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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  


Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection

Sat 30th 8:00 pm                 The Easter Vigil (M)

Sun 31st                 10:00 am              Anthony Henry (A)

Mon 1st                  10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

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

Wed 3rd                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 4th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          5th           10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 6th                    10:00 am              Kathleen & Peter Kivlehan, their son

John & grandson Brendan (M)

Second Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sat 6th                    8:00 pm                 Paddy & Kathleen Boland (A)

Sun 7th                   10:00 am              People of the Community (M)

ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December




Readers of the Word

Saturdays of April 8pm: J & K Brennan (A)

Sundays of April 10am: Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Acts 4:32-35. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 5:1-6. Gospel Jn 20:19-31.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of April 8pm: Maeve Fallon (A)

Sundays of April 10am: Nonie Marren (M)


Easter Day 31st March: Focus: Yes, Christ my hope is arisen; to Galilee he goes before you. -  Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Not even death could keep him from us. So mighty is his love that he transformed the evil of the cross into a blessing through which he can eternally unite us to God. He is here. He is risen, alleluia!

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


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Margaret Finan, Mullaghanarry Mary Philbin, Rossport, in her 104th year, (aunt of Geraldine Gaffney, Tubbertelly), Sarah Saunders, Westport & Cavan, in her 101st year, (sister of the late Denis McDonagh, Cashel North).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Trocaire: Please return your contributions at any of the Masses over the next week or two. Please convert coins into notes. Thank you to all who have already returned contributions.

Adoration in Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of April.

Mission Appeal: This year the Holy Rosary Sisters have permission to promote their Mission Appeal in Achonry Diocese.  Sr. Mary Gallagher (originally from Keash) will be visiting our parish in April. 

Guided Walks: Tubbercurry FRC is offering four free guided walks with Martina Kilian of Nature Inspires on Wednesdays, April 10th Lough Talt Walk (New Trail), April 17th Lough Easkey Loop, April 24th Full Moon Walk Clooneen Bog (Evening walk); May 1st Masshill Forestry Walk. Further info & booking 0719186926.


Achonry NS Parents Association are holding a clothes collection on 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.

Michael English concert in St. Nathy's Cathedral. An evening with Michael English on Easter Monday April 1st at 8pm. Tickets €30 at Duffy's  Super Valu on Holy Thursday from 9am-12noon & Holy Saturday from 9am-12noon, also available from Towey's Shop, Main Street,& the Presbytery Ballaghaderreen 0949860011. Tickets available at the door or online


The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (The Killeshandra Nuns) was founded 100 years ago in 1924 by Bishop Shanahan CSSp to bring the Gospel message to the women of Southern Nigeria. Sisters are presently on mission in Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the USA & Zambia.

What we do

HEALTH CARE: healing the sick, building healthy communities
EDUCATION: key to human development at all levels
PASTORAL CARE: The Word of God alive in people's lives
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: in cities, villages & rural communities
CARE FOR THE EARTH: loving the planet

REFUGEES: reaching out to street children, fighting against human trafficking

REBUILDING shattered lives after devastation of war & disease.
PRAYER is central to our lives. It is God's work we are doing, not our own.

I worked in both Zambia (Central Africa) & Ghana (West Africa).  As I am a teacher by profession, I taught English, History & Religious Education in a Girls' Secondary School in Zambia. I then moved to Ghana where I taught Religious Education for one year in a large mixed Secondary School before transferring to a Teacher Training College where I taught English. After returning to Ireland, I served on the Regional Administration Team before becoming involved in Mission Promotion. I am again part of the Regional Adm Team as well as continuing with Mission Promotion which involves visiting a different diocese each year under the auspices of AMRI

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

(Association of Missionaries & Religious in Ireland). Sr Mary Gallagher


You don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction! M-PACT supports the whole family, helping to improve relationships, communication & recovery. A FREE eight-week programme will begin on Tuesday 9th April. If you would like further info contact 9150578 / 0858759319 or email


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 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

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”