Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 16th July, 7.30am – Frank Pettit Anniversary
Sunday 17th July, 10.30am – People of the Parish
Monday 18th July, 9.30am
Thursday 21st July, 9.30am
Friday 22nd July, 7.30pm – Joe Galvin Anniversary
Saturday 23rd July, 7.30pm – John Dervan
Sunday 24th July, 10.30am – People of the Parish
Monday 25th July, 9.30am
Tuesday 26th July, 7.30pm – James & Bridget Naughton, Cloonruff.
Friday 29th July, 7.30pm – Mena & Paddy Egan & Sr. Maureen
Saturday 30th July, 7.30pm – Kevin Nolan Anniversary
Sunday 31st July, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Sunday 17th July, 9.30am – Mary Kilcommons Bornacurra
Sunday 24th July, 9.30am – Bernard Loughnane and deceased family members
Sunday 31st July, 9.30am – Maureen Hughes

Sunday 17th July, 11.30 am – Paddy Crehan, Mark and Mary Ellen Crehan, Martie Crehan, Cappagh; Michael Cunningham, Newbridge; Mark Cunningham, Newbridge and California.
Wednesday 20th July, 8.00 pm
Friday 22nd July, 8.00 pm – Johnnie and Nora McNerney, Cloughbrack
Sunday 24th July World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, 11.30 am – Andy and Bea Muldoon, Cloonkeen
Wednesday 27th July, 8.00 pm.
Friday 29th July, 8.00 pm – Thomas and Bridget Crehan, Curraghduff
Sunday 31st July, 11.30 am – Pake and Mary Doyle, Creeveroe

• New Readers’ List – The new readers’ list for St Marys Church Ballygar has been emailed to all readers. There will be a hard copy in the porch also if you’d like to pick one up.
• Cleaning of Church – The Church cleaning group would be delighted to welcome more volunteers to help with the cleaning of the church. We meet every three weeks on a Saturday morning at 9:30am. Contact Tomás on 086 3683778 if you’d like to help out.
• Killyan Graveyard Mass – will be celebrated by Fr. Louis and Fr. Tommy in the graveyard on Sunday 14th August at 11.30am. It has been three years since we were last able to have Mass in the graveyard. We need to ensure that the graveyards are looking their best on that day. Would everyone please help in the clean up on Friday 5th August at 7pm and Friday 12th August at 7pm. Thank you very much for helping to keep Killyan Graveyard looking beautiful.
• Ballygar CE Scheme – Want to get back into work? Don’t know where to start? Check with your local Community Employment Scheme. Mountbellew District Development, based in Ballygar, Newbridge and Mountbellew have a varied number of positions available. No experience necessary, training will be provided. Training is also available to upskill or just renew current skills. You would need to be in receipt of a qualifying DSP payment for more than 12 months, check with your local Intreo Office or call Mountbellew CE office on 090-967 9085 or Ballygar office on 090-6624034 for more information.
• BNT Playground Committee – Carnival Fair Day (Aug 1st) Bric a Brac Stall. BNT Playground Committee are collecting Unwanted gifts, Toys, Lego, Books, Household items or anything that can be sold to help raise funds for our local playground. For Collection or Delivery please contact Helen 0863491877 or Julianna 0860794899
• Accommodation required for Mountbellew Agricultural College – for incoming students from September 2022. For more details please contact the college on 0909679205 or by email on
• Meals on Wheels – this service is offered to the parish of BNT. Delicious hot meals are prepared and delivered on a Tuesday and Thursday for a nominal cost. These meals can be tailored to suit your needs. For further information, please contact Teresa on 087-450-2761.
• 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.
• Additional Tús Places – There are currently vacancies in a variety of Tús roles in the local area. Tús is a community work placement for those 12 months or more unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, with participants receiving a top-up payment and other supports. If you are interested, phone 091 875732 or 087 9335477, or email
• Shiven Rovers -Tuesday night’s 8.30 – 9.30 in Shiven Rovers, Ladies Soccer
All welcome It’s just for fun and fitness .
• Newbridge 50/50 – Congratulations to this weeks winner of the Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw Donal Mc Dermott Monivea C/o Pat Mc Dermott on winning €380. Next week draw will be in Hughes Ballinamorebridge. Thanks to everyone for their continued support every week.
• Ballygar Tidy Towns 50/50 – Congratulations to Laura & Sarah Kelly, Ballygar who won €507 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 takes place in Fallons.

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