Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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The Parochial House telephone number is 090-6624637.
3rd Sunday of Lent
Saturday 11th March, 7.30pm – Phyllis & Seamie Flynn and deceased family members
Sunday 12th March, 10.30am – People of the Parish
Monday 13th March, 9.30am
Tuesday 14th March, 7.30pm
Thursday 16th March, 7.30pm – Vigil Mass
Friday 17th March, 10.30am – St. Patricks Day
Saturday 18th March, 1pm – Bridget Mongan Months Mind
Saturday 18th March, 7.30pm – Mattie Mulrooney & deceased family members, we also remember Joan Hernan whose anniversary is at this time
Sunday 19th March, 10.30am – Mother’s Day, People of the Parish

Adoration– during the month of March there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, every Friday at 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar.
Adult Confirmation – any adults who wish to be confirmed in our Parish, please contact Fr. Douglas or call the Parochial House within the next month 090-6624637.

Sunday 12th March, 9.30am – Brid Mitchell Anniversary
Friday 17th March, 9.30am – St. Patricks Day
Sunday 19th March, 9.30am – Mamie & Johnny Mannion, Ballinamore Bridge

Sunday 12th March, 11.30 am – Visit of Bishop Kopacz from Jackson, Mississippi
Wednesday 15th March, 7pm
Friday 17th March, 11.30am – St. Patrick’s Day Sunday,
Sunday 19th March 11.30am – Maureen Nash (née Lohan), Lisquell and Loughrea;
Delia and Pake Kerrigan, Killyan, and deceased family members, especially Matt Lohan, Clooncunore and New York, who died recently.
Peter & Andy Conheeney and deceased family members
CONFIRMATION IN NEWBRIDGE CHRUCH – will be celebrated on Tuesday 28th March, at 11am.

• Ballygar Library – Opens every Wednesday from 10am to 1.30pm and 2pm till 4pm and every Friday 2pm to 6.30pm. Call in and get the latest edition of your favourite author, if not there our wonderful Librarian Mary, can order it in for you. Also a large section of books for children from babies to teens!
• Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar-75th Anniversary Book – We would greatly appreciate if you could forward us your memories of your schooldays in Coláiste Mhuire. If you have any old photos of school tours, sports events, music events, homework copies, school reports or school memories that you would be willing to share we would be very grateful. We would also welcome the submission of articles recounting your memories. They can be dropped into our school office or sent in on Facebook or sent by email to
• The Galway County Ploughing Match – hosted by the Kilconnell Ploughing Association will be held on the lands of Father Paddy Mockler by his kind permission on Sunday 19th March 2023. The venue is on Stubble ground at Killian, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Eircode H53 VF50. Loy competitors are welcome. On Saturday the 18th March 2023 at the same venue the Galway County Ploughing Association will hold a novice match, this competition is open to competitors between 16 and 35 years of age. Entrants of 16 years must have a tractor licence which must be presented on the day. This event is for those who have never ploughed competitively. All entries for both competitions to the County Secretary Bridget Higgins on 0872287108 and Assistant County Secretary Mairead Kelly on 0877776070 by Wednesday 15th March 2023. Ploughing will commence at 12 noon at both events.
• Shiven Rovers registration night – for the upcoming season will take place on Tuesday 14th March from 7pm to 9pm in the Clubhouse. Child being registered must also attend to sign the registration form. We would urge all to register on the night and before the leagues kick off to avoid any disappointment. Looking forward to a new season and wishing all the players and their respective teams the best of luck this year. Registration fees are as follows €40 for 1 child €80 for 2 children and €100 for 3 or more.
• Ballygar Hurling Club Victory Celebration Dinner Dance – is taking place on Saturday, 18th March in the Mattie McDonagh Centre. We are holding a final Ticket Sale Evening on Saturday, 11th March from 8 to 9pm in the Social Services Centre. If you can’t make it to the above, please contact any of the following for tickets: Paul Mahony: 083 4155218, Eric Walsh: 087 7508190, Enda Fitzmaurice: 087 2043740, Ronan Muldoon: 087 0962915. We are looking forward to celebrating a historic 2022.
• Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw – Congratulations to Dom Doyle on winning €405.Next week’s draw in Hughes Ballinamore bridge. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week.
• Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Senan, Noah, Adam, Elia & Rachael, Boughill, Ballyforan who won €512 in this week’s St Brendan’s Ladies Football Club & Ballygar Tidy Towns 50/50 Draw. Thanks to all who are supporting the draw and all the businesses who are selling the tickets. Next week’s draw + St Patrick’s Day Hamper on Saturday 11th March in Martins.

Ballygar Diocesan Needs €400.00/Offertory Collection €935.00
Toghergar Diocesan Needs €110.00/ Offertory Collection €380.00
Newbridge Diocesan Needs €221.00/Offertory Collection €1,037.00
Received with thanks.