BNT Newsletter 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm – Niall Walsh Anniversary

Sunday 10th September, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 11th September, 9.30am

Tuesday 12th September, 7.30pm

Thursday 14th September, 9.30am

Friday 15th September, 7.30pm – Joe Chamberlain, Mountbellew Anniversary

Friday 15th September, 7.30pm – Celebration Mass on the occasion of our parish priests, Fr. Doughlas 50th Birthday

Saturday 16th September, 7.30pm – Mickie Duffy and also remember Michael Hernan, Ballygar.

Sunday 17th September, 10.30am – Pauline Reilly and her sister Noreen, parents Mary & Michael and David Byrne.


Sunday 10th September, 9.30am – Katie & Michael Quinn and Katie

Sunday 17th September, 9.30am – Nancy O’Connor and deceased family members of the O’Connor and Mulryan families.


Sunday 10th September, 11.30am – Tom McDermott, Lissavruggy – 1st anniversary

Wednesday 13th September, 8pm

Friday, 15th September – No Mass

Saturday 16th September, 12pm – Mary Dolan (née Heavey), Ballinacor and Glasnevin, Dublin and Anne Maguire (née Heavey), Ballinacor and Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Sunday 17th September, 11.30am – Frank Tormey, Carrownagappul; Jimmy and Annie Lohan, Mary Teresa Lohan and Joe Hart, Cloonkeen.

Please remember in your prayers Rosaleen Kenny, Cloonlyon, Ballygar, and also Tommy O’Malley (brother of Noel O’Malley), Westport, may they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Colaiste Mhuire on the happy celebration of their 75th Anniversary.

  • Parish Pastoral Committee Members:  

Brian Finneran, Larry Hannon, Mathew Hughes, Tomas Kenny (Ast. Sec)

Anne Kinsella (Sec), Mattie Kinsley (Chairperson), Niall Lohan, Fr Douglas Zaggi,

  • Deepening Our Faith With And Through Mary – If you like reading, shared exploration and discussion and have either a relationship with Our Lady, or curiosity concerning her, we invite your participation in one of the following information meetings: IN-PERSON 7.30 – 8.15 pm, Thursday, 7th Sept. 2023 Donamon Castle, Donamon, Co. Roscommon, F42 YE13.
  • Silent Retreat – Knock:  Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity at St. Mary’s Accommodation, Knock, Co. Mayo from October 16th to 22nd. €495 full board. To book contact Helen : 086 1678027 or  A privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, – Who is Love.  Silence, prayer, teachings & liturgy of the Church.
  • Adult Healthcare Support and Special Needs Assistant Course – Coláiste Mhuire Ballygar currently a Carers Course that includes Special Needs Assisting.  The carers course is QQI Certified Level 5 and the SNA course is Level 6. The course will run from September to May, taking place each day from 9.40am to 1.15pm.  Our PLC Open Day is 12th September.  For information or an application form, please contact the school at 090 6624740 or visit 
  • Ballygar Parent and Toddler: are delighted to be back meeting after the summer break.  We meet every Tuesday from 11am to 1.00pm in the Old School Building, Market Square, Ballygar F42 YA62.   All parents are welcome.  WEANING WORKSHOP 19th September 2023 11am to 1.00pm The group is holding a Weaning Workshop that will take place on Tuesday 19th September @ 11am to 1.00pm.  For further details, contact 087 699 7076.
  • New 4-week term of kettlebells/pilates classes starting Tuesday 12th Bonnie’s Gym 8:30pm kettlebells/hiit/step combo followed by pilates at 9:15pm, also Wednesday 13th in Athleague community centre pilates @7pm.  Suitable for all ages & abilities. Everyone welcome. Thank you.  Call/text Bonnie 0872238237.
  • Irish dancing classes – will resume in Fallon’s lounge on Monday September 4th at 5.45. Beginners welcome.  Contact Rita 0866084645
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Daragh McKeogh, Mountbellew on winning €756. Next week’s draw in the Thatch Bar Ballygar. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week,
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 10th Year Anniversary – Congratulations to Margaret Hughes, Ballinamore Bridge who won €563 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 9th September in An Tobar.

Ballygar Offertory Collection €1,040.00, Diocesan Needs €295.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €335.00, Diocesan Needs €115.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €950.50, Diocesan Needs €274.50

 Received with thanks