The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,
ST MARYS CHURCH
4th Sunday in Advent
Saturday 23rd December, 7.30pm – Bridget Chamberlain and daughter Elsie O’Dea.
Sunday 24th December, 10.30am – People of the Parish
Sunday 24th December, 9pm – Christmas Vigil
Monday 25th December, 10.30am – Christmas Day
Tuesday 26th December, 10.30am – St. Stephen’s Day
Thursday 28th December, 9.30am
Friday 29th December, 7.30pm
Saturday 30th December – Baptism
Saturday 30th December, 7.30pm – John Clarke and deceased family members
Sunday 31st December, 10.30am – People of the Parish
ST BRENDANS CHURCH
Sunday 24th December, 9.30pm
Monday 25th December, 9.30am – Christmas Day
Sunday 31st December, 9.30am
ST PATRICKS CHURCH
Sunday 24th December, 11.30am – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday 24th December, 8.30pm – The Nativity of the Lord – Christmas Vigil
Monday 25th December, 11.30am – Christmas Day – The Nativity of the Lord
Tuesday 26th December, 11.30am – St. Stephen’s Day
Wednesday 27th December, 7pm
Friday 29th December, 7pm
Sunday 31st December, 11.30am – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Sunday, 31st December, 7.30pm – New Year’s Eve – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God [57th World Day of Peace]
Please remember in your prayers, Jackie Gately, Ballygar, Tom Neary, Ballgar and Alan Eagan, Ballygar and Pat Lynch, Cloonshivna who have all gone home to God, may they rest in peace.
Fr. Douglas will be on annual leave for the month of January, 2024. Fr. Joe Fitzgerald and Fr. Louis Lohan will be on duty. The Parochial house can be contacted on a Monday or Thursday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am.
We would like to thank all of those that have helped during the past year, from getting the Church’s ready each week and especially for Christmas to all our wonderful volunteers.
Welcome to all our visitors to our Parish and Community. Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
- Turkey Trot – This year’s Turkey Trot will take place on St. Stephens day starting at 1.30pm. Sponsorship cards are in circulation in the parish. Proceeds this year are going to the 3 main clubs, St. Brendan’s GAA, Ballygar Hurling Club, St. Brendan’s LGFA. Let’s get walking and make this the biggest Turkey Trot in the World!!!
- Fundraising Table Quiz – A special fundraising Table Quiz will be held in Mc Donagh’s Lounge, Castleblakney on Friday December 29th at 8 30 pm in aid of The Sebeta School for the Blind in Ethiopia. The event organised by Aidan Mc Donnell who will be one of the Volunteers travelling to complete the work in 2024 will have many prizes and a raffle. Donations are also welcome for this great project.
- Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Jason & Lisa Holder USA on winning €570, €250 prepaid winner: Conway family New Village, €250 winner: Sarah,Roisin& Aine Delaney Tonacor. Next week’s draw will be in The Shiven Inn. Extra draws for next week. €250 for all prepaids and second draw for €250. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members. Gift vouchers available from any committee member – the ideal Christmas gift.
- Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to winners Eddie & Ann Mongan, Plunkett Park who won €606 and Liam & Brid Cruise, Ballinamore Bridge who won the Christmas Hamper 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 23rd December in Morans. We will have an extra draw for a hamper and main prize €1000 guaranteed.
PLEASE HAVE ANY NOTICES FOR THE NEWSLETTER IN NO LATER THAN 12PM ON WEDNESDAY 27th DECEMBER TO BE SURE THEY ARE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER
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 €940.00
Toghergar Offertory Collection €370.00
Newbridge Offertory Collection €783.00
Received with thanks