BNT Newsletter – Divine Mercy Sunday

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Saturday 6th April, 7.30pm – Bredge Murphy Anniversary

Sunday 7th April, 10.30am – Divine Mercy Sunday

Monday 8th April, 9.30am

Tuesday 9th April, 7.30pm – Paddy Kilroy

Thursday 11th April, 9.30am – Special Intention

Friday 12th April, 7.30pm – Margaret and Michael Kinsley and son in law Padraig Lohan

Saturday 13th April – Baptism

Saturday 13th April, 1pm – Bernie Nolan Months Mind

Saturday 13th April, 7.30pm – Mattie McDonagh Anniversary

Sunday 14th April, 10.30am – People of the Parish


Sunday 7th April, 9.30am – Tess & Bob Kelly and grandson Philip Connolly

Sunday 14th April, 9.30am


Sunday, 7th April, 11.30am – Delia and John James Crehan, Windfield, and Geraldine Crehan, Clare; Ada Lovorn, Mississippi

Wednesday 10th April – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 12th April, 8.15 pm

Saturday 13th April, 12.00 pm – Tommie and Patrick Kelly, Gunnoade, and deceased family members

Sunday 14th April, 11.30am – Laurence Murray, Kilclough, and deceased family members; Delia and Pake Kerrigan, Killyan, and all deceased members of the Kerrigan and Lohan families

The Priests of the Parish would like to thank all who contributed to the Easter collection.  Thanks to all.

  • Medjugorje Youth Festival – The Diocese of Elphin invites young adults in the diocese aged 18-35 on pilgrimage to Medjugorje this summer for the Youth Festival from 31st July – 7th August, led by Bishop Kevin. The cost per person sharing is €650.  For more information, detail of costs, registration form etc. please see the diocesan website on or contact the Diocesan Office at 071-9150106 and 
  • Holy Places Collection – The Pontifical Good Friday Collection, is the main source of financial aid for the maintenance of life around the Holy Places. The collection with which, for centuries, Christians around the world have been doing their utmost to support their brothers and sisters in the land of Jesus. This year, the war has shut down the local economy and cut off much of the humanitarian relief. As a consequence, the situation for Palestinians and the Christian communities is critical. Your prayers and continued financial support will greatly assist the humanitarian response.
  • Diamond Jubilee – You are invited to join with Fr John Carroll SPS for a Mass of Thanksgiving on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee (60 Years of Priesthood) on Sunday 7th April at 2.00pm in St Anne’s Church, Sligo.
  • Conference on Synodality – ‘Synodality Explored: Facing the Future Together’. International Conference at Knock Shrine in association with Notre Dame University, Australia. Keynote Speaker: Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April (10am – 4.15pm each day) at St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine. Detailed schedule on
  • M-PACT  M-PACT is a free service that offers support to all family members affected by parental substance misuse. M-PACT supports the whole family, helping to improve relationships, communication and recovery. A FREE eight-week programme will begin on Tuesday 9th April. If interested or would like further information. Please contact 071 9150578 / 085 875 9319 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
  • Active Retirement Meeting. The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 8th April at 8pm. All new members welcome
  • To those on Facebook, your support would be greatly appreciated in liking/ following ‘ Ballygar Mental Health Awareness & Promotion’ – a community page to educate, inform, highlight support groups and trainings locally & online, share podcasts/ relevant media & resources, promote wellness & self-care, signpost services and break down stigma, with the message that no one should feel alone re their mental health and reaching out or asking for help is a strength, not a weakness! 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to his week’s winner Michael & Maura Mc Dermott on winning €587.  Next week’s draw will be in The Thatch Ballygar.  Extra draws for Easter €200 for the prepaid envelopes winner Mairtin Killilea Jnr, 2 draws for €100 Shiven Inn voucher winners Harry Crowe & Mattie & Helen Kelly and draw for large Easter Egg Mary Conway.  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 Mary, Jonny, Joshua & Megan Delaney, Drinane who won €705 and Mary Doyle, Kilmore & Anna Mannion, Ballinlass who won the hampers 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 6th April in Hughes.


Ballygar Holy Places Collection €990.00, Trocaire €1,444.00

 Toghergar Holy Places Collection €255.00

Newbridge Holy Places Collection €580.00, Trocaire €1,904.00

Received with thanks