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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 Easter

Sat 20th 8:00 pm                 John Joseph & dec’d Davey family (A)

Sun 21st 10:00 am              Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff (M)

Mon 22nd               10:00 am              Sr Mary Margaret Marren (M)

Tues 23rd               St George (martyr), St Adalbert of Prague (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 24th     St Fidelis of Sigmaringen (priest & martyr)        

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 25th             St Mark (evangelist)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          26th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 27th                  St Asicus (bishop)

10:00 am        Kathleen Henry & dec’d family (M)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sat 27th 8:00 pm                 Frank & Celia Healy & Sally Bisset (A)

Sun 28th                 10:00 am              Liam Marren, Dublin & Carrowmore (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 5th Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 9:26-31. Psalm Ps 21.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 3:18-24. Gospel Jn 15:1-8.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of April 8pm: Maeve Fallon (A)

Sundays of April 10am: Nonie Marren (M)

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

4th Sunday of Easter 21st April: Focus: Respond to the Lord’s sacrificial love with gratitude, trust, & love. – In today’s Gospel, Jesus us that he suffered & died for us because of the depth of God’s love for us, because this is what a Good Shepherd does for those in his care. How should we respond to such love? With gratitude, trust, & love; by listening to his voice in our lives & being obedient to his commands. This is not always an easy task, but one with which the Lord is happy to assist us.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Ollie Duff, Dublin, (husband of Anne Foye, formerly of Lissaneagh).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Trocaire: Contributions received €1578, (this includes €153 from Achonry N.S.). 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. Thanks for your generous contributions.

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



Many thanks for your welcome & hospitality at the weekend. Thanks to the parishioners of Achonry/Mullinabreena for their welcome & response to the appeal. The total amount collected came to €586.20 for which we are most grateful. Sr Mary Gallagher. (That total will go up as more contributions came in during the week. Update next week)

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm. (summer)


Bealtaine Celebrations

At Achonry Market in Nace ODowd Park on Saturday May 11th at 11am. Music, song, performance, traditions. Refreshments served.Come & enjoy.


Achonry Diocese Adoration Committee: A gathering of Adoration Committees for each parish will be held in The Pastoral Centre Charlestown on Sunday 28th April from 3pm – 5 pm.



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.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents will meet Tues 23rd April at 7:15pm in the T. F Royal Hotel. This 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 us on or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

Tubbercurry FRC

The Living Well Programme is coming to Tubbercurry FRC in person starting Thursday 23rd May 10.30am-1.00pm. Living Well supports adults (18 years and over) living with chronic long term health conditions. The Living Well Programme will help you to develop self-management skills and confidence to live well with your health condition/s. For those who cannot attend an in person programme there is also an online programme available & starting on May 13th. Bookings to 0871800286 or All programmes are free to access. To order Living Well leaflets contact More info

Connect Café will take place Thursday 18th April. Come along for some music & a chat. All welcome to come along & see what it is all about.

Guided Walks in various locations with Martina Kilian of Nature Inspires. These events will take place on April 24th & May 1st. For details of locations etc & booking contact 0719185926.

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.

The Poor Clare Sisters in Galway are hosting an online Q&A for young women who would like to know more about the Poor Clare way of life. The event will take place from 7-8:30pm on Wed, May 1st. For more information contact 

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG seeking marriage preparation facilitators: ACCORD is recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Successful applicants will receive professional training & will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or email   Closing date for applications is Friday, 3rd May 2024.

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

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”