22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ballygar masses can be accessed via the internet on churchtvballygar.ie or via the radio on 105.4fm.


22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm – Tommy Hanley

Sunday 28th August, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 29th August, 9.30am

Tuesday 30th August, 7.30pm

Thursday 1st September, 9.30am

Friday 2nd September, 7.30pm – Mickey Geraghty

Saturday 3rd September, 7.30pm – Mickey Duffy and Andy O’Malley, also remember Mick Hernan

Sunday 4th September, 10.30am – People of the Parish


Sunday 28th August, 9.30am

Sunday 4th September, 9.30am – Nancy O’Connor Anniversary


Friday 26th August, 8pm

Sunday 28th August, 11.30am – Delia and Martin Collins, Curraghduff

Wednesday 31st August, 8pm

Friday 2nd September, 8pm

Sunday 4th September, 11.30am – Laurence, Johnny and Mick Cunningham and their parents Michael & Delia, Windfield.  Michael Martyn, New Inn.

Fr. Michael will visit the sick and house bound on Tuesday 30th August, morning and afternoon.  Please contact Fr. Michael on 090-662-4637 if you would like Fr. Michael to visit.

Any outstanding offertory or any collection envelopes for Ballygar, Newbridge and Toghergar, please return in the coming weeks.  Many thanks.

  • Cleaning of Church – The Church cleaning group would be delighted to welcome more volunteers to help with the cleaning of the church.  We meet every three weeks on a Saturday morning at 9:30am.  Contact Tomás on 086 3683778 if you’d like to help out.
  • Active Retirement Meeting – The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will recommence in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 5th September at 8pm. New members always welcome
  • The Friday Dinner Club – will be back up and running on Friday 2nd September.  This is a wonderful way to spend a few hours on a Friday, meeting people and enjoying a freshly prepared hot meal.  The club is open to both men and women.  For more information, please contact 090-662-4034.
  • Meals on Wheels –  this service is offered to the parish of BNT.  Delicious hot meals are prepared and delivered on a Tuesday and Thursday for a nominal cost.  These meals can be tailored to suit your needs.  For further information, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
  • Ballygar CE Scheme – Want to get back into work? Don’t know where to start?  Check with your local Community Employment Scheme.  Mountbellew District Development, based in Ballygar, Newbridge and Mountbellew have a varied number of positions available.  No experience necessary, training will be provided.  Training is also available to upskill or just renew current skills.  You would need to be in receipt of a qualifying DSP payment for more than 12 months, check with your local Intreo Office or call Mountbellew CE office on 090-967 9085 or Ballygar office on 090-6624034 for more information.
  • Alzheimer Collection – The annual Alzheimer’s Collection will be taken up at Church Gates in the region on Sunday September 3rd and 4th Please give generously.
  • Yoga Classes – recommence in Ballymacward Hall on Thursday September 8th at 10 30 am. All welcome.
  • A Special Remembrance Mass will be celebrated on Sunday September 25th at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Caltra in memory of the Late Fr. Brendan Dunning who served as curate in Caltra for a number of years and who died during Covid. The chief celebrant will be Fr. John Mahony PP Ahascragh/Caltra   and a Representative of S.M.A order of which Fr Dunning was a member, will deliver the Homily .Members of Fr Dunning’s family will attend. All are welcome.
  • Additional Tús Places – There are currently vacancies in a variety of Tús roles in the local area. Tús is a community work placement for those 12 months or more unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, with participants receiving a top-up payment. Completion of the scheme provides employers with evidence of work experience, a reference, and a CV. If you are interested, phone 091 875732 or 087 9335477, or email tusadmin@grd.ie.
  • Newbridge 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Carmel Gavin Newbridge on winning €472.  Tommy French €100 yearly season ticket holder. Gary Tierney €50 6month ticket season holder.  Next week’s draw will be in Kenny’s Ballygar. 
  • Shiven Rovers 50th. Anniversary Draw Main Prize: Trip for two to Liverpool, flights, accommodation and match tickets.   Second Prize 2 tickets to Manchester United and €300 cash. 3rd Prize: 2 Tickets to Arsenal Game: 4th. Prize 2 Tickets to Newcastle United Game: 5th. Prize 2 Tickets to Aston Villa Game; 6th. Prize Hotel Break in Ireland for 2 and 7th. Prize Spa Treatment & Meal for 2 in Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe.  Tickets only €10 each or 6 for €50.00 available in local shops or from any committee member or managers or buy online:
  • ticket €10 https://buy.stripe.com/7sl7sOchj5B56kg3cd
  • 6 tickets €50 https://buy.stripe.com/6oEfZk5SV4x1bEA8ww

Draw will take place in Shiven Inn, Newbridge on Saturday 3rd Sept with music.

Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Anne Healy, Derreen, Ballyforan who won €506 in this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns 50/50 Draw. Thanks to all who are supporting the draw and all the businesses who are selling the tickets. Next week’s draw takes place in Fallons.