BNT Newsletter Feast of Christ the King

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



Feast of Christ the King

Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm – Tom, Mary Ellen and Paddy Finneran, Johnny,

Annie Kane and Katie O’Brien. 

All deceased members of the Finneran and Kane Families.

Don Needham, Cheshire (father in law of Catherine Needham nee Finneran) recently deceased

Sunday 26th November, 10.30am – Brian Traynor Anniversary

Monday 27th November, 9.30am – Special Intentions

Tuesday 28th November, 7.30pm – Faithful Departed

Thursday 30th November, 9.30am

Friday 1st December, 7.30pm – Bridie & Shane O’Leary and deceased members of the O’Leary and Nolan families

Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm – Mikie Lohan, Ballygar

Sunday 3rd December, 10.30am

Killeroran Cemetery Blessing of the graves will take place on Sunday 26th November, 2023 following 10.30am mass in Ballygar Church, for all those who have gone before us.

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday 1st December.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.


Sunday 26th November, 9.30m – Nora & Paddy Hearty, Currabane

Sunday 3rd December, 9.30am – First Sunday of Advent


Sunday 26th November, 11.30am – Rosaleen Carr-Quinn, formerly Tully Village – Mass of Celebration of her life

Thomas and Mary Shaughnessy, Newbridge and their son, John; Liz and Mick Crehan, Lissavruggy, and their daughter, Mary.

Tim Kilcommins, Windfield 4th Anniversary & for all of the deceased members of the Kilcommins & Haverty families.

Wednesday 29th November, 7pm – John Heavey, Lissavruggy

Friday 1st December, 6.30pm – Frank Dowd, Ballythomas, Martin Dowd, St Brendan’s, and their parents, Patrick and Catherine Dowd, Ballythomas, and Bridget Fallon, St Brendan’s

Sunday 3rd December, 11.30 am – Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the ‘New Church.

  • Young Pioneer November Quiz now underway.  Open to all Young Pioneers in the Diocese of Elphin.  See for details.
  • Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative – Zoom Information Meetings introducing the Diocese of Elphin & Trócaire’s Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative take place this Monday and Thursday evening.  For details see:  All welcome.
  • Progressive 25 Card game continues every Monday night in Shiven Rovers club house at 8.30pm. Money prizes and refreshments served.  Next Monday night Nov. 27th Mass will be celebrated to remember all the deceased card players at 8pm, followed by the card game. 
  • St. Brendan’s Cake Sale Fundraiser – will be held in Ballygar (The old Courthouse) after 7.30pm Mass on the 2nd December and in Newbridge Hall after 11.30am Mass on the 3rd December.
  • Newbridge Artisan Christmas Fair – Art, Crafts, Gifts, Food and send your letter to Santa.  Newbridge Community Hall this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th from 11am to 6pm.  Find us on Facebook.
  • Newbridge / Ballinamore Bridge IFA –  Can the IFA members please submit their postal vote for the national election before the 8th of December please.
  • ALONE VolunteersWould you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People for 1 hour, once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested, please sign up here: For more information, contact Helena on or on 086 0145829.
  • The next Foot Clinic is the 30th November in Ballygar Pharmacy.  Please call Deirdre 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 Monday 4th December, 2023 at 8pm.
  • Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network would like to thank everyone involved in the success of our Xmas market.  It was a fantastic community event and we’re already looking forward to next year’s market.  All proceeds raised will go towards our Walled Garden & Old Forge projects.
  • COFFEE MORNING: Galway Hospice Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Centre Mountbellew on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 4pm.  Christmas cards and decorations will also be on sale.  Your support is greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Anne Marie Lynch, Meath on winning €506.  Next week’s draw will be in Henry’s. 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 Tom & Claire, c/o Fallons Bar, Ballygar who won €555 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 25th November in Kennys.

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

Ballygar Offertory Collection €1,095.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection € 365.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €825.00

Received with thanks