BNT Newsletter – St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patricks Day

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm – John Fitzmaurice, Kilmore and deceased family members

Sunday 17th Marc, 10.30am – St Patrick’s Day

Monday 18th March, 10.30am

Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm – St. Joseph

Thursday 21st March, 9.30am

Friday 22nd March, 7.30pm – Nonie & Arthur Healy, Cloonlyon and deceased family members

Saturday 23rd March, 12pm – Annie Keegan Months Mind

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

Sunday 24th March, 10.30am – Palm Sunday

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 17th March, 9.30am – St. Patricks Day

Friday 22nd March, 8.15pm – Ann Kelly 1st Anniversary

Sunday 24th March, 9.30am – Palm Sunday


Sunday 17th March, 11.30am St. Patrick’s Day – Maureen Nash, Lisquell and Loughrea

Wednesday 20th March, 7pm

Friday 22nd March, 7pm – Mary McLoughlin (née Heneghan), Newbridge, and Kitty Finneran (née Heneghan), Killyan

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

Please remember in your prayers Ita nee Colleran Keane, who was called home to God, may she rest in peace.  Please remember Michael Crehan, Everett Washington, USA, formerly of Tansy Village, Newbridge, He died in Everett on Tuesday 12th March.

  • 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.
  • 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 Ladies Group meet on Thursday 21st March @ 8pm in the Courthouse. Guest speaker and demonstration on the night. All ladies welcome. Admission €3
  • Daffodil Day – Ballygar Tidy Towns and the Ty students of Coláiste Mhuire will host Daffodil Day on Thursday 21st March from 10am to 4pm. Funds raised help to fund research projects across Ireland. These projects help to ensure more people can survive the disease and aid in cancer prevention. The students will be placed at 3 different locations in Ballygar. 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. 
  • A meeting sponsored by Family and Life, focusing on the dangers of the Social, Personal, Health Education programme being introduced into schools by the Department of Education will be held in Hannons Hotel, Roscommon on Thursday 21 st March at 8pm.  This meeting will explore the rights parents and guardians have and what they can do about this serious matter.
  • 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.
  • BNT MEALS ON WHEELS – the AGM of BNT Meals on Wheels will take place in the Mattie McDonagh Centre on Tuesday 12th March at 1.45pm. All our welcome.  If you have a few spare hours during the week and would like to volunteer, please come down to the AGM or alternatively contact Teresa on 087-450-2761. 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s Ella & Jack Mc Nerney Cloughbrack on winning €553.  Next week’s draw will be in Hughes Ballinamore bridge. Next week second prize€200 to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Martin McLoughlin Jnr, Mount Talbot who won €558 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 16th March in Morans to include a St Patrick’s Day hamper.


Ballygar Offertory Collection €885.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €305.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €677.90

Received with thanks