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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  


Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm                 John & Annie Devaney & dec’d family (A)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Virgie & Martin Monaghan & their

daughter Maura Meakin (M)

Mon 24th               The Nativity of St John the Baptist

10:00 am        Marie Marren, Streamstown (M)

Tues 25th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 26th               10:00 am              (A)

Thurs 27th             St Cyril of Alexandria (bishop)

10:00 am        Mary Johnston (M)

Fri          28th         St Irenaeus (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 29th                  Ss Peter & Paul (apostles)

10:00 am        William Kennedy, Carniara (M)

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm                 Bridget Connolly & dec’d of the

Connolly & O’Dwyer families (A)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              Peter & Ellen Murtagh (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 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading Wis 1:13-15, 2:23-24. Psalm Ps 29.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15. Gospel Mk 5:21-43.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays of June 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays of June 10am: Maureen Lee (M)

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

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 23rd June: Focus: God’s love for us is more powerful than any challenge we face. – Today’s readings reflect God’s profound love for us, even in the face of turbulent times. When our faith is challenged or we are distraught, we must trust that God is with us always & have complete faith that his love is more powerful than the storms of our lives.


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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Teresa Roddy née Reid, Detroit, USA & formerly of Powelsboro, (sister of Ann Gallagher, Carrowmurray).

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:

Pro-Life Rally: You are invited to the Rally for Life, the biggest pro-life event each year, where thousands Stand for Life & to protect mother & baby. July 6th, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1.30pm. 

The annual Maria Goretti Novena takes place in Collooney Church June 28th-July 6th. Mass each evening at 8.00 pm with Rosary & Confessions beforehand. More info on


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. 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.

Bonfire & BBQ & Music on Sunday 23rd at 7pm. The Café will be open, tea, coffee, fresh scones, snacks & Ice Cream available.


Coleman Centre: Keane, Connolly, McGorman a concert on Sat, 29th June at 8pm. Tickets €15, call 071 9182599 or visit

Sat, 29th June at 2.30pm the Disney Hit ~ MALELFICENT. Treat bags are available. Adm €5. 1 adult per family goes free.

Pop Up Gaeltacht /Campa Samhraidh De hÍde.

A summer preparatory intensive Irish course for Leaving Cert students, facilitated by Tomás P.Ó Móráin (O.S., B.A., M.Ed., A.T.O., A.T.G.) will run from July 8th to July 12th  2024 from 10am to 4pm at Tarmon N.S.Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Eircode F45K298. In addition to the classes there will be plenty of fun activities as Gaeilge, Tráth na gCeist, Tóraíocht Taisce, Ceol, Crosfhocail, Damshaí Gaelacha. For info call Jessica 085 7441902

The annual in-service child safeguarding training for LSRs (Local Safeguarding Reps) 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 is on Tuesday 25th June 7pm in An Chroi Digital Hub, Tubbercurry.

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

Anam Cara: the organisation that supports bereaved parents will meet Tuesday 25th June at 7:15pm in 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 also offer an online support service. Please contact us on or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

St Crumnathys Cathedral in Achonry was built in 1822 & was deconsecrated in 1998. It is located in a complex heritage site of architectural, archaeological & ecological interest. Achonry Cathedral is a landmark building at the heart of our community graveyard where our loved ones are laid to rest. The Cathedral is no longer in use & there are signs of water ingress & associated damage. It is vital that some preservation works are carried out in the short term to prevent further irreparable damage to the structure.

Last year Achonry/Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group (AMCE) & St George’s Tubbercurry applied to the Heritage council for a grant to fund preparation of a condition report & schedule of works for the Cathedral. We were successful with the grant application & Duncan McLaren (a Tier 1 Conservation Architect) issued his report in Nov 2023. A number of options were outlined with costs ranging from 69k to 202k. Earlier this year, AMCE & St George’s applied for a grant from the Historic Structures Fund & were awarded 50k grant funding @ 80% of total project costs. We need to raise an additional 12,500 to utilise the full 50k grant awarded. The project will include the following: repairs to the roof to prevent further water leaks, scaffolding, temporary support of the ceiling, repairs to gutters, downpipes, doors, leaded windows, support for stair tower, professional & structural engineers fees.

We are appealing to people from the local community to assist with the fundraising efforts to generate €12,500 to preserve this historic building in our community. We also appeal to families living away from home who have loved ones buried in the graveyard. Your support for this project would be greatly appreciated. How to donate: Online -

Bank Transfer: Transfer to AMCE Bank account - BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN: IE88BOFI90549138522058.  Contact David Hosey (AMCE) 087 2670883 or Willie Lalor (St George’s Parish) 087 9958423 with any queries.

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival takes place August 15-18th in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare - save the date! Join us for a weekend of festivities: talks, testimonies praise & worship, & workshops. Donation Only. Check out for more info.

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

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.


“The Family that Prays together stays together”

“A world at prayer is a world at peace”