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BNT NEWSLETTER 2ND SUNDAY IN ADVENT 08/12/2023

ST MARYS CHURCH

2nd Sunday in Advent

Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm – Tommy Cuffe 1st Anniversary

Sunday 10th December, 10.30am – People of the Parish  

Monday 11th December, 9.30am

Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm –Patricia Farrell

Thursday 14th December, 9.30am

Friday 15th December, 7.30pm – Mary Ellen and Paddy Tierney.

Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm – Mary & Michael Silke and Deceased family members.

Sunday 17th December, 10.30am – People of the Parish.

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 10th December, 9.30am – Kathleen Heavey 1st Anniversary

Sunday 17th December, 9.30am – Francie Ryan

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 10th December, 11.30am – Tom and Annie Clarke, Toomard, and their grandson, David Finnerty, Laurence, Johnny and Michael Cunningham, Windfield, and Michael Martyn, Cappatagle

Wednesday 13th December, 7pm. – Mary Morley, Lissavruggy – First anniversary

Friday 15th December, 8pm – Henry Cunningham, Ardeevan (First anniversary) and deceased members of the Cunningham family (Please note time – 8.00 p.m.)

Sunday, 17th December, 11.30 am – Tom Lohan, Lissavruggy and Dublin; John and Peg Hynes, Windfield, Kevin Hynes, and Seán Hynes, Ballina

Penitential Service (Confessions with Sin Pot) in Newbridge Church immediately after Mass on Sunday, 10th December. A number of priests will be present. As we prepare our homes for the festivities, let us not forget to ready our souls to receive and welcome the Infant Jesus into our hearts and homes this Christmas. Don’t miss this opportunity to acknowledge our failings, appreciate Jesus’ love and forgiveness and move forward with hope and peace in our lives

Important Information – Geraldine Coyne and Leona Crehan are designated Parish Child Protection Representatives.  Any issues concerning safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults should be channelled to them or the Parish Priest Fr. Douglas Zaggi.

  • Saint Vincent De Paul Local Annual Appeal – Our local Conference is based at the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew, and we serve the surrounding parishes, including Ballygar/Newbridge/Toghergar. We wish to acknowledge the very generous support we have had from your Parish over the years. This year people’s needs are going to be greater than ever, considering the continued price increase in fuel, food and electricity alone.  We will not be having a Church gate collection this year, but instead we will have Postage Free Envelopes left in the Church porch where people can put their donations, and post them to our Office.  You may also leave the Envelopes in the Offertory collection basket.  To facilitate people who wish to donate Online we have a Poster in the Church porch also, giving details of our designated Fundraise Web Address.   All donations given locally will be used locally.  Our Local Helpline Number is 085-1846866.
  • St Mary’s Church Choir Carols by Candlelight -In aid of St Vincent de Paul, the choir of St Mary’s Church Ballygar will host their annual carols by candlelight service on Sunday, December 17th at 8:00pm in the church. All are welcome to attend.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 14th December.  This is the last Clinic for 2023.  A very Happy Christmas to everyone.
  • Ballygar Festive Lights – Church gate collection will take place on December 9th and 10th.  Join us around the Christmas tree after Saturday night mass (weather permitting) for carols and some festive treats.
  • Ballygar NS are delighted to invite you all to our Christmas Market and Carol Service this Wednesday 13 December.  The Carol Service will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar at 6.30pm followed by our Christmas Markets in the Courthouse, Ballygar at approximately 8pm.  The children of Ballygar NS have been very busy making some wonderfully handcrafted gifts and decorations to sell on the night.  This is our first Christmas Market – with your support we hope it will be a great success. There will be lots of beautiful crafts for sale, some of which can be seen on our Facebook page. We will also be holding a raffle on the night with some exciting prizes.  We wish to sincerely thank the following for their generous contributions: Ballygar Pharmacy, Bees Knees, Keane Electrical and Ventilation, Centra Ballygar, Crafy Art, Cleansave Products and Glanmore Foods.  We also have a wonderful prize donated by Riverview Boarding Kennels for a two-night stay and a grooming voucher.   All are most welcome on the night. Thank you for your support from all at Ballygar NS.
  • Cancer Care West Walk 2023–Sincere thanks to all who walked, handed in Sponsorship Cards, Donations and to All who donated On Line. The Sum of €9915.30 was handed in last week. Receipts will be issued soon and any cards remaining or donations still welcome.
  • This year’s Christmas Fair takes place in the Courthouse on Saturday 9th December 8pm to 9.30pm and Sunday morning 11am to 12.30pm.  There will be a number of stalls displaying and selling seasonal items including cakes, arts, crafts and Christmas wreaths.  Come along on the day and get into the festive spirit by supporting local people/businesses.
  • Turkey Trot – This year’s Turkey Trot will take place on St. Stephens day.  Sponsorship cards are in circulation in the parish.  Proceeds this year are going to the 3 main clubs, St. Brendan’s GAA, Ballygar Hurling Club, St. Brendan’s LGFA.  Let’s get walking and make this the biggest Turkey Trot in the World!!!
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Sharon & Noel c/o Anthony Kelly on winning €524.Next week’s draw will be in Kenny ‘s Ballygar.  Thanks to Killyan Sportsfield for doing November. Killyan Graveyard will avail of the funds raised by the 50/50 Draw in December.  Please do your best to support this very worthy cause and help to keep Killyan Graveyard looking its best throughout the year in honour of all our deceased.  Weekly or annual tickets available from any Killyan Graveyard Committee Members or Chris Murphy 087 6357128 or Carmel Gavin 086 8399651. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week,
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to winners Dylan Kelly & Freya, Ballinamore Bridge who won €650 and Petor Wandzd, Ballygar who won the Christmas Hamper 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 9th December in The Thatch. For the next 3 weeks we will have an extra draw for a hamper.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €993.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €270.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €890.00

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Newsletter 1st Sunday Advent 06/12/2023

ST MARY’S CHURCH

1st Sunday in Advent

Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm – Mikie Lohan, Ballygar

Sunday 3rd December, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 4th December, 9.30am

Tuesday 5th December, 7.30pm – Davey Nolan

Thursday 7th December, 7.30pm Vigil Mass – Micheal Brennan, Mount Mary

Friday 8th December, 10.30am – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm – Tommy Cuffe 1st Anniversay

Sunday 10th December, 10.30am

ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH

Sunday 3rd December, 9.30am – Peter & Bridge Mitchell

Friday 8th December, 9.30am – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 10th December, 9.30am – Kathleen Heavey 1st Anniversary

ST PATRICK’S CHURCH

Sunday 3rd December, 11.30 am – Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the ‘New Church.

Wednesday 6th December, 7pm

Friday 8th December, 7pm – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 10th December, 11.30am – Tom and Annie Clarke, Toomard, and their grandson, David Finnerty, Laurence, Johnny and Michael Cunningham, Windfield, and Michael Martyn, Cappatagle

Penitential Service (Confessions) in Newbridge Church immediately after Mass on Sunday 10th December. A number of priests will be present. As we prepare our homes for the festivities, let us not forget to ready our souls to receive and welcome the Infant Jesus into our hearts and homes this Christmas. Don’t miss this opportunity to acknowledge our failings, appreciate Jesus’ love and forgiveness and move forward with hope and peace in our lives.

Important Information – Geraldine Coyne and Leona Crehan are designated Parish Child Protection Representatives. Any issues concerning safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults should be channelled to them or the Parish Priest Fr. Douglas Zaggi.

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, ie St. Marys Church Ballygar, St. Brendans Church Toghergar and St. Patricks Church Newbridge. If your cheque is directly for our priest’s, please use their names on the cheque. We are very grateful for your contributions

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat – This youth retreat will take place at Dominican College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare between 8th-10th December 2023. This promises to be a special retreat! Great CRAIC! Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today! Booking is now open at www.youth2000.ie

Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative – Zoom Information Meetings introducing the Diocese of Elphin & Trócaire’s Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative take place this Monday and Thursday evening. For details see: www.elphindiocese.ie/youth-ambassadors All welcome.

Saint Vincent De Paul Local Annual Appeal – Our local Conference is based at the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew, and we serve the surrounding parishes, including Ballygar/Newbridge/Toghergar. We wish to acknowledge the very generous support we have had from your Parish over the years. This year people’s needs are going to be greater than ever, considering the continued price increase in fuel, food and electricity alone. We will not be having a Church gate collection this year, but instead we will have Postage Free Envelopes left in the Church porch where people can put their donations, and post them to our Office. You may also leave the Envelopes in the Offertory collection basket. To facilitate people who wish to donate Online we have a Poster in the Church porch also, giving details of our designated Fundraise Web Address. All donations given locally will be used locally. Our Local Helpline Number is 085-1846866.

Killyan Graveyard will avail of the funds raised by the 50/50 Draw in December. Please do your best to support this very worthy cause and help to keep Killyan Graveyard looking its best throughout the year in honour of all our deceased. Weekly or annual tickets available from any Killyan Graveyard Committee Members or Chris Murphy 087 6357128 or CarmelGavin 086 8399651.

Ballygar Festive Lights – church gate collection will take place on December 9th and 10th. Join us around the Christmas tree after Saturday night mass (weather permitting) for carols and some festive treats.

This year’s Christmas Fair takes place in the Courthouse on Saturday 9th December 8pm to 9.30pm and Sunday morning 11am to 12.30pm. There will be a number of stalls displaying and selling seasonal items including cakes, arts, crafts and Christmas wreaths. Come along on the day and get into the festive spirit by supporting local people/businesses.

St. Brendan’s Cake Sale Fundraiser – will be held in Ballygar (The old Courthouse) after 7.30pm Mass on the 2nd December and after 10.30am Mass on the 3rd December.

Active Retirement Meeting – The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 4th December, 2023 at 8pm.

Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw – Congratulations Ann Loggins C/O Tommy Conway on winning €474. Next week’s draw will be in the Thatch. 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 Esme Egan, c/o Mary Nee, Lawrencetown who won €563 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 2nd December in Hughes. For the next 4 weeks we will have an extra draw for a hamper

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:
Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474
Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307
Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219
Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426
Ballygar Offertory Collection €810.00
Toghergar Offertory Collection €400.00
Newbridge Offertory Collection €1,358.00

Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter Feast of Christ the King 24/11/2023

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

Feast of Christ the King

Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm – Tom, Mary Ellen and Paddy Finneran, Johnny,

Annie Kane and Katie O’Brien. 

All deceased members of the Finneran and Kane Families.

Don Needham, Cheshire (father in law of Catherine Needham nee Finneran) recently deceased

Sunday 26th November, 10.30am – Brian Traynor Anniversary

Monday 27th November, 9.30am – Special Intentions

Tuesday 28th November, 7.30pm – Faithful Departed

Thursday 30th November, 9.30am

Friday 1st December, 7.30pm – Bridie & Shane O’Leary and deceased members of the O’Leary and Nolan families

Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm – Mikie Lohan, Ballygar

Sunday 3rd December, 10.30am

Killeroran Cemetery Blessing of the graves will take place on Sunday 26th November, 2023 following 10.30am mass in Ballygar Church, for all those who have gone before us.

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday 1st December.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 26th November, 9.30m – Nora & Paddy Hearty, Currabane

Sunday 3rd December, 9.30am – First Sunday of Advent

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 26th November, 11.30am – Rosaleen Carr-Quinn, formerly Tully Village – Mass of Celebration of her life

Thomas and Mary Shaughnessy, Newbridge and their son, John; Liz and Mick Crehan, Lissavruggy, and their daughter, Mary.

Tim Kilcommins, Windfield 4th Anniversary & for all of the deceased members of the Kilcommins & Haverty families.

Wednesday 29th November, 7pm – John Heavey, Lissavruggy

Friday 1st December, 6.30pm – Frank Dowd, Ballythomas, Martin Dowd, St Brendan’s, and their parents, Patrick and Catherine Dowd, Ballythomas, and Bridget Fallon, St Brendan’s

Sunday 3rd December, 11.30 am – Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the ‘New Church.

  • Young Pioneer November Quiz now underway.  Open to all Young Pioneers in the Diocese of Elphin.  See https://creideamh.ie/ptaa_quiz/ for details.
  • Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative – Zoom Information Meetings introducing the Diocese of Elphin & Trócaire’s Lenten Youth Ambassador initiative take place this Monday and Thursday evening.  For details see: www.elphindiocese.ie/youth-ambassadors  All welcome.
  • Progressive 25 Card game continues every Monday night in Shiven Rovers club house at 8.30pm. Money prizes and refreshments served.  Next Monday night Nov. 27th Mass will be celebrated to remember all the deceased card players at 8pm, followed by the card game. 
  • St. Brendan’s Cake Sale Fundraiser – will be held in Ballygar (The old Courthouse) after 7.30pm Mass on the 2nd December and in Newbridge Hall after 11.30am Mass on the 3rd December.
  • Newbridge Artisan Christmas Fair – Art, Crafts, Gifts, Food and send your letter to Santa.  Newbridge Community Hall this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th from 11am to 6pm.  Find us on Facebook.
  • Newbridge / Ballinamore Bridge IFA –  Can the IFA members please submit their postal vote for the national election before the 8th of December please.
  • ALONE VolunteersWould you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People for 1 hour, once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested, please sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/ For more information, contact Helena on Helena.madden@alone.ie or on 086 0145829.
  • The next Foot Clinic is the 30th November in Ballygar Pharmacy.  Please call Deirdre 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 Monday 4th December, 2023 at 8pm.
  • Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network would like to thank everyone involved in the success of our Xmas market.  It was a fantastic community event and we’re already looking forward to next year’s market.  All proceeds raised will go towards our Walled Garden & Old Forge projects.
  • COFFEE MORNING: Galway Hospice Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Centre Mountbellew on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 4pm.  Christmas cards and decorations will also be on sale.  Your support is greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email Homeshareroscommon@gmail.com  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Anne Marie Lynch, Meath on winning €506.  Next week’s draw will be in Henry’s. 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 Tom & Claire, c/o Fallons Bar, Ballygar who won €555 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 November in Kennys.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €1,095.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection € 365.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €825.00

Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter 10/11/2023

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm – Kathleen Farrell and deceased family members of the Lennon and Farrell families.

Sunday 12th November, 10.30am – Gerry Holmes

Monday 13th November, 9.30am – Mary & Patrick Hughes and deceased Hughes family members

Tuesday 14th November, 7.30pm – Bridie & John Looby Anniversary

Thursday 16th November, 9.30am – All the Faithfull Departed

Friday 17th November, 7.30pm – Annie Teresa Lohan and deceased Lohan family members

Saturday 18th November, – Baptism

Saturday 18th November, 7.30pm – Nellie & Peter Raftery and deceased Fahy and Raftery family members

Sunday 19th November, 10.30am – Carmel O’Rourke Anniversary

Celebration for our Faithful Departed Through the month of November we remember, in a special way, our loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest. On Sunday, November 19th, at the 10:30am Mass, we will remember all from our parish who have gone to their eternal rest. After Mass there will be a short service in the cemetery and Fr Douglas will bless the graves.

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 12th November, 9.30sm – The Faithfull Departed

Sunday 19th November, 9.30am – Sonny Moore, Fr. Bertie, Fr. John Joe their parents Martin & Molly and Paddy Burke.

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 12th November, 11.30am – All Our Departed Loved Ones, especially those called home to God in the past year

Wednesday 15th November, 7pm – Juan Perez

Friday 17th November, 7pm – Jane and Larry Kelly, Mike Kelly and Lorcan Kelly

Saturday 18th November, 1pm – Mike Carty – Month’s Mind

Sunday 19th November, 11.30am – Sergii Demchenko – Memorial Mass

Celebration for our Faithful Departed – November is a special time to recall our deceased family, relatives and friends and pray for them.  The mass for our departed loved ones (especially those who went home to God in last year) is on Sunday 12th November at 11.30am.

Apostolic Workers – A visit by Apostolic Workers on the 18th and 19th November to the Parish.  There will be a display for what they do and an appeal for support.

  • Catechism Workshop – Knock Catechism/YouCat Workshop Our Lady’s Shrine Knock. Date: Saturday 11th November 2023. Spiritual Director: Bishop Emeritus Brendan Kelly. For details please contact: Máirín Ni Shuilleabhain 0877950325.
  • Young Pioneer November Quiz now underway.  Open to all Young Pioneers in the Diocese of Elphin.  See https://creideamh.ie/ptaa_quiz/ for details.
  • ALONE VolunteersWould you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People for 1 hour, once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested, please sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/ For more information, contact Helena on Helena.madden@alone.ie or on 086 0145829
  • Ballygar Carnival AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Ballygar Carnival will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 8:15pm in the Mattie McDonagh Centre. All are welcome to attend.
  • BNT Cloud 9 Youth Club – the new BNT Youth Club runs every Friday night from the Old Town Hall, Ballygar.  From 6.30 to 8pm this session is for 1st and 2nd years.  The second session from 8.30pm to 10pm for 3rd year onwards.  There is a €2 cover charge.  Why not come down for a look and start some new beginnings.
  • North Galway Vintage & Heritage GroupMega Autojumble takes place on Sunday November 12th starting at 9am in Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.  Up to 50 autojumble stands in attendance.  Catering provided on the day.
  • Mountbellew Christmas Market is twice the size and twice the fun this year with over 60 market stalls, festive food stalls, Santa’s post box, live music all day, and lots of games and prizes.11 – 5pm Sunday 19th November, Mountbellew Agricultural College Gym.
  • Smartphone guidebook 2nd edition now available to purchase in Ballygar Post Office. The book helps the reader learn how to use a smartphone. This new edition book contains over sixty pages of content and contains information on how to use GAA Go and Ticketmaster. 
  • Farmers: ACRES training courses will take place on Saturdays over the coming weeks. Any farmer currently in ACRES can attend this training. To book your place contact Gary on 087 3916789.
  • Moylough Tractor Run in aid of Moylough Defib Group takes place on Sunday 19th November. Entry €20. Register at 10am departing from Moylough Church at 12noon. Spot prizes to be won. For more information visit the Moylough Defibrillator Group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Moyloughdefib/ )
  • Book Launch – “The Dillions of Clonbrock” a history by Frank Gavin will be launched in Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe on Friday November 17th at 7pm All Welcome to attend.
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email Homeshareroscommon@gmail.com  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to his week’s winner Jimmy Farrell Cloonlyon on winning €501.  Next week’s draw will be in the Bridge bar 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 Paul & Catherine Conboy, Drinane who won €581 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 November in Morans.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €1,025.00,

Toghergar Offertory Collection

Newbridge Offertory Collection €984.60

Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter – 31st Sunday in Ordinary time 03/11/2023

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 4th November, 7.30pm – Francie Flynn

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

Monday 6th November, 9.30pm

Tuesday 7th November, 7.30pm – The Faithfull Departed

Thursday 9th November, 9.30am

Friday 10th November, 7.30pm – Joan Flanagan 2nd Anniversary

Saturday 11th November, 12noon – Dympna Galvin Months Mind

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm – Kathleen Farrell and deceased family members of the Lennon and Farrell families.

Sunday 12th November, 10.30am – Gerry Holmes

Celebration for our Faithful Departed Through the month of November we remember, in a special way, our loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest. On Sunday, November 19th, at the 10:30am Mass, we will remember all from our parish who have gone to their eternal rest. After Mass there will be a short service in the cemetery and Fr Douglas will bless the graves.

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 5th November, 9.30am – Tommy Kelly Anniversary

Sunday 12th November, 9.30sm – The Faithfull Departed

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 5th November, 11.30am – Michael Kelly, Rushestown and Dunboyne – Month’s Mind

Wednesday 8th November – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 10th November, 7pm – Jonathan Crehan, Tully – 2nd anniversary

Sunday 12th November, 11.30am – All Our Departed Loved Ones

  • Catechism Workshop – Knock Catechism/YouCat Workshop Our Lady’s Shrine Knock. Date: Saturday 11th November 2023. Spiritual Director: Bishop Emeritus Brendan Kelly. For details please contact: Máirín Ni Shuilleabhain 0877950325.
  • The Annual East Galway Cancer Care West Walk will – be held on Saturday November 11th at 10 am from Ahascragh to Ballinasloe. Sponsorship Cards and further details from 0876335479.All walkers welcome and donations can be made  on I Donate at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/Caltragaacancercarewest2023.  If you wish to leave your car in Ballinasloe, share with another driver or be in Ahascragh at 9.30am and we will help. All walkers welcome and all sponsorship cards to be returned.  Donations welcome.  Place your donation in an envelope and Cancer Care West will issue a receipt. 
  • Ballygar Carnival AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Ballygar Carnival will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 8:15pm in the Mattie McDonagh Centre. All are welcome to attend.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is November 9th. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 0909623430 to make an appointment.
  • Smartphone guidebook 2nd edition now available to purchase in Ballygar Post Office. The book helps the reader learn how to use a smartphone. This new edition book contains over sixty pages of content and contains information on how to use Gaa Go and Ticketmaster. 
  • Farmers: ACRES training courses will take place on Saturdays over the coming weeks. Any farmer currently in ACRES can attend this training. To book your place contact Gary on 087 3916789.
  • Moylough Tractor Run in aid of Moylough Defib Group takes place on Sunday 19th November. Entry €20. Register at 10am departing from Moylough Church at 12noon. Spot prizes to be won. For more information visit the Moylough Defibrillator Group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Moyloughdefib/ )
  • Caltra I. F. A.- A.G.M and presidential elections will take place in Sadies Lounge Caltra on Tuesday the 7th of November at 8.30 pm. It is important for all Caltra IF.A members to turn up on the night and have your voice heard. I.F.A will have a guest speaker on the night. New Members Welcome. 
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email Homeshareroscommon@gmail.com  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to Mike & Annmarie Shaughnessy on winning €527.Next week’s draw will be in Hughes Ballinamore Bridge.  Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week, 6 months and yearly envelopes available from committee members.  Thanks to the Tidy towns for doing the month of October & Killyan Sportsfield for doing the month of November.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Brian O’Donoghue, Ballyglunnin who won €653 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 November in Martins.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €925.00

Toghergar Offertory Collection €465.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €679.00

Received with thanks

Newsletter 27/10/2023

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 28th October, 7.30pm – Michael Boyle 1st Anniversary

Sunday 29th October, 10.30am – Gerry Duffy his brothers Seamus and Pat, sister Peggy Geraghty also remember Nora Flynn, Islandcase.

Monday 30th October, 10.30am

Tuesday 31st October,7.30pm – Vigil Mass

Wednesday 1st November, 10.30am – Mass for the feast of all Saints.

Thursday 2nd November, 10.30am – Feast of All Souls and the Geraghty Family, Kilmore.

Friday 3rd November, 7.30pm, – Deceased Brannelly Family, Drinane.

Saturday 4th November, 7.30pm – Francie Flynn

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

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 29th October, 9.30am – Patricia O’Brien

Wednesday 1st November, 9.30am – Feast of All Saints

Thursday 2nd November, 9.30am – Feast of All Souls.

Sunday 5th November, 9.30am – Tommy Kelly Anniversary

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 29th October, 11.30am – Larry and Mollie Hannon, Ballinacor; Pake and Katie Crehan and Noel Crehan, Killyan, Michael Fitzmaurice, Cloonlyon and Nora Byrne (née Crehan), Ballinasloe    

Wednesday 1st November, 7.00pm – Mass for the feast of all Saints.

Thursday 2nd November, 7.00pm – Mass for the Feast of all Souls.

Friday 3rd November, 7.00pm – Cam and Andrew Quinn and living and Deceased of the Quinn and Waldron families.

Sunday 5th November, 11.30am- Michael Kelly, Rushestown and Dunboyne – Months Mind.

November is a special time to recall our deceased family, relatives and friends and pray for them. The mass for our departed loved ones (especially those who went home to God in last year) is on Sunday 12th November 11.30 am.

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday 3rd November.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.

  • The Annual East Galway Cancer Care West Walk will – be held on Saturday November 11th at 10 am from Ahascragh to Ballinasloe .Sponsorship Cards and further details from 0876335479.All walkers welcome and donations can be made  on I Donate at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/Caltragaacancercarewest2023
  • Ballygar Carnival AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Ballygar Carnival will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 8:15pm in the Mattie McDonagh Centre. All are welcome to attend.
  • Active Retirement Meeting – The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 6th November at 8pm.
  • Private Home Help available in Ballygar areas and surrounding areas.  Contact 0906624964 after 6pm.
  • Kilkerrin Clonberne Gun Club Auction – will be held on Sunday 29th October in Mee’s, Kilkerrin beginning at 5.30pm.  Please support.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is November 9th. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 0909623430 to make an appointment.
  • Smartphone guidebook 2nd edition now available to purchase in Ballygar Post Office.The book helps the reader learn how to use a smartphone. This new edition book contains over sixty pages of content and contains information on how to use Gaa Go and Ticketmaster. 
  • Progressive 25 Card commences in Shiven Rovers Club House on Monday night next October 30th. at 8.30pm. Money prizes and refreshments served. Please support. 
  • Moylough Tractor Run in aid of Moylough Defib Group takes place on Sunday 19th November. Entry €20. Register at 10am departing from Moylough Church at 12noon. Spot prizes to be won. For more information visit the Moylough Defibrillator Group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Moyloughdefib/ )
  • Halloween BingoBingo takes place in Moylough Community Hall on Thursday 2nd   November at 8pm.
  • A Celebration of Biodiversity in Newbridge Hall on Friday, Nov 3rd at 7pm. An evening of information on biodiversity with experts on The Barn Owl Project, Bat habitats, Composting, Seed Saving, taking cuttings, honey tasting, schools nature displays and much more. All are welcome to this free event organised by Newbridge Tidy Towns with the support of Galway Rural Development. The night will be launched by Leas Cathaoirleach of the County and member of the Biodiversity Special Policy Committee Dr. Evelyn Parsons. Homemade treats and refreshments on the night. An enjoyable informative evening to be enjoyed.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to Tony McCormack on winning €546 in last week’s 50/50 . Draw this week changed to Shiven Inn.  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 Mairead Kelly, Ballinlass who won €589 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 28th October in An Tobar.
  • Short breaks Scheme: Would you be interested in providing home from home short breaks for children and adults who have an intellectual disability? Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Homeshare Roscommon are recruiting host carers.  Training and support provided. Tax exempt Allowances paid. For further information email Homeshareroscommon@gmail.com  or phone Catherine on 090 6628500 / 087 2126607.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €1005 Missions: €915

Toghergar Offertory Collection €365 Missions: €295

Newbridge Offertory Collection €794.85 Missions: €215.15

Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter – 29th Sunday in Ordinary time 20/10/2023

ST MARYS CHURCH

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm – Mary & John Kelly Anniversary

Sunday 22nd October, 10.30am – Mission Sunday

Monday 23rd October, 9.30am

Tuesday 24th October, 7.30pm

Thursday 26th October, 9.30am

Friday 27th October, 7.30pm – Kathleen Cleary

Saturday 28th October – Baptism

Saturday 28th October, 7.30pm – Michael Boyle 1st Anniversary

Sunday 29th October, 10.30am – Gerry Duffy his brothers Seamus and Pat, sister Peggy Geraghty

This weekend parishes worldwide celebrate World Mission Sunday.. Help right now. Donate €4.00 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. Alternatively donate at www.missio.ie or call Missio Ireland on 01 497 2035. To learn more go to www.missio.ie

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 22nd October, 9.30am – Tommy Lee and deceased family members of the Lee and Cormican families

Sunday 29th October, 9.30am – Patricia O’Brien

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 22nd October, 11.30am –   Ann Kelly, Gurteen – 21st anniversary,

Tom and Mary Hannigan – anniversaries    

Wednesday 25th October, 8pm

Friday, 27th October, 8.00 p.m. – Jackie Muldoon, Sr. Marcellina, John and Mary Ellen Muldoon, Cloonkeen and deceased members of the Muldoon family

Sunday 29th October, 11.30am – Larry and Mollie Hannon, Ballinacor; Pake and Katie Crehan and Noel Crehan, Killyan, Michael Fitzmaurice, Cloonlyon and Nora Byrne (née Crehan), Ballinasloe    

Please remember in your prayers, Liam Mulrooney, Hermitage may he rest in peace.         

November envelopes can now be collected from the sacristy.  Offertory boxes for 2023/2024 can all be collected from the sacristy.                                                                                               

  • St. Jerome once said, “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ”.  In order to increase our knowledge of Christ through Scripture, the diocese is organizing a 6-week course on the Gospel of Mark, which is the gospel for the next liturgical year.  It is not an academic course but will only help us understand the gospel at a spiritual level.  The course begins on 25th November at 7:30pm in the courthouse.  Interested participants should contact Fr. Douglas or Mary O’ Malley. Looking forward to engaging with you.
  • Ballygar Community Playschool – are having their annual Children’s Halloween disco on Friday 27th October, in Fallons Lounge between 6pm and 8pm.  Treats and raffle on the night please support, thank you.
  • Ballygar Hospice Support Group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning. Thanks to all the bakers and helpers especially the ty students of Coláiste Mhuire.  A total amount of €2300 was raised and has been forwarded to Galway Hospice. 
  • Ballygar Ladies Club – The October meeting will be held in the Courthouse on Thursday 26th October at 8pm. Guest speaker on the night. All ladies welcome. Admission €3.
  • The Annual East Galway Cancer Care West Walk will – be held on Saturday November 11th at 10 am from Ahascragh to Ballinasloe .Sponsorship Cards and further details from 0876335479.All walkers welcome and donations can be made  on I Donate at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/Caltragaacancercarewest2023
  • SafeTALK Training – SafeTALK Training will take place in Solas Family Resource Centre, Old School Building, Ballygar on Monday 23rd October 7pm-10.30pm.  This training is suitable for anyone over the age of 18, open to all in the community and free of charge.  Booking is essential as places are limited! Link to book:  https://bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr/e/ev-syf0-20231023190000 For further information please contact: darlene@breakingthrough.org or phone: 01 6060858 or locally contact Louise Holian 0877437443 if any questions or need help booking. 
  • Ballygar Truckin’ is Celebrating 10 Years and following on from the huge support we received for last year’s event, raising €30,000 for BNT Le Chéile and Friends of Oncology, Ballinasloe, we are delighted that this year’s fun filled event has been extended to 3 Days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, in Ballygar.We will be hosting a Truck & Tractor Run, Monster Auction, Vintage Display, with Bingo Loco, Declan Nerney, and Paul Kelly all live in the Mattie McDonagh Centre and there will be many more family fun activities happening throughout the weekend. This year, we have chosen to fundraise for: BNT Le Chéile and Roscommon Hospice. It is Ballygar Truckin’s aim to help raise vital funds to help both causes to continue the real and necessary care and support they provide to members of our community. If you require any further information relating to this event and ways to donate, please see our Social Media pages or contact any member of the committee.
  • Congratulations to all. A fantastic result in the Tidy Towns Competition for Ballygar with big jump of 16 points to a total of 345. Ballygar is now 4th in Category B in County Galway, with 19 towns/villages in this category in total. We had the 3rd highest increase in points in Co. Galway. It is fantastic that the work done over the last number of years has brought our points from 215 to 345 which is brilliant. Thank You and well done to the entire community. A massive thank you to the Tidy Towns volunteers who are out every week throughout the year and are involved in so much, there generosity is absolutely fantastic. Thanks also to the students of Coláiste Mhuire and Ballygar National School who get involved in so many of the tidy town projects and encourage our work. Thanks to the local Community Employment Scheme workers, TUS workers, Graveyard sub-committee, the Playground committee, the Men’s Shed Group, Galway County Council, Sunflower Montessori, Stepping Stones Play School, the local sports clubs, and all local voluntary organisations. Thanks to Pat, Frank Sarah and Joey at the Garda Station. A special thank you to all the residents and business owners who are working hard in maintaining their premises. Again Thank You all. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome new volunteers, we meet every Saturday morning at 11am at the Garda barracks (during summer months we meet on Wednesday evenings from 7pm). Again, many thanks to all.
  • Private Home Help available in Ballygar areas and surrounding areas.  Contact 0906624964 after 6pm.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Tony Mc Cormack Mountbellew winning €546.  Next week’s draw in The Thatch Bar 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 Maeve & Doireann Gilmore, Ballygar who won €612 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 21st October in The Thatch.

Ballygar Offertory Collection €965.00, Toghergar Offertory Collection €355.00

Newbridge Offertory Collection €1,250.36  Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter 28th Sunday in Ordinary time 13/10/2023

ST MARYS CHURCH

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 14th October, 7.30pm – Tom Kinsley Anniversary.  Also remember Robert Mockler, Tully whose anniversary occurs around this time.

Sunday 15th October, 10.30am – Mary & Pake Lohan and deceased members of the Lohan and Kelly families. 

Sunday 15th October, 2.30pm – Jubilee of Marriages

Monday 16th October, 9.30am

Tuesday 17th October, 7.30pm

Thursday 19th October, 9.30am

Friday 20th October, 7.30pm

Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm – Mary & John Kelly Anniversary

Sunday 22nd October, 10.30am – People of the Parish

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 15th October, 9.30am – Paddy O’Brien and deceased family members

Sunday 22nd October, 9.30am – Tommy Lee and deceased family members of the Lee and Cormican families

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 15th October, 11.30 am – Paddy and Mary Hynes, Tonacor  

Wednesday 18th October – No Mass in Newbridge

Friday 20th October, 8.00pm – Teresa and Jimmy Lyons, Curraghduff, Mary Flynn and deceased members of the Lyons, Collins and Flynn families

Sunday 22nd October, 11.30am –   Ann Kelly, Gurteen – 21st anniversary,

Tom and Mary Hannigan – anniversaries                                                                                                                    

Please pray for Dympna Galvin, MountMary, who died during the week, may she rest in peace.

  • St. Jerome once said, “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ”.  In order to increase our knowledge of Christ through Scripture, the diocese is organizing a 6-week course on the Gospel of Mark, which is the gospel for the next liturgical year.  It is not an academic course but will only help us understand the gospel at a spiritual level.  The course begins on 25th November at 7:30pm in the courthouse.  Interested participants should contact Fr. Douglas or Mary O’ Malley. Looking forward to engaging with you.
  • BNT Youth Club Cloud 9 – Your new youth club is up and running in the Old Town Hall every Friday night.  The 1st & 2nd year students time is from 6.30pm to 8pm and from 3rd year to 5th year 8.30pm – 10pm with a cover fee of €2.  Looking forward to seeing you.
  • Foot Clinic – in Ballygar Pharmacy is Thursday 19th October.  Call Deirdre on 086 361 2578. 
  • Building For Childrens Table quiz in Fallon’s bar on Friday 20th October at 8.30pm, Teams of 4 €10 per person.  Proceeds in aid of Building For Childrens upcoming project in Sebeta Blind School,Ethiopia.  Contact David Mulrooney 086 2485891 for any information.
  • Farmers – The final ACRES training courses will take place on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st of October. Any farmer currently in ACRES can attend this training. To book your place contact Gary on 087 3916789.
  • SafeTALK Training – will take place in Solas Family Resource Centre, Old School Building, Ballygar on Monday 23rd October 7pm-10.30pm.  SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and helps to recognise and engage with them before connecting them to suicide first aid resources.  Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the persons learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their community. This training is suitable for anyone over the age of 18, open to all in the community and free of charge. It’s not an easy topic but if we take the step to educate ourselves we might be able to make the difference in the lives of our family, friends, relatives. neighbors, teammates, colleagues, students, employees and our community.   Booking is essential as places are limited!
  • Ballygar Truckin’ is Celebrating 10 Years and following on from the huge support we received for last year’s event, raising €30,000 for BNT Le Chéile and Friends of Oncology, Ballinasloe, we are delighted that this year’s fun filled event has been extended to 3 Days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, in Ballygar.We will be hosting a Truck & Tractor Run, Monster Auction, Vintage Display, with Bingo Loco, Declan Nerney, and Paul Kelly all live in the Mattie McDonagh Centre and there will be many more family fun activities happening throughout the weekend. This year, we have chosen to fundraise for: BNT Le Chéile and Roscommon Hospice. It is Ballygar Truckin’s aim to help raise vital funds to help both causes to continue the real and necessary care and support they provide to members of our community. If you require any further information relating to this event and ways to donate, please see our Social Media pages or contact any member of the committee.
  • VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN – Mountbellew Vintage Club are organising a Tractor Run (VINTAGE TRACTORS ONLY) on Sunday October 15th. The Tractor Run is to raise funds for a number of people who are currently suffering with Parkinson’s disease. The Tractor Run will start from Ward’s of Ballyfa at 11 am. The route has yet to be finalised. Anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause can contact Fergal on 087-6725957 or Mike Joe on 086-1016748
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to this week’s winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Eileen Shaughnessy who won 540euro in last week’s For the month of October the 50/50 will be ran by Newbridge – Galway Tidy Towns.  We appreciate the support at Always.  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 Bernie Downey, Woodview, Ballygar who won €573 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 14th October in Hughes.

Parish Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €615.00,  

Toghergar Offertory Collection €310.00,

Newbridge Offertory Collection €600.00

 Received with thanks

BNT NEWSLETTER 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 29/09/2023

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

ST MARYS CHURCH

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 30th September, 7.30pm – Josephine Nolan 1st Anniversary.

Sunday 1st October, 10.30am – May Maguire O’Sullivan and Dan, son Hugh and all the members of the O’Sullivan and Maguire families.

Monday 2nd October.9.30am – John Joe Flynn, Mount Mary

Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm 

Wednesday 4th October, 7.30pm – Msgr. Michael Devine 92nd Birthday Mass

Thursday 5th October 9.30am

Friday 6th October 8pm.- Seamie Langan 1st Anniversary. {Please note change of Time.}

Saturday 7th October, 12pm – Rosaleen Kenny, Months Mind.

Saturday 7th October, 7.30pm – Margaret and Michael Hannon

Sunday 8st October, 10.30am

ST BRENDANS CHURCH

Sunday 1st October, 9.30am – Mary Margaret and Josie Larkin.

Sunday 8th October, 9.30am – Bridget and Andrew Killilea and deceased family members

ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Sunday 1st October, 11am – Mass for the Season of Creation         

Wednesday 4th October, 8pm

Friday 6th October, 7pm (Please note time change)

Sunday 8th October, 11.30am 

Sick and Housebound – Fr. Douglas to visit on Friday 6th October.  If you or a family member would like Fr. Douglas to visit, please call on 09-6624637.

  • Diocese of Elphin Jubilee of Marriages – Inviting all couples celebrating the Anniversary of their marriage, especially those marking their Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Anniversaries.  On Sunday 15th October at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be Mass followed by light refreshments for all in attendance.  Each couple celebrating an Anniversary will receive a certificate from Bishop Kevin, they are invited to register their details at www.elphindiocese.ie/jubilee2023.  For those who have no access to email, you can register your interest with Fr. Douglas on 090-6624637/089-2522120. 
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Meditate in Pink is an online Meditation course for National Breast Cancer Research.  Join Meditate in Pink for €25 and get 5 guided 30-minute mediations with Mary Lally, founder of 5 Elements Wellness, every Tuesday at 8pm in October.  100% of all monies raised goes to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. All you need is Wi-Fi and something pink to wear.  This meditation series is suited for all levels from beginners to those more experienced.  Go to https://breastcancerresearch.ie/events, click on Meditate In Pink to register.
  • Active Retirement Meeting -The monthly meeting of Mountbellew and District Active Retirement will be held in the Pastoral Centre Mountbellew on Monday 2nd October at 8pm. All new members welcome
  • FREE Introduction to Computers (basic computers + internet skills), Tuesdays 4.00-6.00pm for 7 weeks.  To book your place contact Bernie 085 2521 200 or Rachel 086 075 3098.
  • Coláiste Mhuire on RTE1 Mass – Sunday 8th October – Coláiste Mhuire has been invited to participate in the RTE1 mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 8th October. Bishop Kevin Doran will celebrate the mass with contributions from the Coláiste Mhuire Choir and members of the school community.  
  • Adult Healthcare Support and Special Needs Assistant Course – Coláiste Mhuire Ballygar currently a Carers Course that includes Special Needs Assisting.  The carers course is QQI Certified Level 5 and the SNA course is Level 6. The course will run from September to May, taking place each day from 9.40am to 1.15pm.  For information or an application form, please contact the school at 090 6624740 or visit www.colaistemhuire.org 
  • Ballygar Truckin’ is Celebrating 10 Years and following on from the huge support we received for last year’s event, raising €30,000 for BNT Le Chéile and Friends of Oncology, Ballinasloe, we are delighted that this year’s fun filled event has been extended to 3 Days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, in Ballygar.We will be hosting a Truck & Tractor Run, Monster Auction, Vintage Display, with Bingo Loco, Declan Nerney, and Paul Kelly all live in the Mattie McDonagh Centre and there will be many more family fun activities happening throughout the weekend. This year, we have chosen to fundraise for: BNT Le Chéile and Roscommon Hospice. It is Ballygar Truckin’s aim to help raise vital funds to help both causes to continue the real and necessary care and support they provide to members of our community.If you require any further information relating to this event and ways to donate, please see our Social Media pages or contact any member of the committee.
  • Fit Up Theatre Festival for Newbridge Hall – Resurrecting the tradition of the touring ‘Fit Up’ plays of the 50’s, Three Rings Theatre group are bringing 3 weeks of professional Theatre to rural communities.  Newbridge Hall will host three plays over 3 weeks starting on Wednesday Sept 27th at 8pm with a comedy called ‘The Parish’ with actors Michael Ryan and Sean Kellegher.  Week 2, Wed, Oct 4th sees ‘The Gombeen’ featuring Niamh Mc Grath and week 3 on Wed Oct 11th called ‘Wake’ performed by Irene Kellegher.  Further information and booking at 087 9677732 / 087 2372820. 
  • Learn to Play Bridge – Bridge is for all ages, stimulates the brain and is a lifelong pursuit.  Classes can be organised if there is sufficient interest.  Mountbellew members play on Thursday nights in HRC and new members welcome.  Further information from 087-644-8546.
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 5th October. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to Oisin Finnegan on winning €903.  Next week’s draw in the Shiven Inn Newbridge. Guaranteed €1000 to the winner next week.  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 Damien Soul, High St., Ballygar who won €611 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 30th September in Fallons.

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €845.00,  Toghergar Offertory Collection €360.00,

Newbridge Offertory Collection €710.00

 Received with thanks

BNT Newsletter 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 22/09/2023

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

The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637,

 email: bntparishnewsetter@gmail.com

BALLYGAR CHURCH

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm – Martin & Delia Glesson

Sunday 24th September, 10.30am – Angela Keane and her son Barry.

Monday 25th September, 9.30am

Tuesday 26th September, 7.30pm

Thursday 28th September, 9.30am

Friday 29th September, 7.30pm

Saturday 30th September- Marriage

Saturday 30th September, 7.30pm – Josephine Nolan 1st Anniversary.

Sunday 1st October, 10.30am – May Maguire Sullivan and Dan, son Hugh and all the members of the Sullivan and Maguire families.

TOGHERGAR CHURCH

Sunday 24th September, 9.30am – Padraic Kinsella 2nd Anniversary.

Sunday 1st October, 9.30am – Mary Margaret and Josie Larkin.

NEWBRIDGE CHURCH

Sunday, 24th September, 11.30am –  Séamus Farrell and his mother, Mary, Ballaghlea;

Tommie & Agnes Crehan, Cloonshivna, & deceased members of the Crehan and Finneran families;

Mary Gavin (née Dowd), Tully Village; Cathy Dillon (née Naughton), Galway.

Wednesday 27th September, 8pm

Thursday 28th September, 8pm – Martie Healy 1st Anniversary

Friday 29th September, 8pm – Tom and Bridget Hynes, Killyan and their daughter Margaret from Birmingham

Sunday 1st October, 11am – Mass for the Season of Creation           

  • Youth Retreat – The next Youth 2000 retreat will take place on Lough Derg on the 29th Sept – 1st Oct (ages 16 – 35).  Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today! Meals WILL be provided for. Cost: €40 per person. More information about the retreat and link to book and pay youth2000.ie/ulster-regional-retreat2023/
  • Diocese of Elphin Jubilee of Marriages – Inviting all couples celebrating the Anniversary of their marriage, especially those marking their Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Anniversaries.  On Sunday 15th October at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Ballygar there will be Mass followed by light refreshments for all in attendance.  Each couple celebrating an Anniversary will receive a certificate from Bishop Kevin, they are invited to register their details at www.elphindiocese.ie/jubilee2023.  For those who have no access to email, you can register your interest with Fr. Douglas on 090-6624637/089-2522120. 
  • FREE Introduction to Computers (basic computers + internet skills), Tuesdays 4.00-6.00pm for 7 weeks.  To book your place contact Bernie 085 2521 200 or Rachel 086 075 3098.
  • Ballygar Ladies Club will return on Thursday 28th September @ 8pm in the Courthouse.  All ladies welcome.
  • Ballygar Hospice Coffee morning takes place in the Courthouse on Friday 29th September from 10am to 2pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
  • Ballinamore Bridge Heritage Group cordially invite you to the unveiling of the memorial plaque to four local boys who tragically drowned in 1904. The unveiling takes place on the 24th of September at 3.00 PM in the car park. 
  • MOUNTBELLEW VINTAGE CLUB SHOW CANCELLED. Unfortunately the Vintage Show has been cancelled for this year. We hope to see you all next year.
  • Adult Healthcare Support and Special Needs Assistant Course – Coláiste Mhuire Ballygar currently a Carers Course that includes Special Needs Assisting.  The carers course is QQI Certified Level 5 and the SNA course is Level 6. The course will run from September to May, taking place each day from 9.40am to 1.15pm.  For information or an application form, please contact the school at 090 6624740 or visit www.colaistemhuire.org 
  • Ballygar Truckin’ is Celebrating 10 Years and following on from the huge support we received for last year’s event, raising €30,000 for BNT Le Chéile and Friends of Oncology, Ballinasloe, we are delighted that this year’s fun filled event has been extended to 3 Days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October, in Ballygar.We will be hosting a Truck & Tractor Run, Monster Auction, Vintage Display, with Bingo Loco, Declan Nerney, and Paul Kelly all live in the Mattie McDonagh Centre and there will be many more family fun activities happening throughout the weekend. This year, we have chosen to fundraise for: BNT Le Chéile and Roscommon Hospice. It is Ballygar Truckin’s aim to help raise vital funds to help both causes to continue the real and necessary care and support they provide to members of our community.If you require any further information relating to this event and ways to donate, please see our Social Media pages or contact any member of the committee.
  • Fit Up Theatre Festival for Newbridge Hall – Resurrecting the tradition of the touring ‘Fit Up’ plays of the 50’s, Three Rings Theatre group are bringing 3 weeks of professional Theatre to rural communities. Newbridge Hall will host three plays over 3 weeks starting on Wednesday Sept 27th at 8pm with a comedy called ‘The Parish’ with actors Michael Ryan and Sean Kellegher. Week 2, Wed, Oct 4th sees ‘The Gombeen’ featuring Niamh Mc Grath and week 3 on Wed Oct 11th called ‘Wake’ performed by Irene Kellegher. Further information and booking at 087 9677732 / 087 2372820. 
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 5th October. Call Deirdre 086 361 2578 or 09096 23430.
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 drawCongratulations to Ursula Duggan, Mountbellew on winning €868. Next week’s draw in Hughes bar Ballinamore Bridge. 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 10th Year Anniversary – Congratulations to Eileen Kelly, Newbridge 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 23rd September in Morans

Bank Details – anyone wishing to Contribute by Direct Debit please use the following:

Ballygar Church – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 90370130537474

Newbridge Church – IBAN: IE87 BOFI 90370155385307

Toghergar Church: IBAN: IE41 BOFI 90370192573219

Priests Collection – IBAN: IE10 BOFI 90370172690426

Ballygar Offertory Collection €925.00,

Toghergar Offertory Collection €340.00,

Newbridge Offertory Collection €950.00

 Received with thanks