The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 30th September, 7.30pm – Josephine Nolan 1st Anniversary.

Sunday 1st October, 10.30am – May Maguire O’Sullivan and Dan, son Hugh and all the members of the O’Sullivan and Maguire families.

Monday 2nd October.9.30am – John Joe Flynn, Mount Mary

Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm 

Wednesday 4th October, 7.30pm – Msgr. Michael Devine 92nd Birthday Mass

Thursday 5th October 9.30am

Friday 6th October 8pm.- Seamie Langan 1st Anniversary. {Please note change of Time.}

Saturday 7th October, 12pm – Rosaleen Kenny, Months Mind.

Saturday 7th October, 7.30pm – Margaret and Michael Hannon

Sunday 8st October, 10.30am


Sunday 1st October, 9.30am – Mary Margaret and Josie Larkin.

Sunday 8th October, 9.30am – Bridget and Andrew Killilea and deceased family members


Sunday 1st October, 11am – Mass for the Season of Creation         

Wednesday 4th October, 8pm

Friday 6th October, 7pm (Please note time change)

Sunday 8th October, 11.30am 

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday 6th October.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.

  • 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. 
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Meditate in Pink is an online Meditation course for National Breast Cancer Research.  Join Meditate in Pink for €25 and get 5 guided 30-minute mediations with Mary Lally, founder of 5 Elements Wellness, every Tuesday at 8pm in October.  100% of all monies raised goes to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. All you need is Wi-Fi and something pink to wear.  This meditation series is suited for all levels from beginners to those more experienced.  Go to, click on Meditate In Pink to register.
  • Active Retirement Meeting -The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 2nd October at 8pm. All new members welcome
  • FREE Introduction to Computers (basic computers + internet skills), Tuesdays 4.00-6.00pm for 7 weeks.  To book your place contact Bernie 085 2521 200 or Rachel 086 075 3098.
  • Coláiste Mhuire on RTE1 Mass – Sunday 8th October – Coláiste Mhuire has been invited to participate in the RTE1 mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 8th October. Bishop Kevin Doran will celebrate the mass with contributions from the Coláiste Mhuire Choir and members of the school community.  
  • 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.  For information or an application form, please contact the school at 090 6624740 or visit 
  • Ballygar Truckin’ is Celebrating 10 Years and following on from the huge support we received for last year’s event, raising €30,000 for BNT Le Chéile and Friends of Oncology, Ballinasloe, we are delighted that this year’s fun filled event has been extended to 3 Days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, in Ballygar.We will be hosting a Truck & Tractor Run, Monster Auction, Vintage Display, with Bingo Loco, Declan Nerney, and Paul Kelly all live in the Mattie McDonagh Centre and there will be many more family fun activities happening throughout the weekend. This year, we have chosen to fundraise for: BNT Le Chéile and Roscommon Hospice. It is Ballygar Truckin’s aim to help raise vital funds to help both causes to continue the real and necessary care and support they provide to members of our community.If you require any further information relating to this event and ways to donate, please see our Social Media pages or contact any member of the committee.
  • Fit Up Theatre Festival for Newbridge Hall – Resurrecting the tradition of the touring ‘Fit Up’ plays of the 50’s, Three Rings Theatre group are bringing 3 weeks of professional Theatre to rural communities.  Newbridge Hall will host three plays over 3 weeks starting on Wednesday Sept 27th at 8pm with a comedy called ‘The Parish’ with actors Michael Ryan and Sean Kellegher.  Week 2, Wed, Oct 4th sees ‘The Gombeen’ featuring Niamh Mc Grath and week 3 on Wed Oct 11th called ‘Wake’ performed by Irene Kellegher.  Further information and booking at 087 9677732 / 087 2372820. 
  • Learn to Play Bridge – Bridge is for all ages, stimulates the brain and is a lifelong pursuit.  Classes can be organised if there is sufficient interest.  Mountbellew members play on Thursday nights in HRC and new members welcome.  Further information from 087-644-8546.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 5th October. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to Oisin Finnegan on winning €903.  Next week’s draw in the Shiven Inn Newbridge. Guaranteed €1000 to the winner next week.  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 – Congratulations to Damien Soul, High St., Ballygar who won €611 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 30th September in Fallons.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €845.00,  Toghergar Offertory Collection €360.00,

Newbridge Offertory Collection €710.00

 Received with thanks