BNT Newsletter – Palm Sunday of the Lords Passion

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Palm Sunday of the Lords Passion

Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm – Denise (Naughton) Farrell 1st Anniversary

Sunday 24th March, 10.30am – Palm Sunday

Monday 25th March, 9.30am – Special Intention

Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm

Holy Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm – The Lords Supper

Quiet Time of Prayer (altar of reposition)

Good Friday 29th March, 11am – Stations of the Cross at the Cemetery

Good Friday 29th March, 3pm – The Lords Passion

Holy Saturday 30th March, 9pm – Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 31st March, 11.30am

New rota for Stewards/Collectors.  We are in the process of updating the list for stewards/collectors. We would like to add new names to this list if possible?  We will try to schedule two people for Saturday night and two again for Sunday mornings.  Please contact Tomàs on 0863683778 or Fr Douglas if you’d like to volunteer.


Sunday 24th March, 9.30am – Palm Sunday

Holy Thursday 28th March 6pm – The Lords Supper

Easter Sunday 31st March 9.30am


Sunday 24th March, 11.30am – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Wednesday 27th March, 10.00am – Spy Wednesday (Mass of Chrism in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, at 7.30pm)

Holy Thursday, 28th March, 8.30 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Quiet Time of Prayer (altar of reposition)

Good Friday, 29th March, 3.00pm. – The Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday Saturday, 30th March, 8.30 pm

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

Sacrament of Reconcilation:

St. Patricks Church Newbridge 24th March, after 11.30am Mass

St. Brendans Church Toghergar 24th March at 4pm

S. Mary’s Church Ballygar 26th March at 8pm

Penitential Service for Easter – An essential part of preparation for Easter is Confession, i.e. Reconciliation.  The Sinpot way of dealing with our sins has been very helpful and effective.  We are going to do that again in St. Patrick’s Church, Newbridge.  You don’t have to be baptised in Newbridge to avail of this opportunity to be reconciled with yourself, your faith, your God.  Come to Newbridge on Sunday, 24th March, following 11.30 a.m. Mass; have your sins written out, approach the Priest, present your sins, receive absolution, watch your list go up in smoke, say a prayer of penance – walk away knowing that – as JESUS SAID so many times – ‘YOUR FAITH HAS SAVED YOU’.  Everyone is invited 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you, Lord, for our sacraments!

Easter envelopes will be distributed this weekend; can the collectors please collect from Church.  This collection is for the Priests of the Parish.

  • Mass of Chrism – Bishop Kevin invites you to attend the Mass of Chrism on Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  During the Mass, Bishop Kevin will bless and consecrate the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick and the priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to their priestly ministry.  All are very welcome to attend. 
  • 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.
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena – commences Good Friday 29th March to Saturday 6th of April, 2024.  Chaplets in Church Porch.  We encourage everyone to take part.
  • An Taisce National Spring Clean 2024 Ballygar Tidy Towns will host this years An Taisce National spring clean. It will begin on Saturday, March 23rd at 11am, meeting at the Garda Barracks. Gloves, bags, high viz jackets and pickers will be provided. Members of Ballygar Tidy Towns committee will be in touch to arrange volunteers for approach roads. We would appreciate as much help as possible as we prepare for the summer ahead. Contact Any Tidy Towns committee member if you’d like to help or would like more information. Many thanks.
  • 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.
  • Ballygar Hurling Club – Club & Community NightWe are delighted to host our Club and Community Night on Saturday, 23rd of March in the Mattie McDonagh Centre at 7pm.  Come join us as we launch our Club Action Plan and present the medals to our Intermediate Team for our League Success in 2023. Special guest to be announced soon. 
  • Caltra Drama Group are performing a 3 Act Play “For the Love of Maude” by Anne Marie Harney in Caltra Community Centre on Sunday 24th March at 8.30pm in aid of Ahascragh New Community Centre.  Pay at the door. Adm. €10.   Great night’s entertainment promised. Please support.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Neil Gallagher, Sean Gavin & Pat Delaney Newbridge on winning €575.  Next week’s draw will be in the Shiven Inn, Newbridge.  Second prize €200 winner was Martina Shaughnessy to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. 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 Noel O’Connor, Ballygar who won €668 and Kate McDonagh, Ballygar who won the 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 March in Fallons to include 2 Easter hampers.


Ballygar Offertory Collection €1,180.00, Toghergar Offertory Collection €515.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €927.55. Received with thanks