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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  


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)

Mon 13th               Our Lady of Fatima

10:00 am        Our Lady’s Intentions (M)

Tues 14th               St Matthew (apostle)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Wed 15th               St Carthage (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 16th             St Brendan (abbot)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Fri          17th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 18th                  St John I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Pentecost Sunday

Sat 18th 8:00 pm                 Seamus Conlon (M)

Sun 19th                 10:00 am              Eoin Mulkeen (A)

                                                12:00 pm              Sarah Saunders (Mass & burial of Ashes)

ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December



(sister of the late Denis McDonagh)

Readers of the Word

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

Sundays of May 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

Readings for Pentecost Sunday

1st Reading Acts 2:1-11. Psalm Ps 103.

2nd Reading Gal 5:16-25. Gospel Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15.

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”

Feast of the Ascension 12th May: Focus: The Solemnity of the Ascension invites us to raise our eyes to behold Christ’s glory. – Christ does not leave us in the Ascension. Instead, he lifts our eyes, inviting us to behold his power & glory. We do so in a particular way through the sacraments. He is with us in our struggles. He carries our burdens with us. He makes his glorious presence known to us in a way that we can taste & see in the Eucharist.

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.

Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: (In conjunction with the Dioceses of Galway & Clonfert). Takes place on on Sunday 19th May starting at 2:30 with anointing of sick, & Mass at 3pm.


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.

A.M.C.E. Meetingon Monday 13th May at 9pm in the Hub. Agenda: Achonry Cathedral, Courtabbey, Polytunnell, Walking Trails at Knocknashee, Muckelty & Dohern. All welcome.


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:

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.

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

Sponsored Walk

'Rev Andrew Pierce is undertaking a sponsored walk to recognise the coming merger of the Church of Ireland Church in Skreen & Achonry: St Mary's, Dromore West; Skreen Parish, Christ Church, Dromard; Rathbarron & St George's, Tubbercurry. Stage 4 of the walk is on Sunday, May 12th, walking from Rathbarron at 2:30 to Achonry Cathedral (including Knocknashee). Approx walking time is 3hrs 30mins (13km). Please feel free to join the walk or greet the walkers in Achonry.'

Upcoming walks & dates: 1, 2, & 3 completed, & stage 4 this weekend.

5 Achonry to T/curry, Sun, 26th May 2:30 pm (+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

Rev Andrew F. Pierce, Bishop's Curate Assistant

Skreen Group of Parishes, The Rectory, Glebe, Skreen

M: +353 (0)86 170 5888

Fr. Peyton Centre. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. The Centre will be opened on Saturdays from 25th May to September 30th from 12noon until 5.00pm. Tel: 096-45374World

Annual Global Rosary Rally for the Sanctification of Priests takes place on Friday 7th June. Fr. Peyton Centre, Attymass will lead the Rosary at 2.15pm, praying the Joyful Mysteries. The Rosary can be view on or

Coleman Centre: Shaskeen in concert on Sat 18th May at 8pm.  Tickets from 071 9182599 or

Siege to Siege' - a stunning evening of 16th & 17th century choral & instrumental music of the Hapsburg Empire. Presented by Ireland's premiere professional choir Resurgam & joined by St Muredach's Cathedral Choir, accompanied by the English Cornett & Sackbutt Orchestra. Fri May 31st at 8pm in St Muredach’s. Directed by Mark Duley. Tickets available at

Rally for Life: We are delighted to share with you that former singer with famed band Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, will be speaking at this year's Rally for Life. Her powerful testimony shows the reality of abortion and an insight into the music industry that does not value human life and pushes a narrative that exploits women. The Rally for Life is now only 8 WEEKS away. Don't miss Kaya this year & SAVE the DATE for Saturday, 6th July at 1:30pm.