BNT Parish Newsletter

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

Our new Parish Priest, Fr. Douglas John Zaggi can be contacted
on 089-252-2120 or email

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 1st October, 7.30pm – Nellie and Peter Raftery & deceased family members of the Raftery and Fahy families.
Sunday 2nd October 10.30am – People of the Parish
Monday 3rd October, 9.30am
Tuesday 4th October, 7.30pm
Thursday 6th October, 9.30am
Friday 7th October, 7.30pm – Legion of Mary, deceased members and auxiliary members
Saturday 8th October, 7.30pm – Mary and Tom Carty Anniversary
Sunday 9th October, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Sunday 2nd October, 9.30am
Sunday 9th October, 9.30am – Paddy O’Brien and deceased family members

Sunday 2nd October, 11.30 a.m. – Mass for the Season of Creation
Mary and Jimmy Gavin, Tully Village, formerly Knockmaskehill
Wednesday 5th October, 7.00 pm
Friday 7th October, 7.00 pm
Sunday 9th October, 11.30 am – Tom McDermott, Lissavruggy – Month’s Mind;
Delia and John James Crehan and their daughter-in-law, Gerardine

Please pray for Martie Healy, Ballaghlea who died during the week, may he rest in peace.

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary

• Elphin diocese’s Adult Faith Formation – Over coming weeks a number of parishes throughout the diocese will host a short in-person course entitled ‘Reading and Praying with St. Paul’. More details available @ It’s a lovely course and I believe all who opt for it will find it very engaging, life-giving and enjoyable.
• Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar –are running a PLC morning course in Healthcare Support and Special Needs Assisting beginning in mid September. Information on the course is available by contacting the school at 090-662-4740 or on the school website
• Mountellew Active Retirement Meeting – The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 3rd October at 8pm. New members always welcome.
Registration fee €5 – Limited places available, registration necessary! Please contact 085 2521 200 to book your place.
• Newbridge Ladies Club: – Meeting on Tuesday night October 4th, at 9.30 pm in Newbridge Hall. In order for the club to continue new members are needed and a new committee to be set up. All ladies welcome.
• Free SafeTALK training happening on World Mental Health day (Oct 10th) in Mountbellew Pastoral Centre 7pm-10:30pm. SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) is an internationally recognised half-day training programme that prepares participants to recognise and engage with people who may be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. Contact Elaine on 087 7404655 or email:
• Rural Social Scheme – The Rural Social Scheme (RSS), which provides supplementary income support for farmers in receipt of social welfare payments in return for part-time employment in their community, is now open for applications. The Scheme has a variety of work placements to suit different interests and skills. For more details, phone 091 875732 or email
• Newbridge 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s winner of the 50/50 draw Betty Crehan Ballinamore Bridge on winning €409. Next week’s draw will be in the Shiven Inn. Thanks to Killyan Sportsfield for doing the 50/50 for the month of September. Newbridge Tidy Towns doing the 50/50 for October. Thanks everyone for their continued support every week to the draw.
• Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Danny Rogerson, Four Roads who won €572 in this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns 50/50 Draw. Thanks to all who are supporting the draw and all the businesses who are selling the tickets. Next week’s draw takes place in Martins.