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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  



Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 8th                    8:00 pm                 Martin & Katie Rogan & dec’d family (A)

Sun 9th                   10:00 am              Robbie Hosey & dec’d of

Dillon & Hosey families (M)

Mon 10th               St Columba (Colum Cille) (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Tues 11th               St Barnabas (apostle)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Wed 12th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 13th             St Anthony of Padua (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Eileen Browne nee Johnston 1st Anniv (M)

Fri          14th         St Davnet (virgin)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 15th                  12:00 pm              Minnie & Tommy O’Donnell & dec’d of

O’Donnell & Finnegan families (M)

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 15th                  8:00 pm                 Eugene Henry (A)

Sun 16th                 10:00 am              Rich Goulden & dec’d family members (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December



Readers of the Word

Saturdays of June 8pm: Tara Hosey (A)

Sundays of June 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

Readings for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading Ex 17:22-24. Psalm Ps 91.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 5:6-10. Gospel Mk 4:26-34.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of June 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays of June 10am: Maureen Lee (M)

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2nd June: Focus: Our ultimate home is with God. – This world is not our ultimate home, St Paul tells usin today’s second reading. This passage is full of hope, teaching us to trust that the passing of our earthly bodies & temporary dwellings – what is seen – will be replaced by an eternal life & home – what is unseen. We will live with God, with an eternal weight of glory.


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 Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of June.

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 ideopportunities 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.

Book Swap / Sale every Sunday 2-4pm in Carrowmore School.


The Shepherd's Run

On 15th June at 6pm, a 5km Walk/Run 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 facebook page of daveynutrition. 

The annual in-service child safeguarding training for LSRs (Local Safeguarding Reps) which you are due to attend, is a short refresher in-service course & it is an ideal opportunity for you to clarify & discuss any safeguarding issues that are bothering you. The training will take place on: Tuesday 11th June. 7pm. In An Chroi Digital Hub, Tubbercurry. If you can’t attend that night it is also available on Tuesday 25th June. 7pm.

Father’s Day Dinner: Sunday 16th June in the Coach House, Rathbarron (Killoran). Three sittings at 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Bookings essential. Adults €25, Children €15. Contact Sandy Percival 087 2444485 between 1&2pm, & between 6&7pm

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


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



An Ignatian Retreat in the Fr Peyton Centre, Attymass on Saturday 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

Fr. Peyton Mission Office, Main Street Knock, F12 Y8 H2. Opening Hours: Wednesday till Sunday 10am- 3pm

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".

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”

Postgraduate study programme: Check out the options in Theology, Philosophy, Youth Ministry, Chaplaincy, Church Music & more at St Patrick's Pontifical University, Maynooth, Applications close soon.

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:

6 Tubbercurry to Kilmactigue, Sunday 16th June
7  Kilmactigue to Lough Easky, Sunday 30th June
8  Lough Easky to Dromore West, Sunday 28th July
9 Dromore West to Skreen, Sunday 11th August

Rev Andrew F. Pierce, Bishop's Curate Assistant Skreen Group of Parishes, The Rectory, Glebe, Skreen +353 (0)86 170 5888

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.

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