BNT Newsletter 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



17th Sunday in Ordinary time

Saturday 29th July, 7.30pm – Kevin Nolan Anniversary

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

Monday 31st July, 9.30am

Tuesday 1st August, 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd August, 9.30am

Friday 4th August, 7.30pm

Saturday 5th August, 7.30pm – Mena & Paddy Egan and Sr. Maureen Sullivan

Sunday 6th August, 10.30am – People of the Parish


Sunday 30th July, 9.30am – Maureen Hughes and daughter Mary, Anniversary

Sunday 6th August, 9.30am – Nora and Martin Kelly


Sunday 30th July, 11.30am – Annual Mass in Killyan Graveyard.

Wednesday 2nd August, 8pm

Friday 4th August, 7pm (Please note changed time)

Sunday 6th August, 11.30am – Michael and Mark Cunningham, Newbridge;

John and Mary Connolly, Newbridge

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday the 4th August.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637

Thank you to the 2 participants from our CE Scheme that clean and polish St. Mary’s Church and also to the CE scheme participant who cleans and polishes St. Patrick’s Church, Newbridge.  

Please remember in your prayers Tom Martin, Newbridge, may he rest in peace.  

  • Diocese of Elphin Jubilee of Marriages – Inviting all couples celebrating the Anniversary of their marriage, especially those marking their Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Anniversaries.  On Sunday 15th October at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be Mass followed by light refreshments for all in attendance.  Each couple celebrating an Anniversary will receive a certificate from Bishop Kevin, they are invited to register their details at 
  • Youth Pilgrimages – Throughout the month of August, young people from our diocese will be on pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin to World Youth Day in Lisbon (31st July – 8th August) and Lourdes (23rd – 28th August). Please keep them and all who travel with them in your prayers.
  • Lourdes Invalid Fund – would like to thank the parishioners of Ballygar, Newbridge and Toghergar for their generosity on their recent church gate collections.  Also a huge thank you to the collectors at all masses.  Totals were: – Ballygar €432.50, Newbridge €225.20, Tohergar €115.80
  • Ballygar Cemetery – Ballygar Cemetery-Mass will be celebrated in Ballygar Cemetery on Sunday 13th August at 10.30am, weather permitting. In preparation for this there will be a general clean up on Saturday 29th July from 11am.  Anyone tending to their relative’s graves, could you please tend to adjoining graves which may need attention.  Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
  • Killyan Graveyard Annual Mass – will be celebrated at the graveyard on Sunday, 30th July, at 11.30 a.m. In the weeks beforehand, when you are tending the graves of your loved ones, please consider giving a little of your time to tidy the section of path/area nearby and the grave(s) which no longer have anyone left to tend to them.  Thank you.
  • MOUNTBELLEW VINTAGE SHOW – Owing to the recent adverse weather conditions Mountbellew Vintage Show which was due to take place on Sunday 30th July has been postponed until further notice.
  • BALLINAMORE BRIDGE HERITAGE GROUP – are holding a fundraising draw on 25th August 2023 in Hughes Bar, Ballinamore Bridge.  This is to erect a memorial for 4 boys who tragically drown in the river Shiven in 1904.  Tickets available in Hughes Bar and usual local outlets.  All support greatly appreciated. Lots of prizes on the night.
  • Happy Feet Foot Clinic – by Deirdre Moran will be at Ballygar Pharmacy on Thursday 3rd August. Contact Deirdre for appointment on 09096 23430. 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Paul& Coliosa Wallace Killyan on winning €518. Next week’s draw in Breslins Ballygar. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 10th Year Anniversary – Congratulations Becky McPhilbin, Creggs who won €552 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 July in Martins.
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar – 75th Anniversary Mass: This will take place on Fri. 8th Sept. 2023 at 11.30a.m. in St Mary’s Church, Ballygar. I would be delighted to welcome back former choir members to perform with us on that day if you are available. We will need to hold rehearsals in advance so if you are interested in participating, please let me know by Tuesday 8th August at the following email

Ballygar Offertory Collection €825.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €320.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €731.35

 Received with thanks