BNT Newsletter – Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday

Holy Saturday 30th March, 9pm – Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 31st March, 10.30am

Monday 1st April, 10.30am

Tuesday 2nd April, 7.30pm – Sheila & Michael McDonnell Anniversary

Thursday 4th April, 9.30am

Friday 5th April, 7.30pm – Willie Farrell Anniversary

Saturday 6th April – Baptism

Saturday 6th April 12pm – Mass followed by burial of Ashes Albert Cliffe

Saturday 6th April, 7.30pm – Bredge Murphy Anniversary

Sunday 7th April, 10.30am – Divine Mercy Sunday


Easter Sunday 31st March 9.30am

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


Saturday, 30th March, 8.30pm – Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, 31st March, 11.30am – Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Wednesday 3rd April, 8pm

Friday 5th April, 8pm – Martin and Bridget Conlon and all deceased members of the Conlon families, Gunnoade; John and Christine Hynes, Tyrur

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

Please return all your Trócaire Envelopes to your Church, thank you.

The Easter collection goes towards your Priest’s salary.  A sincere thank you to those who have already returned their Easter envelopes.

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Monday the 1st April, after 10.30am Mass.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.

Please remember in your prayers John Bertie McDonagh late of Boyle, brother of Pat McDonagh and also Frank Harrington, Strokestown brother of the late Noel Harrington.  May they rest in Peace.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • New 4-week term of Pilates starting Wednesday 3rd April in Newbridge Hall @8:30pm, suitable for all ages & abilities. Everyone welcome. To book your place text Bonnie 0872238237 
  • Progressive 25 Card Game in Shiven Rovers Club House every Monday night at 8.30pm.  On Easter Monday April 1st. there will be 2 Holstein Pedigree Heifer Calves for 1st. Prize plus lots of other prizes.  Tickets on sale €10 each and refreshments served.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.
  • 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 this week’s winner Jack & Ella Mc Nerney Cloughbrack on winning €503.  Next week’s draw will be in Henry’s Mountbellew.  Extra draws for Easter €200 for the prepaid envelopes. Main draw, 2 draws for €100 Shiven Inn voucher and draw for large Easter Egg. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members& happy Easter to everyone.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to lia, Brona & Chloe who won €602 and Marion Conneely, Kilkerrin & David & Elysse Kelly, Boston 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 30th March in Kennys to include 2 Easter hampers.


Ballygar Offertory Collection €975.00

 Toghergar Offertory Collection €350.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection € 1,011.25

Received with thanks

Wishing all our parishioners and visitors a very joyous and Happy Easter.