Parish Newsletter

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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

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