BNT Newsletter – 31st Sunday in Ordinary time

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 4th November, 7.30pm – Francie Flynn

Sunday 5th November, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 6th November, 9.30pm

Tuesday 7th November, 7.30pm – The Faithfull Departed

Thursday 9th November, 9.30am

Friday 10th November, 7.30pm – Joan Flanagan 2nd Anniversary

Saturday 11th November, 12noon – Dympna Galvin Months Mind

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm – Kathleen Farrell and deceased family members of the Lennon and Farrell families.

Sunday 12th November, 10.30am – Gerry Holmes

Celebration for our Faithful Departed Through the month of November we remember, in a special way, our loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest. On Sunday, November 19th, at the 10:30am Mass, we will remember all from our parish who have gone to their eternal rest. After Mass there will be a short service in the cemetery and Fr Douglas will bless the graves.


Sunday 5th November, 9.30am – Tommy Kelly Anniversary

Sunday 12th November, 9.30sm – The Faithfull Departed


Sunday 5th November, 11.30am – Michael Kelly, Rushestown and Dunboyne – Month’s Mind

Wednesday 8th November – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 10th November, 7pm – Jonathan Crehan, Tully – 2nd anniversary

Sunday 12th November, 11.30am – All Our Departed Loved Ones

  • Catechism Workshop – Knock Catechism/YouCat Workshop Our Lady’s Shrine Knock. Date: Saturday 11th November 2023. Spiritual Director: Bishop Emeritus Brendan Kelly. For details please contact: Máirín Ni Shuilleabhain 0877950325.
  • The Annual East Galway Cancer Care West Walk will – be held on Saturday November 11th at 10 am from Ahascragh to Ballinasloe. Sponsorship Cards and further details from 0876335479.All walkers welcome and donations can be made  on I Donate at  If you wish to leave your car in Ballinasloe, share with another driver or be in Ahascragh at 9.30am and we will help. All walkers welcome and all sponsorship cards to be returned.  Donations welcome.  Place your donation in an envelope and Cancer Care West will issue a receipt. 
  • Ballygar Carnival AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Ballygar Carnival will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 8:15pm in the Mattie McDonagh Centre. All are welcome to attend.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is November 9th. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 0909623430 to make an appointment.
  • Smartphone guidebook 2nd edition now available to purchase in Ballygar Post Office. The book helps the reader learn how to use a smartphone. This new edition book contains over sixty pages of content and contains information on how to use Gaa Go and Ticketmaster. 
  • Farmers: ACRES training courses will take place on Saturdays over the coming weeks. Any farmer currently in ACRES can attend this training. To book your place contact Gary on 087 3916789.
  • Moylough Tractor Run in aid of Moylough Defib Group takes place on Sunday 19th November. Entry €20. Register at 10am departing from Moylough Church at 12noon. Spot prizes to be won. For more information visit the Moylough Defibrillator Group Facebook page ( )
  • Caltra I. F. A.- A.G.M and presidential elections will take place in Sadies Lounge Caltra on Tuesday the 7th of November at 8.30 pm. It is important for all Caltra IF.A members to turn up on the night and have your voice heard. I.F.A will have a guest speaker on the night. New Members Welcome. 
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to Mike & Annmarie Shaughnessy on winning €527.Next week’s draw will be in Hughes Ballinamore Bridge.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members.  Thanks to the Tidy towns for doing the month of October & Killyan Sportsfield for doing the month of November.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Brian O’Donoghue, Ballyglunnin who won €653 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 4th November in Martins.

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 €925.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €465.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €679.00

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