Newsletter

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2nd Sunday in Easter 22/04/2022

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

BALLYGAR CHURCH

2nd Week of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday

Saturday 23rd April 7.30pm – Annie & Mick Killilea and son Micheal.

Sunday 24th April 10.30am – Divine Mercy Sunday

Tuesday 26th April 7.30pm –

Friday 29th April 7.30pm – Patrick and Kathleen Cuffe, son Jimmy and Maureen Connell

Saturday 30th April 12pm – Bredge Murphy Months Mind

Saturday 30th April 7.30pm – Leo Flynn and deceased family members

Sunday 1st May 10.30am – People of the Parish

Monday 2nd May 9.30am

Tuesday 3rd May 7.30pm – Pake and Mary Lohan

Thursday 5th Mary 9.30am –

Friday 6th May 7.30pm – Katie and Pake Mannion and deceased family members

Saturday 7th May 7.30pm – Tom Nolan, Ruane

Sunday 8th Mary 10.30am – People of the Parish

TOGHERGAR CHURCH

Sunday 24th April 9.30am – Teresa & Paddy Hannon and deceased family members of the Quinn and Hannon families

Sunday 1st May 9.30am – Dolly and Martin Heavey, Pake Heavey, John and Bridie and deceased family members of the Heavey and Fallon Families

Sunday 8th Mary 9.30am – Katie and Mike Quinn and deceased family members

NEWBRIDGE CHURCH

Sunday 24th April 11.00 am – Bob Cunningham, Newbridge; Laurence Murray, Kilclough.

Wednesday 27th April – No Mass

Friday 29th April, 8 pm – Brigid, Pake and Gerard Noone, Rookhill

Sunday 1st May 11.30 am – Tom and Annie Clarke, Toomard;

Patrick Connolly, Creeveroe; Helena Hynes Greally, Tonacor and Killyan

Pakie and Julie Kenny, Larry and Bridget Kenny, Rushestown;

Mike and Evelyn Kilcommins, Nora Kilcommins, Tim Kilcommins, Lisquell West;

Wednesday 4th May 8pm –

Friday 6th May 8pm –

Sunday 8th May 11.30 am – Jimmy Lyons, Curraghduff;

Frank Kelly, Cloughbrack, and deceased members of Kelly and Quinn families.

Please remember in your prayers Michael Anthony Kelly, Ballygar and Dom Kevin Daly, Cistercian Community and Katie Moran, Athenry may they rest in peace.

The priest of the Parish would like to sincerely thank all that contributed to the Easter collection for the Priests. 

  • Trocaire 2022 – reminder that all Trocaire boxes to be returned as soon as possible.
  • Galway Centre for Independent Living – have being supply caring/assisting services to older persons and to persons with disabilities since 1994.  Due to an increased demand for our services in homecare and our personal assistance service to people with disabilities we are not recruiting in your area.  If you have QQI Healthcare Award and experience we offer €14.50 per hour.  Please forward CV to vacancies@gcil.ie or contact Ann on 091-77-3910
  • Parent & Toddler Group – is on every Tuesday at 11am till 1pm in The Old School, The Square, Ballygar.  Pop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa.  Everyone is welcome and looking forward to seeing you all again.
  • The Friday Dinner club is up and running in the Old School, The Square, Ballygar.  This is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Friday afternoon in good company and good food.  Please contact 090-6624034 for further details.
  • Community Knitting and Sewing group is up and running.  We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm in the Old School, The Square.  Contact Ann on 085-873-6421 for more information.  All welcome.
  • Shiven Rovers Car Boot Sale – Car Boot Sale in Shiven Rovers Grounds Eircode H53NP70 on Sunday May 1st. and continues on the first Sunday of  every month.  Admission is Free. Gates open at 8am to start at 10am until 1pm. €10 car €15 van/trailer includes a free tea/coffee.  Vans with second hand tools/chainsaws and other petrol powered tools are not allowed.
  • Newbridge 50/50 –Congratulations to this weeks winner of the 50/50 draw  Alan Carty Toomard who won€501& the prepaid envelope winner Evelyn Cunningham €100&  Easter winner Una & Eamonn Crehan. Next weeks draw is in the Thatch Bar Ballygar.

This month fund going to installing a defibrillator in the village of Newbridge.  So there will be 2 defibrillators in the parish -one at Shiven Rovers servicing Killyan Sportsfield, Shiven Rovers and nearby area and one in the village of Newbridge.

If you have notices for the newsletter please send to bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com before Wednesday at 12pm.  Currently the newsletter is every 2nd week.

Palm Sunday 13/04/2022

Ballygar masses can be accessed via the internet on churchtvballygar.ie or via the radio on 105.4fm.
BALLYGAR CHURCH
Palm Sunday
Saturday 9th April 7.30pm – Mattie McDonagh
Sunday 10th April 10.30am – People of the Parish
Tuesday 12th April 7.30pm –
Holy Thursday 14th April 7.30pm
Good Friday 15th April 3pm
Holy Saturday 16th April 9pm – Please remember Denny Doyle
Easter Sunday 17th April 10.30am – People of the Parish
Friday 22nd 7.30pm – Annie Mannion Gately
Saturday 23rd April 7.30pm – Annie & Mick Killilea and son Micheal.
Sunday 24th April 10.30am – Divine Mercy Sunday
THE EASTER OFFERING CARDS HAVE A PRINTING ERROR FOR MASS TIMES ON EASTER SUNDAY. MASS TIMES ARE AT THE USUAL, TOGHERGAR 9.30AM, BALLYGAR 10.30AM AND NEWBRIDGE 11.30AM. ALSO FOR NEWBRIDGE CHRUCH HOLY THURSDAY MASS IS A 8PM.

TOGHERGAR CHURCH
Sunday 10th April 9.30am – Delia and Josie Carty
Good Friday 15th April 7pm – Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday 17th April 9.30am
Sunday 24th April 9.30am – Teresa & Paddy Hannon and deceased family members of the Quinn and Hannon families

NEWBRIDGE CHURCH
Sunday 10th April 11.30 am – Patrick and Tommie Kelly, Gunnode, and deceased family members; John Kelly, Ballinasloe; Lohan Family, Killyan; Delia and Pake Kerrigan, Killyan, and deceased family members; John and Mary Reilly, Tonacor; Mary Murray Toomard, baby Carmel Murray Toomard, Pat and Winnie Murray; Tommy Murray, Killyan Mountain; Mary McDavitt (nee Murray) Killyan Mountain and Surrey and all deceased family members.
Wednesday 13th April 8.00 pm. –
Holy Thursday 14th April 8.00 pm – Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday 15th April 3.00 pm – Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday16th April 8.30 pm. – The Easter Vigil
Sunday 17th April 11.30 am. – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Wednesday 20th April 8.00 pm
Friday 22nd April 8.00 pm
Sunday 24th April 11.30 a.m. – Special Intention.
Welcome – We welcome all people to Mass and a special welcome to our American visitors on 24th April at 11.30am Mass.
Sick and housebound – Fr. Michael will carry out his Easter visit on Wednesday the 13th of April morning and afternoon. If you would like to receive a visit, please ring 090-662-4637 mornings please.
Ukraine Appeal – a heartfelt thank you to the people of the parish who contributed to this appeal. To date €2,473.85 has been collected. Donations are still welcomed through the Church, thank you.
Trocaire 2022 – all Trocaire to be returned by Holy Thursday 14th April to the Churches, thank you.
Offertory Envelopes – can all outstanding envelopes please be returned and thank you to those that have returned theirs.
Easter Envelopes – to be distributed during the coming week.
Galway Centre for Independent Living – have being supply caring/assisting services to older persons and to persons with disabilities since 1994. Due to an increased demand for our services in homecare and our personal assistance service to people with disabilities we are not recruiting in your area. If you have QQI Healthcare Award and experience we offer €14.50 per hour. Please forward CV to vacancies@gcil.ie or contact Ann on 091-77-3910
Parent & Toddler Group – is returning next Tuesday the 29th March at 11am till 1pm in The Old School, The Square, Ballygar. Pop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa. Everyone is welcome and looking forward to seeing you all again.
The Friday Dinner club is up and running in the Old School, The Square, Ballygar. This is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Friday afternoon in good company and good food. Please contact 090-6624034 for further details.
Community Knitting and Sewing group is up and running. We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm in the Old School, The Square. Contact Ann on 085-873-6421 for more information. All welcome.
Newbridge 50/50 – Congratulations to Chris Murphy& Bobby Carty on winning €455 in this weeks draw. Next weeks draw will be in Hughes Ballinamore. This month fund going to installing a defibrillator in the village of Newbridge. So there will be 2 defibrillators in the parish -one at Shiven Rovers servicing Killyan Sportsfield, Shiven Rovers and nearby area and one in the village of Newbridge. Extra prizes added for Easter ,€100 for all prepaids and an extra prize of €100.Thank you for your support.Thanks to the Nature Trail for doing the 50/50 during the month of March and Killyan Sportsfield doing it in April. Next month fund going to installing a defibrillator in the village of Newbridge. So there will be 2 defibrillators in the parish -one at Shiven Rovers servicing Killyan Sportsfield, Shiven Rovers and nearby area and one in the village of Newbridge

A SPECIAL WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS TO THE PARISH AND WISHING ALL A VERY HAPPY EASTER.

If you have notices for the newsletter please send to bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com before Wednesday at 12pm. Currently the newsletter is every 2nd week.

Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Lent 11/03/2022

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

 BALLYGAR CHURCH

 2nd Sunday of Lent

Saturday 12th March 7.30pm – Mattie Mulrooney and deceased family members

Sunday 13th March 10.30am – People of the Parish

Tuesday 15th March 7.30pm – Patrick, Mary and Agnes Martin

Wednesday 16th March 7.30pm – Vigil Mass

Thursday 17th March 10.30am – St. Patricks Day

Friday 18th March 7.30pm –

Saturday 19th March 7.30pm – Mary Moran and daughter Helen. 

Also remember Joan Hernan

Sunday 20th March 10.30am – People of the Parish

Tuesday 22th March 7.30pm – Tom Coleman

Friday 25th March 11am – Confirmation

Friday 25th March 3pm – Confirmation

Friday 25th March 7.30pm – Nonie Healy 1st Anniversary

Saturday 26th March 7.30pm – Chris Murray 1st Anniversary

Sunday 27th March 10.30am – People of the Parish MOTHERS DAY

Confirmation children from Ballygar NS will be reading at weekend mass, during the coming weeks.

TOGHERGAR CHURCH

Sunday 13th March 9.30am

Thursday 17th March 9.30am

Sunday 20th March 9.30am – Ellen & Patrick Lohan, Gerard, Mary, son in laws Michael & Jimmy.

Sunday 27th March 9.30am – Mamie and John Mannion, Ballinamore Bridge

NEWBRIDGE CHURCH

Sunday 13th March 11.30am – Mel and Mary Gavin, Boherbannagh

Jack and Kathleen Gavin,

Jack and Bridget McLoughlin,

Mary Bruen (née Gavin), Castlerea

Delia and John James Crehan, Windfield, and their daughter-in-law, Geraldine Crehan, Jimmy Leonard, Manchester

Wednesday 16th March 7pm –

Thursday 17th March 11.30am – Feast of St. Patrick

Friday 18th March 7pm –

Sunday 20th March 11.30am – Mary and Michael Killilea, Lisquell West

Martin and Bridget Conlon and deceased family members

Sunday 20th March 11.30am – Maureen Nash (née Lohan), Kilchreest; Kitty Carr, Cloonshivna; Paddy Barnicle, Mayo Abbey

Wednesday 23rd March 7pm –

Friday 25th March 7pm –

Sunday 27th March 11.30am –  Kitty Finneran (née Heneghan), Killyan

John Joe Crehan, Tansy Village; Mary and Pake Burke, Rushestown

Wednesday 30th March 7pm –

Friday 1st April 7pm

Sunday 3rd April 11.30am

Trocaire 2022 – Trocaire boxes are available in the churches to take home.  Give to Trocaire this Lent and let your love travel thousands of kilometres to help families in Zimbabwe have the chance to build a better tomorrow.

The Friday Dinner club is up and running in the Old School, The Square, Ballygar.  This is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Friday afternoon in good company and good food.  Please contact 090-6624034 for further details.

Community Knitting and Sewing group is up and running.  We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm in the Old School, The Square.  Contact Ann on 085-873-6421 for more information.  All welcome.

Caltra Drame Group – BACK FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY PROCEEDS IN AID OF PEOPLE OF UKRAINE: WEDNESDAY 16TH March @8.30pm  a 3 act comedy “Butterfield cross” in Caltra Community centre.          

An Taisce National Spring Clean 2022

Ballygar Tidy Towns will coordinate the An Taisce National Spring Clean-up 2022. The clean-up will take place on Saturday, March 26th. All volunteers are asked to meet at the Garda Barracks, Ballygar at 11am to collect pickers, bags and gloves. Clean-ups of specific areas/townlands can also be organised before or after the 26th. Just contact Ballygar Tidy Towns for bags, gloves and pickers. Many thanks

St. Patrick’s Weekend Concert – Friday, March 18th, 2022

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend, D’Bize Irish Music group will return to Ballygar to perform in concert. This will take place on Friday, March 18th, 2022. There will be music and dance at the bandstand at 7:45pm followed by a free concert in the courthouse at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. Contact members of Ballygar Tidy Towns committee for more information.

Thursday March 17th St Patricks Day Parade Mountbellew 12 noon

Float entry forms available @ Henrys Bar

Grand Marshalls will be The Mountbellew/Moylough Senior Football Champions.

Fri 18th March Mountbellew Community Art Exhibition and ‘Talks on Walks’ at the Ag College Sports Hall 11am-4pm

Submissions Call for local Art, Photography and Poetry. For more info email stpatricksdaymountbellew@gmail.com

‘Talks about Walks’ from 12.30pm showcasing local walks, historical sites, unique natural environs around Mountbellew

Ballaghlea N.S. will hold an enrolment evening for parents only at the school on Wednesday 30th March at 7.00pm. 

Windfield NS is now enroling pupils for the school year 2022 -2023. Please contact the school phone number on 086 8399632  or email on info@windfieldns.ie.

Congratulations to Fr Louis Lohan winner of the Newbridge Action Committee weekly 50/50 draw €505. Next week’s draw will be in Mullins mountbellew. 

Thank you for your support. Yearly and half yearly envelopes available from committee. Nature trail are the group doing the draw this month.

If you have notices for the newsletter please send to bntparishnewsletter@gmail.com before Wednesday at 12pm.

Parish Newsletter 24/02/2022

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

Ballygar Church
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 26th 7.30pm – Tess & Christy Byrne
Sunday 27th 10.30am – People of the Parish
Tuesday 1st March 7.30pm –
Wednesday 2nd 9.30am – Ash Wednesday
Friday 4th March 7.30pm
Saturday 5th March 7.30pm – Art O’Keeffe
Sunday 6th March 10.30am – People of the Parish
Tuesday 8th March 7.30pm
Friday 11th March 7.30pm
Saturday 12th March 7.30pm – Mattie Mulrooney and deceased family members
Sunday 13th March 10.30am – People of the Parish

Fr. Michael will visit the sick and housebound on Friday 4th March in the morning and afternoon. Please contact the house on 090-6624637 during morning if you would like to receive a visit.

Confirmation will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar on Friday 25th March, 2022.

Confirmation children from Ballygar NS will be reading at weekend mass, during the coming weeks.

Toghergar Church
Sunday 27th February 9.30am
Wednesday 2nd March 7.00pm – Ash Wednesday
Sunday 6th March 9.30am – Brid Mitchell
Sunday 13th March 9.30am

Newbridge Church
Sunday 27th February 11.30am – Nora and Thomas Lyons; Jimmy and Teresa Lyons; Tom and Ann Lyons;
Helen Sexton (née Dowd), Cloonshivna and New Jersey – 1st anniversary
Wednesday 2nd March 7.00pm – Ash Wednesday
Friday 4th March 7.00pm – Mary Crehan, Woodbrook – Month’s Mind
Sunday 6th March 11.30am – Joan Staunton (née Bracken), Roscommon
Wednesday 9th March 7.00pm
Friday 11th March 7.00pm – Seamus Burke, Summerhill and Mountbellew, Month’s Mind
Sunday 13th March 11.30am – Mel and Mary Gavin, Boherbannagh, and deceased family members;
Delia and John James Crehan, Windfield, and their daughter-in-law, Geraldine Crehan

Please remember in your prayers, John Joe Breslin, Galway brother of Fr. Michael Breslin. Teresa Nolan, Longford wife of Padraig Nolan Muckinagh.

The Friday Dinner club is up and running in the Old School, The Square, Ballygar. This is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Friday afternoon in good company and good food. Please contact 090-6624034 for further details.

Car Boot Sale in Shiven Rovers Grounds Eircode H53NP70 on the first Sunday of every month starting Sunday 6th. March. Gates open at 9am to start at 10am until 1pm. €10 car €15 van/trailer includes a free tea/coffee. €2 admission fee includes a free tea/coffee. Vans with second hand tools/chainsaws and other petrol powered tools are not allowed. Enquiries Niall 087 2862470 and Chris 087 6357128.

Toghergar Choir group would like to invite anybody interested in joining our choir to come to a rehearsal in the church on Saturday 26th of February at 8pm. All are welcome.

Congratulations to Josephine Raftery winner of the Newbridge Action Committee weekly 50/50 draw €514. Next week’s draw will be in bridge bar mountbellew. Thank you for your support. Yearly and half yearly envelopes available from committee

Windfield NS is now enroling pupils for the school year 2022 -2023. Please contact the school phone number on 086 8399632 or email on info@windfieldns.ie.

Ballaghlea N.S. will hold an enrolment evening for parents only at the school on Wednesday 30th March at 7.00pm.