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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  


Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sat 4th                    8:00 pm                 Michael James & Kathleen Davey & dec’d (M)

Sun 5th  10:00 am              Nicholas & Kathleen Egan &

dec’d of Egan family (A)

Mon 6th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 7th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 8th                  Bl John Sullivan (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 9th               10:00 am              Bridget & Harry McCarrick (M)

Fri          10th         St Comgall (abbot), St John of Avila (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 11th                  St Conleth (bishop)

10:00 am        Ann & Sean Gorman, & son Kieran (M)

The Ascension of the Lord

Sat 11th 8:00 pm                 Kathleen & James Coleman, & son Padraig (M)

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Batty Doddy & dec’d Doddy family (A)

ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December




Readers of the Word

Saturdays of May 8pm: Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sundays of May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

Readings for Feast of the Ascension

1st Reading Acts 1:1-11. Psalm Ps 46.

2nd Reading Eph 1:17-23. Gospel Mk 16:15-20.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays of May 10am: Monica Henry (A)


“A world at prayer is a world at peace”

Rosary Rally: Join us for a Rosary Rally for Ireland on Saturday, 11th May at 4pm on Tubbercurry Square. Everyone welcome.

6th Sunday of Easter 5th May: Focus: Remain in my love. – The Easter season, as the paschal mystery continues to unfold before us, Jesus focuses our attention on love being at the heart of discipleship. Jesus’ words & actions were always rooted in his profound love for us. As disciples, we grow closer to Jesus & his mission by sharing God’s love with others. In God’s love, he is revealed.

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

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

Marian Laity Meeting: On Thursday 9th May at 8pm in the Parochial House

Attention all Pioneer members. Anyone who is 25, 50, 60 or more years a member & would like to mark this, please contact Fr Peter or James McCarrick. Emblems – Silver Pin, Gold Pin, 60 year Pin & Fr Cullen Medal. Thank you.



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 €771.20 (updated total) for which we are most grateful. Sr Mary Gallagher.


MASS on the occasion of the 50th anniversary the Dublin & Monaghan bombings. 34 died in the bombing including Ann Marren, Streamstown, (sister of Joe Marren), & 300 were injured. Timetable of events for the Memorial Service: Friday 17th May, 10:30 Mass in Pro-Cathedral. 12:30 Wreath Laying at the Memorial, Talbot St. 2:30 Reception at Wynn’s Hotel. 5:30 Simultaneous performances in Parnell St., Talbot St., & South Leinster St.


Bealtaine Celebrations

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

Achonry-Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop John Fleming, Bishop Emeritus. From 18th to 23rd July, departs from Ireland West Airport Knock. 5 nights in full board accommodation in the Hotel Agena. Price €929- (single rooms available, supplement applies). Book Main Pilgrimage bookings should be made through Joe Walsh Tours: Tel: 01-241 0800 or Email: A limited number of places available in the Assisted Section, Contact Eileen on 086-401 3897. No booking is definite until a non-refundable deposit of €300 has been receipted by Joe Walsh Tours. Online booking at:

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



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

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 1800804591.Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine's volunteers are trained to listen, support, discuss options & refer caller to other helpful services if necessary. So don't be alone if sharing a problem would help. 

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


“The Family that Prays together stays together”

Rev Andrew Pierce is undertaking a sponsored walk to recognise the coming merger of the Church of Ireland Church in Skreen and Achonry:  St Mary's, Dromore West; Skreen Parish, Christ Church, Dromard,; Rathbarron and St George's, Tubbercurry.  The next stage of the walk is  on Sunday, May 12th, walking from Rathbarron to Achonry Cathedral (including Knocknashee).    Approximate walking time is 3 hrs 30 mins (13km).  Please feel free to join the walk or greet the walkers in Achonry.
Upcoming walks and dates:
1 Kick-Off, Rectory to Sea loop, Mon, 1st April (Easter Bank Holiday) (Completed)
2 Skreen to Dromard,  Sun, 14th April (Completed)
3 Dromard to Rathbarron, Sun, 28th April (Completed), 
4 Rathbarron to Achonry, Sun, 12th May (add 1h for Knocknashee)
5 Achonry to Tubbercurry, Sun, 26th May (add 1h for Muckelty Hill)
6 Tubbercurry to Kilmactigue, Sun, 16th Jun
7  Kilmactigue to Lough Easky, Sun, 30th Jun
8  Lough Easky to Dromore West, Sun, 28th Jul
9 Dromore West to Skreen, Sun, 11th Aug