month. 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. Thank you for your continued support.


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

First Holy Communion: Sacramental preparation Mass in Achonry Church on Palm Sunday 24th March at 10am.

Mission Appeal: This year the Holy Rosary Sisters have permission to promote their Mission Appeal in Achonry Diocese.  Sr. Mary Gallagher (originally from Gurteen) will be in touch with priests over the coming months to arrange suitable times to visit parishes. 

Coleman Music Centre: Fr James Mc Donagh in concert on Sunday 10th March at 8pm. He will be joined by family & friends for a great mix of music, song & dance.  Early booking is advisable. Call 071 9182599. Adm €15


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


Bunninadden Community Bowls: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm (except Christmas week). New members welcome, age 16 upwards, tuition given. Tea/coffee & biscuits at half time. Nice relaxed atmosphere & a good chance to socialise.

ACCORD, Ballaghaderreen offers marriage & relationship counselling in a secure setting, facilitating couples & individuals to explore, reflect upon & work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationship. Please contact 094-9022214 or email

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


North Connaught College Open Day: Thursday 11th April from 2 to 6pm. We are offering a range of QQI courses Beauty, Business, Childcare, Healthcare, Pre-Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Security, Equine Studies & Horsemanship. ITEC in Laser & IPL Treatments. Call in to enquire about places available on any of our courses. You can contact the College on 071-9185035 or by email


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:

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 


Tubbercurry FRC: Want2Walk walking group supported by FRC have organised a series of walks on Wednesday morning in various locations in South Sligo. Some of the upcoming walks will be done in conjunction with Martina from Nature Inspires. The first walk will be held on Wed 20th March Coilrecuil Loop (walk through the bog in Aclare); meeting at Aclare carpark at 10.20am. Walks are approximately 8km, & are done at a leisurely pace. If you require further info re the walks please call 0719186926.

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-on-one consultation service. Putting your needs & wellbeing first, helping you manage often stressful, difficult & emotional issues. If you would like more info call 071 9150578 / 085 875 9319 or email

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

“The Family that Prays together stays together”

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”