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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  


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)

Mon 27th               St Augustine of Canterbury (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 28th               10:00 am              No Mass (M)

Wed 29th               St Paul IV (pope)

10:00 am        No Mass (A)

Thurs 30th             10:00 am              No Mass (M)

Fri          31st         The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Tom & Winnie Brennan (A)

Sat 1st                     St Justin (martyr)

10:00 am     Peter Gallagher (1st Anniversary) (M)

Corpus Christi

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm                 Mick & Winnie Duffy & dec’d of

Duffy & McDonnell families (A)

ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December



Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturdays of June 8pm: Tara Hosey (A)

Sundays of June 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

Readings for Corpus Christi

1st Reading Ex 24:3-8. Psalm Ps 115.

2nd Reading Heb 9:11-15. Gospel Mk 14:12-16, 22:26.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of June 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays of June 10am: Maureen Lee (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

The Most Holy Trinity – 26th May: Focus: Through baptism we receive our identity as children of God with Christ. – The mystery of the Holy Trinity is central to our Christian faith. We are baptised in the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, receiving the Spirit that enables us to call God our Father. Our identity as sons & daughters of God callsus to share in the Son’s suffering, so that wemight also share in his glory.

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


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:



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 Shepherd's Run

On 15th June at 6pm, a 5km Walk/Run will take place in aid of the South Sligo Cancer Support Centre, Tubbercurry. The Walk/Run is a loop around Dohern Hill & Chaffpool. Appropriate footwear for rugged terrain is advised. Amazing views & all for a wonderful cause, we hope you can join us. Please register with QR code to take part. Code available at Sandra Davey’s Facebook 



An Ignatian Retreat in the Fr Peyton Centre, Attymass on Sat June 22nd from 10.30 am - 5.00 pm. Cost: €25 (including lunch). To book or for info call 087 679889

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

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".


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


The CANA Talks Show – "A Roadmap to Happiness" – T.F Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Fri 31st May, 8 pm. Presenters: Gerry Glennon & Angelina Nugent. Speakers: EWTN's Fr Robert Spitzer (video link), Br. Richard Hendrick, Stephen Giblin, Fr Shane Sullivan, Tara Niekamp, Niall McDonagh. Just 15 mins each to inspire you (from a faith perspective)! Also, the Duggan Academy of Irish Dance & the Coolaney Gospel Choir. Inspiring talks, great visuals, music, + more. Tickets €23 + booking fee @, T.F. Box Office 094 902 3111, or @ the door.


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

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


“The Family that Prays together stays together”

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”