5th Sunday in Lent

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

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637.


5th Sunday of Lent

Saturday 25th March, 7.30pm – John Fitzmaurice and deceased family members

Remember Mary Ellen & Paddy Tierney Cloonlyon

Sunday 26th March, 10.30am – Chris Murray 2nd Anniversary

Monday 27th March, 9.30am

Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm

Thursday 30th March, 9.30am

Friday 31st March, 7.30pm – Annie Mannion Gately

Saturday 1st April, 7.30pm – Bredge Murphy

Sunday 2nd April, 10.30am – Palm Sunday

Adoration– during the month of March there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, every Friday at 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar.

Adult Confirmation – any adults who wish to be confirmed in our Parish, please contact Fr. Douglas or call the Parochial House within the next month 090-6624637.


Sunday 26th March, 9.30am – Tess, Bob Kelly& grandson Philip Connelly

Sunday 2nd April, 9.30am – Palm Sunday


Ellen Lohan, Gerry Lohan, Mary and Michael Glynn and Jimmy Crehan, Triehill

Sunday 26th March, 11.30am – Kitty Finneran, Killyan; John and Chris Hynes, Tyrur; Mary Ellen Martin, Ballinacor; Delia and John James Crehan, Windfield, and their daughter-in-law, Geraldine Crehan, Mary and Pake Burke, Rushestown; John Joe Crehan, Tansy Village.

Tuesday 28th March, 11am – Confirmation

Wednesday 29th March, 8pm

Friday 30th March, 8pm

Sunday 2nd April, 11.30am – Palm Sunday

Please remember in your prayers Ann Kelly, may she rest in peace.

CONFIRMATION IN NEWBRIDGE CHRUCH – will be celebrated on Tuesday 28th March, at 11am.

  • Mass of Chrism Bishop Kevin invites you to attend the Mass of Chrism this Wednesday 5th April at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  During the Mass, Bishop Kevin will bless and consecrate the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick and the priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to their priestly ministry.  All are very welcome to attend. 
  • World Youth Day with Pope Francis – Bishop Kevin invites young people aged 18 – 35 to join him on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal 31 July – 8 August 2023.  The cost is €850 per person sharing and this includes flights, coach transfers, WYD registration, city centre hotel accommodation for six nights in Lisbon plus two nights in Fatima.  Please support young adults from your parish to be part of this once in a lifetime experience with millions of young Catholics from across the world.  All the details and how to register are available at https://www.elphindiocese.ie/wyd2023.  Please contact Sheena at youth@elphindiocese.ie or Fr. Douglas 0892522120 if you have any queries.
  • Accord – Accord is currently taking booking for Pre-Marriage courses. Please contact the Sligo Accord Centre at 071-9145641 or www.accord.ie The Pre-Marriage course should be booked at least 6-8 months before the wedding. Also, Marriage counselling services are available by contacting the Accord telephone number.  Accord is also recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation facilitators.  Marriage facilitators are part of a team that prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage.  Couples find our courses fun, engaging and very relevant, while facilitators gain valuable life skills.  If you are interested, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact marriagepreparation@accord.ie for more information.
  • Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season –  the 3 day retreat is on from Thursday 1st June until Monday the 15th August, 2023.  The one day retreat starts Monday 1st May, 2023.  For further details please contact Sanctuary of Saint Patrick, Pettigo, Co. Donegal www.loughderg.org, info@loughderg.org or +353(0)719861518.
  • Solas FRC Ballygar Outreach Office: Upcoming Events:
  • International Social Coffee Morning on Sunday 26th March @ 11.30am in the Old School Building, The Square, Ballygar. Social morning to meet with friends and new community members.     ALL WELCOME
  • Easter Wreath Making Workshop on Tuesday the 4th April 10.30am to 12.30.       Limited availability. Cost €10 per person. To book contact 085 252 1200 or email:bernieksolas2016@gmail.com
  • Free Basic Computer/ Internet Skill course starting 18th April 2023, 4-6pm for 10 weeks. To book contact 085 252 1200 or email:bernieksolas2016@gmail.com.
  • Ballygar Ladies Group – will meet Thursday 30th March @ 8pm in The Courthouse. Guest speaker from Citizens Information. Admission €3. All ladies welcome.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Maeve O’Brien Ardeeven Newbridge on winning €454.Next week’s draw in Henry’s Bar Mountbellew. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50Congratulations to Fionn & Harry Slyman, Ballyforan who won €517 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 Saturday 25th March in Kennys.

Ballygar St. Patricks Day €575/Offertory Collection €940.00

Toghergar St. Patricks Day €260.00/Offertory Collection €290.00

Newbridge St. Patricks Day €684.00Offertory Collection €805.00

Received with thanks.