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BNT Newsletter – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 12/07/2024

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

Number for Fr. Paddy Mockler 089-466-5211

ST MARYS CHURCH

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 13th July, 7.3pm – Mary & Tom Carty

Sunday 14th July, 10.30am – Remember Michael Flynn Islandcase

Monday 15th July, 9.30am

Tuesday 16th July, 7.30pm – Frank Pettit Anniversary

Friday 19th July, 7.30pm – Joe & Dympna Galvin

Saturday 20th July, 7.30pm – Noreen Reilly Killilea

Sunday 21st July, 10.30am 

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Saturday 13th July, 5pm – 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

Sunday 14th July, 9.30am

Saturday 20th July, 11am – Months Mind Brian Roche R.I.P., Reading U.K. and (formerly Ballinlass, Ballinamore Bridge) 

Sunday 21st July, 9.30am – Mary Kilcommons Anniversary

Congratulation to P.J and Mary Carty on the happy occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday, 14th July, 11.30 a.m. – The intentions of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate and for missionaries – lay and religious – everywhere

Wednesday 17th July, 8pm

Friday 19th July, 8pm

Sunday 21st July, 11.30am – Bea and Andy Muldoon, Mary and Denis Mullen, Maggie and Jimmy Muldoon and all deceased of the Muldoon and Mullen families; Thomas and Celia Cunningham, Rushestown and deceased family members; Mary Morley, Lissavruggy.

Please remember in your prayers John Conneally, Manchester, uncle of David Conneally, Kilmore may he rest in peace.

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock – The Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 21 July. Mass at 3pm will be followed by Eucharistic Blessing and Procession to the Shrine. Pioneers along with friends and relations of people who are living “one day at a time” with addiction are welcome.
  • Reek Sunday 2024 – Sunday 28 July The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28 July.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.  
  • Elphin Diocese’s Morning Pilgrim Walk from Castlerea to Knock will take place on Sunday 18th August.  For more info see www.elphindiocese.ie/walk2knock
  • Donamon Castle Retreat Day (11am – 4 pm) on Thursday 15th August.  More details available at: www.elphindiocese.ie/our-lady  All welcome.
  • Campa Samhraidh / Pop- up Gaeltacht. Summer Camp for Children – 1 week only, Riverchapel Community Centre (beside Brooks).  Mon to Fri. Aug 5-9th 2024. 10am-1pm.  Gaeilge, Games, Song, Dance agus Craic.  For application form, Email: Campasamhraidh20@gmail.com Or contact Muireann 087 6745436.  Limited numbers so early booking advisable.
  • 6k Fun Walk/Run in Newbridge Sunday 21st July in Aid of the Special Care Baby Unit Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe and the CardiacWard and Parent’s Accommodation in Crumlin’s Children Hospital Dublin. Registration from 12.30pm. Walk at 1pm. Refreshments and Spot prizes in The Shiven Inn after.
  • Killyan Graveyard Mass will be held on Sunday 18 August at 11.30 am.  We will have a general clean-up, Friday 2nd at 7 pm, Tuesday 6th at 7 pm.  Please make a special effort to help if you have loved ones buried in old graveyard as it needs a lot of work.  When you are tiding your own family graves please tidy pathways nearby.  Please help us to keep our Graveyard in the best possible condition in honour of all our loved ones who have been laid to rest there .
  • Chime – The National Charity for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People, run an outreach clinic in Ballinasloe.  Date – The first Wednesday of each month, Times – 10.30am – 1.00pm, Venue – Health Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.  For more information on Chimes Service check out their website www.chime.ie 
  • Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 18th July contact Deirdre to make an appointment 086 361 2578. 
  • Talk on Palestine in Ballygar Court House ‘Communities on the Frontlines of an Occupation’ Testimony from an Irish human rights monitor in the Westbank, Palestine, followed by music and refreshments. Thursday, July 18th, 8.20pm to 9.20pm. Ballygar Court House. Contact artfarmireland@gmail.com for info.
  • MOW BNT – Meals on wheels operates on a Tuesday and Thursday within our Parish.  A hot dinner and dessert are provided.  If you would like more information or to avail of this service, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Patrica Kilcommins, Lisquell West on winning €551. Next week’s draw will be in the Bridge bar Mountbellew.  Thank you for all your support & to all the business who support our draw as well.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s Eileen Doyle, Roselawn Drive who won €633 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 13th July in Morans.

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Ballygar €645.00, Formation of future Priests €360.00

Toghergar Collection €290.00, Formation of future Priests €120.00

Newbridge Collection €942.30, Formation of future Priests €257.60

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BNT Newsletter – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 05/07/2024

ST MARYS CHURCH

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm – Josie Mannion 4th Anniversary

Sunday 7th July, 10.30am

Monday 8th July, 9.30am – Special Intention

Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm

Friday 12th July, 7.30pm – Eamonn Kelly, Pound Road and deceased members of the Kelly and Murray families.

Saturday 13th July, 7.3pm – Mary & Tom Carty

Sunday 14th July, 10.30am – Remember Michael Flynn Islandcase

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 7th July, 9.30am

Sunday 14th July, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 7th July, 11.30am – Maureen Delaney, Rookhill

Wednesday, 10th July, 8 p.m.

Friday, 12th July, 8 p.m. – Nora and Johnnie McNerney, Cloughbrack

Sunday, 14th July, 11.30 a.m. – The intentions of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate and for missionaries – lay and religious – everywhere

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock – The Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 21 July. Mass at 3pm will be followed by Eucharistic Blessing and Procession to the Shrine. Pioneers along with friends and relations of people who are living “one day at a time” with addiction are welcome.
  • Reek Sunday 2024 – Sunday 28 July The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28 July.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.  
  • Elphin Diocese’s Morning Pilgrim Walk from Castlerea to Knock will take place on Sunday 18th August.  For more info see www.elphindiocese.ie/walk2knock
  • Donamon Castle Retreat Day (11am – 4 pm) on Thursday 15th August.  More details available at: www.elphindiocese.ie/our-lady  All welcome.
  • Campa Samhraidh / Pop- up Gaeltacht. Summer Camp for Children – 1 week only, Riverchapel Community Centre (beside Brooks).  Mon to Fri. Aug 5-9th 2024. 10am-1pm.  Gaeilge, Games, Song, Dance agus Craic.  For application form, Email: Campasamhraidh20@gmail.com Or contact Muireann 087 6745436.  Limited numbers so early booking advisable.
  • 6k Fun Walk/Run in Newbridge Sunday 21st July in Aid of the Special Care Baby Unit Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe and the CardiacWard and Parent’s Accommodation in Crumlin’s Children Hospital Dublin. Registration from 12.30pm. Walk at 1pm. Refreshments and Spot prizes in The Shiven Inn after.
  • Chime – The National Charity for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People, run an outreach clinic in Ballinasloe.  Date – The first Wednesday of each month, Times – 10.30am – 1.00pm, Venue – Health Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.  For more information on Chimes Service check out their website www.chime.ie 
  • MOW BNT – Meals on wheels operates on a Tuesday and Thursday within our Parish.  A hot dinner and dessert are provided.  If you would like more information or to avail of this service, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
  • Mountbellew District Development CES CLG – are you in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment and would like to re-train while working, there are CE places available within the area, please contact 090-6624034 or 090-9679085 for more information.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Jason Burke on winning €429.  Next week’s draw will be in Kenny’s Ballygar.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members. Thanks to Killyan Sportsfield committee will do the draw for month of June & Newbridge Action Committee will run the draw for July.

  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s Teresa Neary, Ballyforan who won €780 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 6th July in The Thatch.

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Ballygar €680.00

Toghergar Collection €340.00

Newbridge Collection €843.00

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BNT Newsletter – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 28/06/2024

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm – Mary & Ned Hevehan

Sunday 30th June, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 1st July, 9.30am

Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm

Friday 5th July, 7.30pm

Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm – Josie Mannion 4th Anniversary

Sunday 7th July, 10.30am

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 30th June, 9.30am

Sunday 7th July, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 30th June, 11.30am – Andy Murray, Kilclough

Wednesday 3rd July, 8pm

Friday 5th July, 8pm

Sunday 7th July, 11.30am – Maureen Delaney, Rookhill

Fr. Douglas away for the month of July a special welcome to Fr. Mockler who will be with us for the month.

Due to works commencing around St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be a lot of activity and we would ask that you be very careful when walking around.  We apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please remember in your prayers, Brigid (Bertha) Finneran, mother of Michelle Geraghty, Kilmore, may she rest in Peace.

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August – 4th September 2024. Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section are available from Fr Ray Milton, PP, Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon (090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of Applications is 10th June. Nominations for the Youth Section are also being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage (aged 17 – 20).  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is the 3rd June. All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800 or info@joewalshtours.ie
  • Elphin Diocese’s Morning Pilgrim Walk from Castlerea to Knock will take place on Sunday 18th August.  For more info see www.elphindiocese.ie/walk2knock
  • Donamon Castle Retreat Day (11am – 4 pm) on Thursday 15th August.  More details available at: www.elphindiocese.ie/our-lady  All welcome.
  • Next Foot clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 4th July call 086 361 2578 or book on goldie app to make an appointment. 
  • Campa Samhraidh / Pop- up Gaeltacht. Summer Camp for Children – 1 week only, Riverchapel Community Centre (beside Brooks).  Mon to Fri. Aug 5-9th 2024. 10am-1pm.  Gaeilge, Games, Song, Dance agus Craic.  For application form, Email: Campasamhraidh20@gmail.com Or contact Muireann 087 6745436.  Limited numbers so early booking advisable
  • MOW BNT – Meals on wheels operates on a Tuesday and Thursday within our Parish.  A hot dinner and dessert are provided.  If you would like more information or to avail of this service, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
  • Mountbellew District Development CES CLG – are you in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment and would like to re-train while working, there are CE places available within the area, please contact 090-6624034 or 090-9679085 for more information.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778.
  • Pro Life Campaign Church Gate collection 6th & 7th July – The Pro Life Campaign are holding a church gate collection in Ballygar on Saturday and Sunday.  If you can, please give generously.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Caroline Compretta c/o Fr. Tommy Conway Mississippi on winning €462 this week’s NAC 50/50 draw.  Well done Caroline and thank you to all our American friends who contribute to our draw.  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 this week’s winner Roseleen Smith, Ballygar who won €620 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 29th June in Hughes.

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Ballygar €880.00

Toghergar Collection €350.00

Newbridge Collection €992.00

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BNT Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 21/06/2024

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 22nd June, 7.30pm

Sunday 23rd June, 10.30am – Evelyn Traynor 1st Anniversary

Monday 24th June, 9.30am

Tuesday 25th June, 7.30pm

Thursday 27th June, 9.30pm

Friday 28th June, 7.30pm

Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm – Mary & Ned Hevehan

Sunday 30th June, 10.30am

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 23rd June, 9.30am – Tom Kelly who died recently brother of Frank Lisquell

Sunday 30th June, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Saturday 22nd June, 11.30am – Tess Killilea – Month’s Mind

Sunday 23rd June, 11.30am – Pat Kilgannon, Michael and Nora Lynch, Cloughbrack, and deceased family members; Tommie and Kathleen Lohan, Lisquell: Crehan family, Creeveroe – Paddy, Michael, Elizabeth, Jackie and Bridie (Farrell)

Wednesday 26th June, 8pm

Friday 28th June – No Mass in Newbridge

Sunday 30th June, 11.30am – Andy Murray, Kilclough

Due to works commencing around St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be a lot of activity and we would ask that you be very careful when walking around.  We apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please remember in your prayers, Jimmy Farrell’s sister, Rita Behan formally of Ballygar & Rathangan, Kildare who passed away during the week and Martin “Snacks” Kavanagh, Mount Mary, and Brian Roche, brother of Pat Roche Ballinlass, may they rest in peace.

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August – 4th September 2024. Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section are available from Fr Ray Milton, PP, Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon (090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of Applications is 10th June. Nominations for the Youth Section are also being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage (aged 17 – 20).  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is the 3rd June. All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800 or info@joewalshtours.ie
  • A Church Gate Collection in aid of the Assisted Pilgrim Section of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be taken up in your church on the 22nd/23rd June. This year 35 assisted pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes and all monies collected at church gates will be used to help defray the costs of this section of the pilgrimage. 
  • The Climate Action Unit in Galway County Council in association with Jacinta Barrins, CEO of the 60+ Climate Drive, will hold a conversation for the over 60’s re climate change in The Courthouse, Ballygar next Tuesday June 25th at 11am-12pm.  Jacinta as a lady in her 60’s talks about how this age group can advocate for a more ‘prevention’ than ‘cure’ approach when it comes to climate change and to ponder on their intergenerational obligations.  Jacinta talks about the causes of climate change, trends since we were born, what are our responsibilities and how can we can reduce our carbon footprint. Knowledge gives the power back to the individual, to reflect on and assist them to make more positive choices in their daily lives in areas such as heating their homes, transport, food and waste. For more information on this talk, please contact Denise Feeney, Community Climate Action Officer, Galway County Council @ 087 4762558 or email dfeeney@galwaycoco.ie
  • Moylough Heritage Society are hosting a talk by Dr Joe Mannion on Wednesday 26th June at 8pm in Moylough Community Centre.  Moylough Heritage Society is delighted to host a talk by Dr Joe Mannion about his new book Anglicizing Tudor Connacht.  All welcome to this event.
  • BNT Social Services – Our weekly 3 course homemade dinner service is available every Friday in the Old School, Ballygar for those who are retired. If you wish to avail of this wonderful meal, please ring 090-6624034 to book your place.
  • BALLINAMORE BRIDGE/TOGHERGAR, BALLYGAR & NEWBRIDGE CHURCHES: MS IRELAND THANK YOU – The Local Branch of MS Ireland wishes to thank all who contributed so generously to the recent Church Gate Collection.  Total amount raised in Ballinamore Bridge/Toghergar €167.55, Ballygar €394.53 and Newbridge €429.65.  Sincere thanks also to all who helped with the collections.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner Pat Gilmore Ballygar who won €476.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support & to all the business who support our draw as well. 
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to this week’s winner Margaret Egan, Ballygar who won €637 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 22nd June in Kennys.

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Ballygar €910.00, Peter Pence €345.00

Toghergar Collection €325.00, Peter Pence €200.00

Newbridge Collection €903.94, Peter Pence €149.75

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BNT Newsletter – 11th Sunday in Ordinary time 14/06/2024

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm – Brian Curley, Uncle of Tommy and John Fallon who died recently.

Sunday 16th June, 10.30am – Father’s Day

Monday 17th June, 9.30am

Tuesday 18th June, 7.30pm

Thursday 20th June, 9.30am

Friday 21st June, 7.30pm

Saturday 22nd June, 7.30pm

Sunday 23rd June, 10.30am – Evelyn Traynor 1st Anniversary

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 16th June, 9.30am – Father’s Day

Sunday 23rd June, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Saturday, 15th June, 11am – Peter Quinn – Month’s Mind

Sunday 16th June, 11.30am – Margaret and Kevin Rogerson, Cloonshivna, Mary Murray (née Rogerson) and deceased members of the Rogerson and Lohan families

Wednesday 19th June, 8pm

Friday 21st June, 8pm – Nonie Flynn, Keith Davis and deceased members of the Carr family, Tullyvillage

Saturday 22nd June, 11.30am – Tess Killilea – Month’s Mind

Sunday 23rd June, 11.30am – Pat Kilgannon, Michael and Nora Lynch, Cloughbrack, and deceased family members; Tommie and Kathleen Lohan, Lisquell; Igor Pisotsky, Windfield and Ukraine

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • National Grandparents Pilgrimage – All are welcome to the National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on Sunday, 28th July, commencing at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm with principal celebrant Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August – 4th September 2024. Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section are available from Fr Ray Milton, PP, Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon (090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of Applications is 10th June. Nominations for the Youth Section are also being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage (aged 17 – 20).  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is the 3rd June. All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800 or info@joewalshtours.ie
  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie/lough-derg or contact Justin on 087 6171526 for more info.
  • A Church Gate Collection in aid of the Assisted Pilgrim Section of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be taken up in your church on the 22nd/23rd June. This year 35 assisted pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes and all monies collected at church gates will be used to help defray the costs of this section of the pilgrimage. 
  • The Galway Hospice and Sunflower Day would like to thank the people who supported the fundraising day in Mountbellew and the volunteers that helped out on the day. The amount collected was €3750. Thanks for the support.
  • BNT Social Services – Our weekly 3 course homemade dinner service is available every Friday in the Old School, Ballygar for those who are retired. If you wish to avail of this wonderful meal, please ring 090-6624034 to book your place.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778.
  • Next Feet Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 20th June. Please call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430 to book an appointment
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s  50/50 winner Pj Davis, Caltra who won €562.  Next week’s draw is in The Shiven Inn.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support & to all the business who support our draw as well. 
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to the winners of this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns Chloe Pope, Forest View who won €583 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 June in Fallons.

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Ballygar €750.00

Toghergar Collection €385.00

Newbridge Collection €850.00

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BNT Newsletter – 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time 07/06/2024

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Monday 10th June, 9.30am

Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm

Thursday 13th June 9.30am

Friday 14th June, 7.30pm – Special Intention

Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm – Brian Curley, Uncle of Tommy and John Fallon who died recently.

Sunday 16th June, 10.30am – Father’s Day

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 9th June, 9.30am

Sunday 16th June, 9.30am – Father’s Day

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

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

Kathleen O’Connor, Cloonshivna; Sergii Demchenko, Ukraine

Wednesday 12th June, 8pm

Friday 14th June, 8pm

Saturday 15th June, 11am – Peter Quinn – Month’s Mind

Sunday 16th June, 11.30am – Margaret and Kevin Rogerson, Cloonshivna, Mary Murray (née Rogerson) and deceased members of the Rogerson and Lohan families

A thought as we receive the Sacred Host –

“Amen” is our response as we receive the host at

Communion. The translation of Amen is:

Truly, firm, so be it.

As we receive the host, we firmly believe that we receive

The Body of Christ.

Jesus truly enters our hearts so that we may become what

We receive.

  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August – 4th September 2024. Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section are available from Fr Ray Milton, PP, Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon (090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of Applications is 10th June. Nominations for the Youth Section are also being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage (aged 17 – 20).  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is the 3rd June. All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800 or info@joewalshtours.ie
  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie/lough-derg or contact Justin on 087 6171526 for more info.
  • BNT Social Services – are holding a morning of gentle fun exercise, for men and women which will be followed by tea/coffee and something nice, on Friday 4th June.  Please ring 090-6624034 to register your interest.  Our weekly 3 course homemade dinner will be provided at the normal time and if you wish to avail of this wonderful meal please ring 090-6624034 to book your place.
  • BBQ, Auction & Music – Shiven Rovers are having a fund-raising BBQ in the Shiven Inn on Saturday June 15th.  Music by Kenneth McCormack.  Food served from 8.30 to 10.30pm.  Door Prizes and Auction on the night.  Tickets only €10 each available from Committee Members or online on our social media outlets.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie 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.
  • Next Feet Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 20th June. Please call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430 to book an appointment
  • 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 Una McDermott Newbridge who won €479.Next weeks draw is in Hughes Ballinamore Bridge.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support & to all the business who support our draw as well.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to the winners of this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns 11th Anniversary Lotto… Sharon & Noel Mannion, Ballinlass €1000, Hampers: Harry Slyman & Anne Martin, Annual Membership: Thomas Monaghan Jnr. Thanks to all who are supporting the draw and all the businesses who are selling the ticket

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Toghergar Collection  €225.00

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BNT Newsletter – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 31/05/2024

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

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

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

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

Sunday 9th June, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

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 www.elphindiocese.ie
  • 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 youthministry@knockshrine.ie
  • 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 www.elphindiocese.ie/lough-derg 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie 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.

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Toghergar Collection €540.00,

Newbridge Collection €690.00

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BNT Newsletter – The Most Holy Trinity 24/05/2024

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

The Most Holy Trinity

Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm – Mary & John Holmes and deceased family members

Sunday 26th May, 10.30am – Ursula Blackmore, sister of Olive Blackmore Daly

Monday 27th May, 9.30am

Tuesday 28th May, 7.30pm

Thursday 30th May, 9.30am

Friday 31st May, 7.30pm – For All exam students

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

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

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 26th May, 9.30am – Dolly & Martin Heavey, Shanballymore, John Heavey and Pake Heavey and deceased family members of the Heavey and Fallon Families

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

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 26th May, 11.30 a.m. – John Britton, Kilclough – First anniversary

Wednesday 29th May, 8pm

Friday 31st May, 8pm – Aidan Doyle, Rookhill -Third anniversary

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

IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICE – we have received a number of cheques, these have been made out in our Parish Priest’s name.  It is important that all cheques are made payable to each of the Churches, i.e. St. Marys Church Ballygar, St. Brendans Church Toghergar and St. Patricks Church Newbridge.  If your cheque is to go directly to our priest’s, please use their names on the cheque.  We are very grateful for your contributions

Please remember in your prayers Brian Curley Keadue, uncle of Tommie and John Fallon who went home to god, may he rest in peace.

  • 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!
  • 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 youthministry@knockshrine.ie
  • 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
  • Annual Rosary Rally – The Annual Rosary Rally takes place on Saturday 1st June in Knock Shrine commencing at 9.30am and finishing with Mass at 3pm. We have many amazing speakers for the day and many beautiful apostolates available on the day to chat with you. Bus leaves Sligo Park Hotel at 8.30am. For more details about the bus or the event please contact Lisa on 087-6274621 or Corina on 087-7602977.
  • Congratulations Windfield NS- We wish Windfield NS Boys soccer team the very best of luck as they go to the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday May 29th.  They will represent Connaught after topping their group in Umbro Park Castlebar. 
  • Legion of Mary Acies – Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony takes place in Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon Town on Sunday 26th May 2024 at 4pm.
  • 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 ballygarcarnival@ballygar.ie or contact Conor on (087) 9028830 or Tomàs on (086) 3683778
  • North Galway Vintage & Heritage Club Autojumble – Sunday 26th May in Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre F45 VP66 starting at 9am. Catering provided.
  • SUNDAY 26th May Social Gathering, there will be an afternoon with tea/ coffee and light refreshments and music.  Everybody is welcome, so come along and join us at 3pm in the Old School Building, Market Square, Ballygar F42 YA62.
  • Ballygar Ladies Club – Ballygar Ladies meet next Thursday 30th May at 8pm in the Courthouse. All ladies welcome.  Admission €3
  • KEPAK SHEARFEST 2024 – Mountbellew will host the All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing Championships on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of the June Bank Holiday weekend. As many visitors are expected to attend the Festival, we would be grateful for any offers of accommodation: Room/House rental, or B&B accommodation. Please contact: 090 9679660 or 087 7745051 or 087 4197893.
  • Killyan Graveyard – The funds raised by the NAC 50/50 Draw in the month of May will go towards the maintenance of Killyan Graveyard.  The annual Killyan Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, 18th August.  The funds raised will also allow the hiring of a marquee and sound system to cater for the very large crowd expected to attend as usual.  Your support for the Draw would be very much appreciated.  Thank you for helping us to keep KGY in good condition and a fitting resting place for our departed loved ones.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Matthew Hughes, Ballinamore bridge on winning €557 & last week’s winner was Michael Queeney Mt Hazel on winning €515.  Next week’s draw will be in Kenny’s Ballygar.  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 Dympna Pettit, Ballygar who won €582 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 25th May in The Thatch.

Toghergar Church, New Rota – Station Area Cloonabricka -May, Cornananty More/Trihill – June, Ballinlass – July, Ballinamore Bridge – August, Shanballymore – September, Bornacurra/Cloonascaberry – October, Cloonabricka – November, Cornananty More/Trihill – December, Ballinlass – January 2025.   Please note: We are very proud of the updated look of our church, and we would love if new members would be interested in joining us. If you are interested, please contact Pia on 0874333590.PLEASE HAVE ANY NOTICES FOR THE NEWSLETTER IN NO LATER THAN 12PM ON WEDNESDAY AFTER THAT TIME THEY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN NEWSLETTER OF THAT WEEK

BNT Newsletter – 7th Sunday of Easter Pentecost Sunday 09/05/2024

ST MARYS CHURCH

Sunday of Easter

Saturday 11th May, 7.30pm – Katie and Pake Mannion, Hermitage

Sunday 12th May, 10.30am – John McDonagh (brother of Pat McDonagh)

Monday 13th May, 9.30am

Tuesday 14th May, 7.30pm

Thursday 16th May, 9.30pm

Friday 17th May, 7.30pm

Saturday 18th May, – First Holy Communion for Ballygar NS

Saturday 18th May, 7.30pm Mary & John Small & DFM

Sunday 19th May, 10.30am – Pentecost Sunday

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 12th May, 9.30am – Tommy Hughes

Sunday 19th May, 9.30am – Pentecost Sunday

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – Paddy and Nora Lohan, Killyan, and all deceased family members; Frank Kelly, Cloughbrack, and deceased members of the Quinn family; Jimmy and Teresa Lyons, Curraghduff.

Wednesday 15th May, 8pm

Friday 17th May, 8pm – Pake and Delia Crehan, Rushestown, and all deceased members of the Crehan and Moran families

Saturday 18th May, 11am – First Holy Communion for Windfield NS

Sunday 19th May, 11.30 am – Bea and Jimmy Joe Murphy, Baby Liam Murphy, Curraghduff, and deceased members of the Murphy and Higgins families; Paddy McDermott, Lissavruggy

Pentecost envelopes in the Sacristy, can you please collect and distribute during the coming week.  This collection is for the salary, of the Priests of the Parish.

Safeguarding Training– this is required for all volunteers involved within the Parish.  This training will be held in the hall of Colaiste Mhuire secondary school, Ballygar on Monday 20th at 7pm.  It is vital that you attend.

  • The Famine Priest – All are welcome to a talk about Fr Edward Wallace PP “The Famine Priest”, given by Mr Jarlath McNamara on Friday 17th May at 8pm in the Community Centre, Lecarrow F42 CK11.
  • Seniorline Would like someone to talk to?  SeniorLine is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary.  So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline
  • Volunteer for Hospice Roscommon Hospice is looking for volunteers to help with National Sunflower days for Hospice on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June at local outlets or another area if suits. They would welcome support from Mens sheds, Active Retirement groups, Walking groups, sports clubs or any community group. Contact 094-9388666; text 087-7384310; email info@hospice.ie  
  • ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – ASSISTED PILGRIM SECTION – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August, 2024 to the 4th September, 2024 inclusive, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Doran. Pilgrimage Highlights includes Mass at the Grotto, Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament Processions, Anointing of the Sick, Water Ceremony.  Flights ex Knock Airport.  The Pilgrimage includes the Assisted Pilgrim Section.  Those who travel as part of the Assisted Pilgrim Section will stay in Accueil Notre Dame, which is situated beside the Grotto and Sanctuary area.  They will be cared for by the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage Care Team whilst in Lourdes.  Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section and full details are available from Very Rev. Ray Milton, P.P., Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon.   (Telephone – 090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is the 10th June, 2024.   All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours (JWT) at 01 2410800 or email info@joewalshtours.ie
  • Solas FRC Ballygar in partnership with Ballygar Mental Health Awareness & Promotion are hosting an event as part of Mental Health Irelands ‘Hello How Are You’ Campaign.  All are welcome on the evening of Wednesday 15th May @7pm in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre, Ballygar, (F42 V211) for an evening with speakers and light refreshments.  For further information, contact Bernie (085 2521200) or Louise (0877437443).
  • Meeting sponsored by Family and Life, focusing on the dangers of Social, Personal, Health Education programme being introduced into schools by the Department of Education will be held in Hannons Hotel, Roscommon on Tuesday 14th May at 8pm.
  • NBT Community Games will hold their Athletics day on Sunday 12th May at 12 O Clock in the Niall Walsh pitch. A variety of running races will go ahead for Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14.  Check out our NBT Community Games Facebook page for more information.   
    To register contact: Alison 087 7803920
  • Mountbellew No Name Club will host its annual church gate collection on Saturday 11th, and Sunday 12th May. No Name Clubs are youth clubs run by, and for young people aged 15-18 years, and empower young members to organise and enjoy positive alternatives to alcohol and drug-centred activities. Please support.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Ballygar Tidy Towms will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 8:15pm in the courthouse. All are welcome to attend.
  • KEPAK SHEARFEST 2024 – Mountbellew will host the All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing Championships on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of the June Bank Holiday weekend. As many visitors are expected to attend the Festival, we would be grateful for any offers of accommodation: Room/House rental, or B&B accommodation. Please contact: 090 9679660 or 087 7745051 or 087 4197893.
  • Killyan Graveyard – The funds raised by the NAC 50/50 Draw in the month of May will go towards the maintenance of Killyan Graveyard.  The annual Killyan Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, 18th August.  The funds raised will also allow the hiring of a marquee and sound system to cater for the very large crowd expected to attend as usual.  Your support for the Draw would be very much appreciated.  Thank you for helping us to keep KGY in good condition and a fitting resting place for our departed loved ones.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Bernie Mockler Woodbrook on winning €480.  Next week’s draw will be in Henry’s Mountbellew.  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 Michael Nolan, Tully, Ballygar who won €580 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 11th May in Kennys.

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Newbridge Collection €855.00Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter – 6th Sunday of Easter 03/05/2024

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Saturday 4th May, 7.30pm – Pake Lohan, Anniversary

Sunday 5th May, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 6th May, 10.30am

Tuesday 7th May, 7.30pm

Thursday 9th May, 9.30am

Friday 10th May, 7.30pm – Agnes and Patrick Duffy and deceased family members

Saturday 11th May, 7.30pm – Katie and Pake Mannion, Hermitage

Sunday 12th May, 10.30am – John McDonagh (brother of Pat)

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 5th May, 9.30am – Marie Roche, please remember in your prayers

Sunday 12th May, 9.30am

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 5th May, 11.30am – Pakie and Julie Kenny and deceased family members; Patrick Connolly, Creeveroe.

Wednesday 8th May – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 10th May – No Mass in Newbridge

Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – Paddy and Nora Lohan, Killyan, and all deceased family members; Frank Kelly, Cloughbrack, and deceased members of the Quinn family; Jimmy and Teresa Lyons, Curraghduff.

Congratulations to the wonderful children of Ballaghlea NS who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 4th May.

  • The Famine Priest – All are welcome to a talk about Fr Edward Wallace PP “The Famine Priest”, given by Mr Jarlath McNamara on Friday 17th May at 8pm in the Community Centre, Lecarrow F42 CK11.
  • The Youth 2000 Connaught retreat will take place in Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway on the weekend of May 10th to 12th, consisting of workshops, talks, testimonies, music, prayer and time to relax & meet with others. Come along for the weekend or pop in & say hello! Donation only, 16-35yrs. To book a place or for more information, visit www.youth2000.ie or email connaught@youth2000.ie.
  • Seniorline Would like someone to talk to?  SeniorLine is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary.  So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline
  • ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – ASSISTED PILGRIM SECTION – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August, 2024 to the 4th September, 2024 inclusive, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Doran. Pilgrimage Highlights includes Mass at the Grotto, Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament Processions, Anointing of the Sick, Water Ceremony.  Flights ex Knock Airport.  The Pilgrimage includes the Assisted Pilgrim Section.  Those who travel as part of the Assisted Pilgrim Section will stay in Accueil Notre Dame, which is situated beside the Grotto and Sanctuary area.  They will be cared for by the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage Care Team whilst in Lourdes.  Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section and full details are available from Very Rev. Ray Milton, P.P., Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon.   (Telephone – 090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is the 10th June, 2024.   All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours (JWT) at 01 2410800 or email info@joewalshtours.ie
  • Lough Derg One Day Retreats in May These guided days of prayer and reflection will take place on Sun5th, Mon6th, Sun12th, Tue14th, Sat18th, Sat25th and Mon27th.  More details can be found at www.loughderg.ie €45 per person , booking essential. The Lough Derg traditional Three Day Pilgrimage begins on Friday May 31st and continues until August 15th
  • Solas FRC Ballygar in partnership with Ballygar Mental Health Awareness & Promotion are hosting an event as part of Mental Health Irelands ‘Hello How Are You’ Campaign.  All are welcome on the evening of Wednesday 15th May @7pm in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre, Ballygar, (F42 V211) for an evening with speakers and light refreshments.  For further information contact Bernie (085 2521200) or Louise (0877437443).
  • Art classes starting in Ballygar 8th May 2024.  Never tried Art before Why Not Now! To book your place please contact Freda Garman on 087-367-4568 or fgarman@grd.ie or Shelia Holland-Fox at 087-667-5516 or sheila.holland-foxx@gretb.ie
  • New 4-week term of Pilates starting Wednesday in Newbridge Hall Wednesday 1st May @8:30pm, suitable for all ages & abilities. Everyone welcome. To book your place text Bonnie 087-2238237.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Public Rosary – will take place on Saturday 11th May at 4pm in the car park opposite St. Mary’s Chruch Ballygar.  We encourage all to attend.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy – is 9th May and the following one is the 23rd May call or text Deirdre on 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430.
  • Active Retirement Meeting –  The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm. (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME) New members welcome.
  • Killyan Graveyard – The funds raised by the NAC 50/50 Draw in the month of May will go towards the maintenance of Killyan Graveyard.  The annual Killyan Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, 18th August.  The funds raised will also allow the hiring of a marquee and sound system to cater for the very large crowd expected to attend as usual.  Your support for the Draw would be very much appreciated.  Thank you for helping us to keep KGY in good condition and a fitting resting place for our departed loved ones.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to Joe & Aishling on winning €515. Next week’s draw will be in the Shiven Inn Newbridge.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members. Thanks to Newbridge Tidy towns for doing the draw for month of April & Killyan Graveyard committee will do the draw for month of May.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Congratulations to Becky McPhilbin, Creggs who won €593 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 4th May in Fallons.

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Ballygar €730.00

 Toghergar Collection €335.00

Newbridge Collection €798.80

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