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

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 19th August, 7.30pm – Geraldine Naughton and Tommy Naughton

Sunday 20th August, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 21st August, 9.30am

Tuesday 22nd August, 7.30pm – Frank Kelleher Anniversary

Thursday 24th August, 9.30am

Friday 25th August, 7.30pm

Saturday 26th August, 7.30pm – Tommy Hanley Anniversary

Sunday 27th August, 10.30am – People of the Parish


Sunday 20th August, 9.30am – Sr. Mary Ann O’Brien

Sunday 27th August, 9.30am


Sunday 20th August, 11.30am – John and Katie Hynes, Killyan & deceased family members,

Brìd Martin, Ballinacor and Galway

Wednesday, 23rd August, 8pm. Tom Martin, Newbridge – Month’s Mind

Friday 25th August, 8pm – Jimmy Joe and Bea Murphy, Baby Liam Murphy, Curraghduff, & deceased members of the Murphy and Higgins families

Sunday 27th August, 11.30am – Martin and Delia Collins, Curraghduff                                                                                                       

  • 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  For those who have no access to email, you can register your interest with Fr. Douglas on 090-6624637/089-2522120. 
  • 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.
  • Knock Pilgrimage – The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday 20th August with Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and Mass at 3.00pm in the Basilica.
  • Annual Cemetery mass in Chapel Finnerty Graveyard takes place on Sunday August 27th @4pm.
  • Mountbellew Agricultural Show – takes place on Saturday 26 August 2023.  Online entries: For queries: Call (085) 7606000 or e-mail:  Closing date for entries: Saturday 19 August 2023 Only Dog Entries and Children Art and Craft entries taken on Show day.  A good day out for all. Free Children’s Entertainment including Junior Tractor Run and Pony Rides.
  • BNT Playground – A huge thank you to everyone who has helped and supported our Bric a Brac stall at Fair day yesterday.  The much needed funds will allow us to continue maintaining the playground and carry out any repairs that may be needed during the year.
  • Fohenagh Cemetery Mass – Fohenagh Cemetery mass will take place on Sunday 27th August at 7pmin the cemetery. The committee would like to thank everyone who contribute to the upkeep of the cemetery.
  • “If you are not in you can’t win” The Caltra/Ahascragh/Fohenagh lotto has a fantastic Jackpot of €17,900, tickets available in the local shops or join on line at Klubfunder.
  • The EmployAbility Service Roscommon – is an Employment and Recruitment Service to assist people with a disability or health issue to pursue and maintain employment in the open labour market.   Are you currently aged over 18 years? Do you have a disability or health issue?  Would you consider working part-time? If so, why not let Employability Service Roscommon support you to find that job in your local area.  This is a confidential and free individualised service funded by the Department of Social Protection.   For further information Call 090 6628608 or Call/Text 087 3745307 or email info@rosemp.ieEmployAbility,Roscommon West Business Park, 1st Floor, Tower Block A, Golf Links Rd, Roscommon, F42 TD98.  Tel: 090 6628608, Email:, Mobile: 087 3745307, Web:
  • 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.
  • Experienced Lady Available for part-time home help in the local area. 

Please contact 090-662-4964 after 6pm.

  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Casey Davis, Caltra on winning €520.  Next week’s draw in the Thatch Bar 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 to Mary Carty, Ballinlass who won €850 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 19th August in Kennys.

Ballygar Offertory Collection €985.00, 15th August 2023 €410

Toghergar Offertory Collection €400.00, 15th August, 2023 €110.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection € 770.00, 15th August, 2023 €543.00

 Received with thanks