BNT Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 22nd June, 7.30pm

Sunday 23rd June, 10.30am – Evelyn Traynor 1st Anniversary

Monday 24th June, 9.30am

Tuesday 25th June, 7.30pm

Thursday 27th June, 9.30pm

Friday 28th June, 7.30pm

Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm – Mary & Ned Hevehan

Sunday 30th June, 10.30am


Sunday 23rd June, 9.30am – Tom Kelly who died recently brother of Frank Lisquell

Sunday 30th June, 9.30am


Saturday 22nd June, 11.30am – Tess Killilea – Month’s Mind

Sunday 23rd June, 11.30am – Pat Kilgannon, Michael and Nora Lynch, Cloughbrack, and deceased family members; Tommie and Kathleen Lohan, Lisquell: Crehan family, Creeveroe – Paddy, Michael, Elizabeth, Jackie and Bridie (Farrell)

Wednesday 26th June, 8pm

Friday 28th June – No Mass in Newbridge

Sunday 30th June, 11.30am – Andy Murray, Kilclough

Due to works commencing around St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be a lot of activity and we would ask that you be very careful when walking around.  We apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please remember in your prayers, Jimmy Farrell’s sister, Rita Behan formally of Ballygar & Rathangan, Kildare who passed away during the week and Martin “Snacks” Kavanagh, Mount Mary, and Brian Roche, brother of Pat Roche Ballinlass, may they rest in peace.

  • Jubilee of Marriages 2024 – Inviting all couples celebrating the Anniversary of their Marriage, especially those marking their Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Anniversaries Sunday 22nd September, 2024 at 2.30pm St. Brigids Church, Four Mile House Co. Roscommon.  All couples celebrating their Anniversary are asked to register their details at
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August – 4th September 2024. Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section are available from Fr Ray Milton, PP, Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon (090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of Applications is 10th June. Nominations for the Youth Section are also being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage (aged 17 – 20).  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is the 3rd June. All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800 or
  • A Church Gate Collection in aid of the Assisted Pilgrim Section of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be taken up in your church on the 22nd/23rd June. This year 35 assisted pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes and all monies collected at church gates will be used to help defray the costs of this section of the pilgrimage. 
  • The Climate Action Unit in Galway County Council in association with Jacinta Barrins, CEO of the 60+ Climate Drive, will hold a conversation for the over 60’s re climate change in The Courthouse, Ballygar next Tuesday June 25th at 11am-12pm.  Jacinta as a lady in her 60’s talks about how this age group can advocate for a more ‘prevention’ than ‘cure’ approach when it comes to climate change and to ponder on their intergenerational obligations.  Jacinta talks about the causes of climate change, trends since we were born, what are our responsibilities and how can we can reduce our carbon footprint. Knowledge gives the power back to the individual, to reflect on and assist them to make more positive choices in their daily lives in areas such as heating their homes, transport, food and waste. For more information on this talk, please contact Denise Feeney, Community Climate Action Officer, Galway County Council @ 087 4762558 or email
  • Moylough Heritage Society are hosting a talk by Dr Joe Mannion on Wednesday 26th June at 8pm in Moylough Community Centre.  Moylough Heritage Society is delighted to host a talk by Dr Joe Mannion about his new book Anglicizing Tudor Connacht.  All welcome to this event.
  • BNT Social Services – Our weekly 3 course homemade dinner service is available every Friday in the Old School, Ballygar for those who are retired. If you wish to avail of this wonderful meal, please ring 090-6624034 to book your place.
  • BALLINAMORE BRIDGE/TOGHERGAR, BALLYGAR & NEWBRIDGE CHURCHES: MS IRELAND THANK YOU – The Local Branch of MS Ireland wishes to thank all who contributed so generously to the recent Church Gate Collection.  Total amount raised in Ballinamore Bridge/Toghergar €167.55, Ballygar €394.53 and Newbridge €429.65.  Sincere thanks also to all who helped with the collections.
  • Call for Old Carnival Brochures/Programmes – If anyone in our community has any older carnival programmes/brochures, going back to the 60s/70s/80s/90s, the committee would be very grateful to borrow and copy them for a display to celebrate the 80th carnival. A scan or photo of the brochures/programmes would be great also. Please contact the Carnival Committee by emailing the following address or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Pat Gilmore Ballygar who won €476.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support & to all the business who support our draw as well. 
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s winner Margaret Egan, Ballygar who won €637 in this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns lotto. Thanks to all who are supporting the draw and all the businesses who are selling the tickets. Next week’s draw Saturday 22nd June in Kennys.


Ballygar €910.00, Peter Pence €345.00

Toghergar Collection €325.00, Peter Pence €200.00

Newbridge Collection €903.94, Peter Pence €149.75

Received with thanks