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Sat, 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 Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

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

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

Mon 8th                  The Annunciation of the Lord

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Tues 9th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 10th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 11th             St Stanislaus (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          12th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 13th                  St Martin I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Mary & John Gallagher & their

daughter-in-law Carol (M)

                                                12:00 pm              Margaret & Bernie Finan

Third Sunday of Easter

Sat 13th 8:00 pm                 Catherine & Gary Dennehy

& dec’d Connolly family (A)

Sun 14th 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)

Readings for 3rd Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 3:13-19. Psalm Ps 4.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 2:1-5. Gospel Lk 24:35-48.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of April 8pm: Maeve Fallon (A)

Sundays of April 10am: Nonie Marren (M)

2nd Sunday of Easter 7th April (Sunday of Divine Mercy): Focus: We are called to live out God’s mercy. – In today’s Gospel, Jesus confers his divine power to forgive sins on the Apostles through the Holy Spirit. This forgiveness is still available to us in the sacraments. The gift of God’s mercy calls us to also perform acts of mercy to ensure that, as in the earliest communities of believers, no one among us is in need.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Rose Toomey (nee Cunningham), Kilgarvan, Kerry, formerly from Achonry, (aunt of Tommy Kennedy, Achonry).

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

Trocaire: Contributions received €1466, (this includes €153 from Achonry N.S.). If you have not made a contribution & want to do so, please hand it in at any of the Masses over the next week or two. Thank you to those who have already made contributions. The gift of God’s mercy calls us to also perform acts of mercy to ensure that, as in the earliest communities of believers, no one among us is in need.

Christian Shrines in Holy Land: Sincere thanks for your contributions amounting to €160.

Emigrant Collection: This Collection was taken up on St Patrick’s Weekend & amounted to €840. Thank for your generosity.

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 . 

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.

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


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.



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 (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

Michael English concert in St. Nathy’s Cathedral.  The Parish Pastoral Council & Finance Committee wish to thank all who supported the Michael English Concert in the Cathedral on Easter Monday evening.

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”

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.


FRC Notices

Connect Café: The next connect café in Tubbercurry FRC is on Thurs 18th April 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.

Guided Walks: Tubbercurry FRC is offering four free guided walks with Martina Kilian of Nature Inspires this April & May, including Lough Talt & Lough Easkey & a Light of the Moon walk. Further info & booking on 0719186926.

Would you like someone to talk to? SeniorLine is Ireland's national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine's older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary. So don't be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm

RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988


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

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


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