BNT Newsletter – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 20th January, 7.30pm – Mary & Francie Finneran

Sunday 21st January, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 22nd January, 9.30am

Tuesday 23rd January, 7.30pm

Friday 26th January, 7.30pm – Margaret & John Egan Killeroran

Saturday 27th January, 7.30pm – Nancy Kelly 1st Anniversary

Sunday 28th January, 10.30am – People of the Parish


Sunday 21st January, 9.30am – Donal Kelly 5th Anniversary

Sunday 28th January, 9.30am – Pake & Andy Farrell


Sunday 21st January, 11.30am – Mary Lohan, Cloonkeen

Wednesday 24th January, 7pm

Friday 26th January, 7pm

Sunday 28th January, 11.30am – Bobby Carty – Month’s Mind Mass

The Parochial house can be contacted on a Monday or Thursday mornings only on 090-6624637.

Please remember in your prayer’s Mary Brennan, Dublin, formally Mary Mulrooney, Tully, Ballygar who passed away on 13th December, 2024.

  • Star of the Sea Retreat & Conference Centre – Programme for 2024A full programme of events, retreats and courses is now available to browse in Events of interest include, Retreats for Women and Men; Healing Retreats; Scripture and Bible Retreats and Courses; Six Day Summer Preached Retreats; Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat; Finding God in the Mess Retreat; Iconography Courses; Beginning Experience Courses; AA Retreats and much more.  If you have any queries, please contact Frank or Louise at
  • Ballygar NS – enrolling for September 2024 – Ballygar NS are delighted to announce that we will be accepting enrolments from Monday 15th January.  All are welcome to attend our Enrolment Evening which will take place on Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm.  If you would like any further information please feel free to contact us:- 09066 24951 /  We look forward to welcoming you!
  • Private Home Help available in Ballygar and surrounding areas.  Contact 090-6624964
  • BNT Social Services – has reopened for the new year.  Every Friday in the Old School, Ballygar a hot meal and some great company awaits you.  For enquiries contact Social Services on 090-6624034 after 6pm.
  • BNT Youth Club – is back for the new year.  Every Friday from 6.30 to 8pm for 1st & 2nd years then 8.30 to 10pm from 3rd years to Leaving Certs.  Come down enjoy some pool, darts, table tennis and much more.  Shake of the stress and hassle of the week with some good friends all for the cover fee of €2!
  • New opportunity to join Mountbellew CE Scheme – General Operatives/ Maintenance Workers

Duties to include: Working around Mountbellew with responsibility for cutting grass, shrub planting, cleaning, painting, litter control, keeping public areas tidy and maintaining nature trails and general maintenance around the town.  This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. For further details please contact Sean O’ Neill on 090 9679085 /0871209739 or email

  • MOUNTBELLEW VINTAGE CLUB – meeting on Friday 19th January in the Mart Canteen at 9pm. New Members welcome. €20 for Membership.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is Thursday 25th January 24. Call Deirdre 0863612578.
  • Activity/Open Morning Coláiste an Chreagáin, Saturday 27th January, 10.30am – 1pm Student Taster Projects in Engineering, Woodwork, Science, Home Economics, Music, Art. Nutritional Workshop for Parents/Guardians focusing on: “Nutritional needs for Children and Teenagers”, “Healthy Lunchbox Ideas”, “Tasty, Quick and Cost Effective Healthy Dinners”. Primary Students in 4th – 6th class can book a place via local National Schools  or by contacting us on 09096 79231 Email:
  • Ballygar Ladies Club -Ballygar Ladies Club meet Thursday 25th January at 8pm in the Courthouse. Guest speaker on the night. All ladies welcome. Admission €3.
  • Pilates Classes – Orla Shaughnessy plans to hold both chair and mat pilates classes in Ballygar, if there is enough interest. These will start on Thursday 15th February 7pm to 8pm and 8.15pm to 9.15pm with mat pilates. 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Marie Fitzmaurice Ballaghlea on winning €516 and last week’s winner Padraig Keavney Mountbellew on winning €536.  Next week’s draw will be in the Kenny’s 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 – Congratulations to this week’s winner Fiona Naughton, Ballygar who won €589 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 20th January in the Thatch.

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

When contributing by direct debit please include name in payment details thank you

Ballygar Offertory Collection €850.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €400.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €1,055.00

Received with thanks