BNT Newsletter – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Saturday 1st June, 7.30pm – John Davies 1st Anniversary

Sunday 2nd June, 10.30am – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Monday 3rd June, 10.30am

Tuesday 4th June, 7.30pm

Thursday 6th June, 9.30am

Friday 7th June, 7.30pm – Patrick and Mary Martin and deceased family members, James and Catherine Kirrane and deceased family members.

Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm – Tommy Dowd, parents Michael and Margaret

Sunday 9th June, 10.30am – Patrick Lohan 2nd Anniversary


Sunday 2nd June, 9.30am – Peter Carty and Tara

Sunday 9th June, 9.30am


Sunday 2nd June, 11.30am – John Geraghty, Crowevillage – Third anniversary

Wednesday 5th June, 8pm

Friday 7th June, 8pm

Saturday 8th June, 11.30am – Jack Heavey, Ballinacor Months Mind

Sunday 9th June, 11.30am – Paddy and Margaret and Bridie Conway, Newvillage

We wish all the students who sit their state exams, the very best of luck and we will remember you in our prayers.

  • Exam Mass June 3rd at 7:30pm in Knock basilica – For all students and their families preparing for exams. Take some time out from your studies for a quiet moment to ask for God’s strength and guidance as you move through your exam period. Bring your pencil case to have it blessed!
  • Jubilee of Marriages 2024 – Inviting all couples celebrating the Anniversary of their Marriage, especially those marking their Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Anniversaries Sunday 22nd September, 2024 at 2.30pm St. Brigids Church, Four Mile House Co. Roscommon.  All couples celebrating their Anniversary are asked to register their details at
  • VAKS PROGRAMME: Applications are now open for VAKS (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) programme. It is an opportunity for young people in TY, 5th and 6th year to come to Knock to volunteer for a weekend in either July or August. This is a great way to meet new friends, serve others, express your faith and have fun! For further information, please contact Knock Youth Ministry on 094 9375321 or
  • Interested in participating in the Youth section of Elphin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. Find out more by contacting any of the following: Larry (Newbridge) – 087-971-9733: Anne (Tohergar) – 087-689-1434 and Mattie (Ballygar) – 086-0857-594
  • Elphin Diocese’s 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg takes place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June.  Pilgrim bus will pass through Athlone, Knockcroghery, Roscommon, Tulsk, Boyle, Sligo, Drumcliffe, Grange and Cliffoney.  See or contact Justin on 087 6171526 for more info.
  • First Holy Communion – Knock Shrine – Mass for First Holy Communion children and their families in Knock Basilica at 12noon on Sunday 9th June.
  • Active Retirement Meeting – The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 10th June at 8pm.
  • Call for Old Carnival Brochures/Programmes – If anyone in our community has any older carnival programmes/brochures, going back to the 60s/70s/80s/90s, the committee would be very grateful to borrow and copy them for a display to celebrate the 80th carnival. A scan or photo of the brochures/programmes would be great also. Please contact the Carnival Committee by emailing the following address or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778
  • COFFEE MORNING – Ballygar Men’s Shed is holding a Coffee Morning as part of Men’s Health Week 2024 on Tuesday the 11th June at 11am, Townhall, High street, Ballygar. All are welcome.
  • Part-Time Cleaner/Caretaker Required – Part-Time Cleaner/Caretaker (12 hours per week) required at Caltra N.S. Applications in writing to the Chairperson of the B.O.M Caltra N.S, Kinclare, Caltra, Ballinasloe by Thursday 13th of June.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Alica Fromeyer from Mississippi on winning this week’s NAC 50/50 draw. Well done Alicia and thank you to all our American friends who contribute to our draw. Thank you to Killyan Graveyard for all their hard work in running the draw this month. For the month of June Killyan Sportsfield will be in charge of the 50/50 draw. Killyan Sportsfield has done a massive amount of work in making the Sportsfield a very safe and enjoyable walking place for all age groups all the year round. Thank you all for your generous support every week and to the pubs that hosts us, very much appreciated.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to George & Kate Cormican, c/o Ann Murray, Killyan Mt, who won €646 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 11th Anniversary draw Saturday 1st June in Morans.  Prizes €1000 GUARANTEED, 2 Hampers & Annual Membership to 50/50.


Ballygar €1,013.00

Toghergar Collection €540.00,

Newbridge Collection €690.00

Received with thanks