BNT Newsletter15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ballygar masses can be accessed via the internet on or via the radio on 105.4fm

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,



15th Sunday in Ordinary time

Saturday 15th July, 7.30pm – Frank Pettit,

Sunday 16th July, 10.30am –Teresa Lohan, Ruane Anniversary and her parents Nora & Pake.

Monday 17th July, 9.30am

Tuesday 18th July, 7.30pm

Thursday 20th July, 9.30am

Friday 21st July, 7.30pm – John Dervan

Saturday 22nd July – Marriage

Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm – Eamonn Kelly, Pound Road

Sunday 23rd July, 10.30am – Joe Galvin Anniversary


Sunday 16th July, 9.30am

Sunday 23rd July, 9.30am – Mary Kilcommons


Sunday 16th July, 11.30am –  Pat Kilgannon, Michael and Nora Lynch, Cloughbrack

Maura Shaw (née Martin), Ballinacor & Galway, Mary Morley, Lissavruggy (birthday remembrance)  

Wednesday 19th July, 8pm – Fr. Tom Beirne (7th anniversary)

Friday 21st July, 8pm – Bea and Andy Muldoon, Maggie Jane and Jimmy Muldoon, Mary and Denis Mullen, Cloonkeen

Sunday 23rd July, 11.30am – World Day for Grandparents and Elders; Mike, Evelyn, Nora and Timmy Kilcommins, Lisquell West                                                                                                                                                        

Please remember in your prayers, Johnnie O’Neill, Ballinasloe, brother of Mary Mockler, Tullyroe who died during the week, may he rest in peace.                                                                                                                                                          

For those wishing to book mass for Ballygar and Toghergar for the coming weeks, please telephone the Parochial House Monday or Thursday mornings from 10am to 12pm on 090-6624637.

  • The National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage – will take place in Knock on Sunday 23 July – the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. All are welcome for this wonderful celebration of family and faith through the generations. The Principal Celebrant and Homilist will be Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family. Music will be by the combined choirs of Knock Shrine who will be joined by Dana. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information see
  • Ballygar Cemetery – Mass will be celebrated in Ballygar Cemetery on Sunday 13th August at 10.30am, weather permitting.  In preparation for this there will be a general clean up on Saturday 30th July from 11am.  Anyone tending to their relative’s graves, could you please tend to adjoining graves which may need attention.  Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
  • Killyan Graveyard Annual Mass – will be celebrated at the graveyard on Sunday, 30th July, at 11.30 a.m. In the weeks beforehand, when you are tending the graves of your loved ones, please consider giving a little of your time to tidy the section of path/area nearby and the grave(s) which no longer have anyone left to tend to them.  Thank you. 
  • MOUNTBELLEW VINTAGE CLUB SHOW – takes place on 30th July.  All inquiries to Mike Joe Cunningham on 086 1016748. 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw – Congratulations Nancy Farris c/o Fr Tommy Conway Hattiesburg USA on winning €516. Next week’s draw in the Shiven Inn Newbridge. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members. Notice re: 11th anniversary of draw: – For the 11th anniversary of NAC 50/50 draw there will be extra prizes on Saturday July 15th, 1st draw- prepaid members €250, 2nd draw- main draw, 3rd draw- all envelopes €250, 4th draw- all envelopes €100.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 10th Year Anniversary – Congratulations to Deirdre & Rita Doyle, Cloonlyon who won €631 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 15th July in The Thatch.
  • Toghergar Church – We have been requested to put the coming months Cleaning Rota in this week’s newsletter.  Please see below:
Week     Station Area
116/07  27/08  08/1019/1131/12Ballinamore Bridge
223/07  03/09  15/1026/1107/01Shanballymore
330/07  10/09  22/1003/1214/01Bornacurra / Cloonascaberry
406/0817/09  29/1010/1221/01Cloonabricka
513/08  24/0905/1117/1228/01Cornananty More / Trihill
620/08  01/1012/1124/1204/02Ballinlass

To reduce infection:  Volunteers are advised not to clean the church on a Sunday.  Each station area is responsible for providing flowers.

Ballygar Offertory Collection €705.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €310.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €821.00Received with thanks