BNT Newsletter – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sunday 30th June, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 1st July, 9.30am

Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm

Friday 5th July, 7.30pm

Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm – Josie Mannion 4th Anniversary

Sunday 7th July, 10.30am


Sunday 30th June, 9.30am

Sunday 7th July, 9.30am


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

Wednesday 3rd July, 8pm

Friday 5th July, 8pm

Sunday 7th July, 11.30am – Maureen Delaney, Rookhill

Fr. Douglas away for the month of July a special welcome to Fr. Mockler who will be with us for the month.

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, Brigid (Bertha) Finneran, mother of Michelle Geraghty, Kilmore, may she 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
  • Elphin Diocese’s Morning Pilgrim Walk from Castlerea to Knock will take place on Sunday 18th August.  For more info see
  • Donamon Castle Retreat Day (11am – 4 pm) on Thursday 15th August.  More details available at:  All welcome.
  • Next Foot clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 4th July call 086 361 2578 or book on goldie app to make an appointment. 
  • Campa Samhraidh / Pop- up Gaeltacht. Summer Camp for Children – 1 week only, Riverchapel Community Centre (beside Brooks).  Mon to Fri. Aug 5-9th 2024. 10am-1pm.  Gaeilge, Games, Song, Dance agus Craic.  For application form, Email: Or contact Muireann 087 6745436.  Limited numbers so early booking advisable
  • MOW BNT – Meals on wheels operates on a Tuesday and Thursday within our Parish.  A hot dinner and dessert are provided.  If you would like more information or to avail of this service, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
  • Mountbellew District Development CES CLG – are you in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment and would like to re-train while working, there are CE places available within the area, please contact 090-6624034 or 090-9679085 for more information.
  • 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.
  • Pro Life Campaign Church Gate collection 6th & 7th July – The Pro Life Campaign are holding a church gate collection in Ballygar on Saturday and Sunday.  If you can, please give generously.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Caroline Compretta c/o Fr. Tommy Conway Mississippi on winning €462 this week’s NAC 50/50 draw.  Well done Caroline and thank you to all our American friends who contribute to our draw.  Thank you all for your generous support every week and to the pubs that hosts us, very much appreciated.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s winner Roseleen Smith, Ballygar who won €620 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 29th June in Hughes.


Ballygar €880.00

Toghergar Collection €350.00

Newbridge Collection €992.00

Received with thanks