Third Sunday in Easter – BNT Newsletter

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Third Sunday of Easter

Saturday 13th April, 7.30pm – Mattie McDonagh Anniversary

Sunday 14th April, 10.30am – People of the Parish

Sunday 14th April, 2pm – Baptism

Monday 15th April, 9.30am – Patrick & Annie Hannon, Muckinagh

Tuesday 16th April, 7.30pm

Thursday 18th April, 9.30am

Friday 19th April, 7.30pm – Andy O’Malley

Saturday 20th April, 12pm – Baptism

Saturday 20th April, 7.30pm – Ita Keane Months Mind

Sunday 21st April, 10.30am


Sunday 14th April, 9.30am – Sr. Bernice Lee (Helen) Castleffrench and deceased family members

Sunday 21st April, 9.30am – Teresa & Paddy Hannon and deceased family members


Sunday 14th April, 11.30am – Laurence Murray, Kilclough, and deceased family members; Delia and Pake Kerrigan, Killyan, and all deceased members of the Kerrigan and Lohan families

Wednesday, 17th April, 8.00pm

Friday, 19th April, 8pm

Saturday, 20th April, 11.00am – Michael Crehan, Tansy Village and Everett, Washington – Month’s Mind Sunday, 21st April, 11.30am – Matt and Kate, Patsy and Nan, Owen, Catherine, Jennifer O’Reilly, and all deceased members of the Hynes family, Lisquell West.

Congratulations for all our young parishioners who made their Confirmation and for the parents and teachers who took this journey with them.

  • Medjugorje Youth Festival – The Diocese of Elphin invites young adults in the diocese aged 18-35 on pilgrimage to Medjugorje this summer for the Youth Festival from 31st July – 7th August, led by Bishop Kevin. The cost per person sharing is €650.  For more information, detail of costs, registration form etc. please see the diocesan website on or contact the Diocesan Office at 071-9150106 and 
  • Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Kevin as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Achonry – This week, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Kevin as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Achonry, in addition to being Bishop of Elphin.  This means that, along with his role in Elphin, Bishop Kevin will be carrying out the responsibilities of a bishop in Achonry and exploring, both in Elphin and in Achonry, how we might work towards a closer union between the two Dioceses. We wish Bishop Paul Dempsey every blessing as he moves from the Diocese of Achonry to the Archdiocese of Dublin as Auxiliary Bishop.
  • Conference on Synodality – ‘Synodality Explored: Facing the Future Together’. International Conference at Knock Shrine in association with Notre Dame University, Australia. Keynote Speaker: Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April (10am – 4.15pm each day) at St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine. Detailed schedule on
  • The Youth 2000 Connaught retreat will take place in Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway on the weekend of May 10th to 12th, consisting of workshops, talks, testimonies, music, prayer and time to relax & meet with others. Come along for the weekend or pop in & say hello! Donation only, 16-35yrs. To book a place or for more information, visit or email
  • Seniorline Would like someone to talk to?  SeniorLine is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day. SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary.  So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm
  • Tea for Bobby – We, the friends of Bobby Carty are holding a Tea/Coffee morning in his memory, in The Shiven Inn on Sunday 21st April after mass.  We hope to raise money which will go towards a Defibrillator which will be located in Winfield National School, to compliment the ones already located at the Shiven Inn and Shiven club grounds.  We also intend to train at least one person from each station area in the parish to be trained in the use of these devises.  We are currently running a Pool competition in his memory, The Bobby Carty Memorial Tournament, which has already raised €1250, and has had over 70 players compete.  All trophies for this event, including an engraved Cup and Shield have been kindly sponsored by Paul Wallace, Sean Gavin and Declan Murray.  All tea/coffee/treats on the morning will be sponsored, by the Shiven Inn, so we would ask people to please just donate what they can in the envelopes that will be there, to help us achieve our goal of approx., €2500.  We will also have some spot prizes on the morning for those who attend.  There will also be a donation bucket in The Shiven Shop, from Monday 15th April, which people can donate in if they cannot attend on the morning.  Thanks in advance and we hope to see you there.
  • To those on Facebook, your support would be greatly appreciated in liking/ following ‘ Ballygar Mental Health Awareness & Promotion’ – a community page to educate, inform, highlight support groups and trainings locally & online, share podcasts/ relevant media & resources, promote wellness & self-care, signpost services and break down stigma, with the message that no one should feel alone re their mental health and reaching out or asking for help is a strength, not a weakness! 
  • Next Foot Clinic in Ballygar Pharmacy is 25th April 2024. 
  • Newbridge Action Committee 50/50 draw –Congratulations to this week’s winner Michael Kilcommons(Giggs), Lisquell on winning €601.  Next week’s draw will be in the Thatch bar Ballygar.
  • Ballygar Tidy Towns & St. Brendan’s Ladies 50/50 – Congratulations to Geraldine Ganley, Drinane who won €614 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 13th April in The Thatch.


Ballygar €935.00

 Toghergar Collection €430.00

Newbridge Collection €532.33

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