BNT Newsletter – 6th Sunday of Easter

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



Sixth Sunday of Easter

Saturday 4th May, 7.30pm – Pake Lohan, Anniversary

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

Monday 6th May, 10.30am

Tuesday 7th May, 7.30pm

Thursday 9th May, 9.30am

Friday 10th May, 7.30pm – Agnes and Patrick Duffy and deceased family members

Saturday 11th May, 7.30pm – Katie and Pake Mannion, Hermitage

Sunday 12th May, 10.30am – John McDonagh (brother of Pat)


Sunday 5th May, 9.30am – Marie Roche, please remember in your prayers

Sunday 12th May, 9.30am


Sunday 5th May, 11.30am – Pakie and Julie Kenny and deceased family members; Patrick Connolly, Creeveroe.

Wednesday 8th May – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 10th May – No Mass in Newbridge

Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – Paddy and Nora Lohan, Killyan, and all deceased family members; Frank Kelly, Cloughbrack, and deceased members of the Quinn family; Jimmy and Teresa Lyons, Curraghduff.

Congratulations to the wonderful children of Ballaghlea NS who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 4th May.

  • The Famine Priest – All are welcome to a talk about Fr Edward Wallace PP “The Famine Priest”, given by Mr Jarlath McNamara on Friday 17th May at 8pm in the Community Centre, Lecarrow F42 CK11.
  • The Youth 2000 Connaught retreat will take place in Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway on the weekend of May 10th to 12th, consisting of workshops, talks, testimonies, music, prayer and time to relax & meet with others. Come along for the weekend or pop in & say hello! Donation only, 16-35yrs. To book a place or for more information, visit or email
  • Seniorline Would like someone to talk to?  SeniorLine is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary.  So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm
  • ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – ASSISTED PILGRIM SECTION – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August, 2024 to the 4th September, 2024 inclusive, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Doran. Pilgrimage Highlights includes Mass at the Grotto, Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament Processions, Anointing of the Sick, Water Ceremony.  Flights ex Knock Airport.  The Pilgrimage includes the Assisted Pilgrim Section.  Those who travel as part of the Assisted Pilgrim Section will stay in Accueil Notre Dame, which is situated beside the Grotto and Sanctuary area.  They will be cared for by the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage Care Team whilst in Lourdes.  Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section and full details are available from Very Rev. Ray Milton, P.P., Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon.   (Telephone – 090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is the 10th June, 2024.   All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours (JWT) at 01 2410800 or email
  • Lough Derg One Day Retreats in May These guided days of prayer and reflection will take place on Sun5th, Mon6th, Sun12th, Tue14th, Sat18th, Sat25th and Mon27th.  More details can be found at €45 per person , booking essential. The Lough Derg traditional Three Day Pilgrimage begins on Friday May 31st and continues until August 15th
  • Solas FRC Ballygar in partnership with Ballygar Mental Health Awareness & Promotion are hosting an event as part of Mental Health Irelands ‘Hello How Are You’ Campaign.  All are welcome on the evening of Wednesday 15th May @7pm in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre, Ballygar, (F42 V211) for an evening with speakers and light refreshments.  For further information contact Bernie (085 2521200) or Louise (0877437443).
  • Art classes starting in Ballygar 8th May 2024.  Never tried Art before Why Not Now! To book your place please contact Freda Garman on 087-367-4568 or or Shelia Holland-Fox at 087-667-5516 or
  • New 4-week term of Pilates starting Wednesday in Newbridge Hall Wednesday 1st May @8:30pm, suitable for all ages & abilities. Everyone welcome. To book your place text Bonnie 087-2238237.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Public Rosary – will take place on Saturday 11th May at 4pm in the car park opposite St. Mary’s Chruch Ballygar.  We encourage all to attend.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy – is 9th May and the following one is the 23rd May call or text Deirdre on 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430.
  • Active Retirement Meeting –  The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm. (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME) New members welcome.
  • Killyan Graveyard – The funds raised by the NAC 50/50 Draw in the month of May will go towards the maintenance of Killyan Graveyard.  The annual Killyan Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, 18th August.  The funds raised will also allow the hiring of a marquee and sound system to cater for the very large crowd expected to attend as usual.  Your support for the Draw would be very much appreciated.  Thank you for helping us to keep KGY in good condition and a fitting resting place for our departed loved ones.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to Joe & Aishling on winning €515. Next week’s draw will be in the Shiven Inn Newbridge.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members. Thanks to Newbridge Tidy towns for doing the draw for month of April & Killyan Graveyard committee will do the draw for month of May.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Congratulations to Becky McPhilbin, Creggs who won €593 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 May in Fallons.


Ballygar €730.00

 Toghergar Collection €335.00

Newbridge Collection €798.80

Received with thanks