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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  


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)

(sister of the late Denis McDonagh)

Mon 20th               The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

10:00 am        Michael & Pat Marren, & Mary Scanlon (M)

Tues 21st               Ss Christopher Magallánes &Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 22nd               St Rita of Cascia (religious)

10:00 am        James & Mary Ann Davey & dec’d of

Davey family (A)

Thurs 23rd            10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          24th         Day of Prayer for the Church in China

10:00 am        Joanne Brennan (A)

Sat 25th                  St Bede the Venerable, St Gregory VII (pope)

10:00 am     Jack & Teecie, Michael & Michael Coleman & dec’d Coleman & Conway families (M)

The Most Holy Trinity

Sat 25th 8:00 pm                 Teresa & Michael O’Dowd (M)

Sun 26th                 10:00 am              Brendan, Bridgie & dec’d Connolly 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 Trinity Sunday

1st Reading Deut 4:32-34, 39-40. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading Rm 8:14-17. Gospel Mt 28:16-20.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of May 8pm: Pauline Finan (M)

Sundays of May 10am: Monica Henry (A)

Feast of Pentecost 19th May: Focus: The Holy Spirit gives & renews life, to each of us & to the Church. – Pentecost celebratesthe descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, giving birth to the Church. The Spirit always gives, & not only gives but renews life as well. Like the disciples, we are continuously renewed by the Spirit for service in Jesus’ name.

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.


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.

Laudato Si' Week, "Seeds of Hope," calls us all to be those seeds of hope in our lives and in our world, rooted in faith and love. This week invites us to come together as a community to contemplate and nurture seeds of hope for our "suffering planet" (LD 2). Laudato Si’ Week reminds us of the urgent need to care more deeply for our common home and the need for personal and cultural transformation in the midst of ecological crisis.

The Alzheimer society information bus the Square Tubbercurry on 23rd May from 11am-1pm to raise awareness about dementia & the Alzheimer society services locally. Drop by to meet the staff or contact the helpline on 1800 341 341 for more information. 

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


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

Achonry Reek Challenge: The Diocese Youth Commission is hosting the Achonry Reek Challenge “ARC” (Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage) on Sunday June 9th at 3pm. Please assemble at Murrisk car park for 2.30pm. All young people 18 + are welcome to attend, under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. Essential items to bring, water, light snacks, sun screen, warm clothes, hat, stick, & sturdy walking boots or shoes. Free event, refreshments served afterwards. For registration, please contact Stephen at


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. Please feel free to join the walk or greet the walkers on any of the stages. Upcoming walks & dates:

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 +353 (0)86 170 5888

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

Achonry/Mullinabreena Parish DEFIBRILLATORS: This is an Appeal for Donations please for the purchase of 2 additional defibrillators (1 to be located in the Castleoye area & 1 in the Rinbane area) & for the upkeep & maintenance of 5 defibrillators currently in our parish. Recently a new cabinet was purchased for the defibrillator located in the Chaffpool area which cost €595. Replacement batteries which are required after 1 use & a spare 1 needs to be available at each defibrillator are approximately €150 each.
To donate you can do so to the Achonry/Mullinabreena Defibrillator Account @ Tubbercurry Credit Union or by contacting any one of our committee members: Lorraine Feely, Johnny Ruttledge, Caroline Coleman, Bernie Finan, Casey Finan & Jillian Severs. Thank you.

PS: Fundraising Tractor & Honda run for the upkeep of our parish defibrillators will take place on Sunday 29th Sept 2024 - details to follow later but in the meantime be sure to "save the date".

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.

Anam Cara: the organisation that supports bereaved parents will meet Tuesday 28th May at 7:15pm in the T. F Royal Hotel. This event 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. Please contact us on or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

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.

‘Come Follow Me’ Weekend Workshop, 7th–9th June: An introductory training weekend to teach children (ages 7–11) about the Catholic faith using the ‘Come Follow Me’ catechetical programme, for use in parishes & schools. Presented by the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph at St Mary’s Church, the Claddagh. No previous experience required! For more information & to register, please contact Ruth on (087) 4090344 or email

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”