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1st July '20

Car Treasure Hunt

Car Treasure Hunt, in aid of Roar for Ruairi', on Saturday 4th July at 6.00p.m. Start/Finish at Ballycastle Community Hall. €20 per car. Cash prize for winning car. Due to social distancing, all taking part must stay in their cars. Contact Mary 086 0570840 or Maura 086 3571231.



Ballycastle play Ballina Stephenites in a challenge match on Sunday next (5th July) at 2.30p.m. in Ballina.


Ballycastle GAA Club held their 50/50 Draw on Sunday 28th June.

Congratulations to the winner Oisín Caulfield (€235).

Tickets can be purchased in McNamees XL, Siopa Suifinn and the Post office - €2 each or three envelopes for €5. It is also possible to play online at



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Nora Doherty, Ballymachugh who died recently (sister of Martin Doherty, Suífinn Way ).

May she rest in peace


Churches reopening

Churches will be reopening for public Masses on Monday 20th July - first weekend Masses will be on 25/26th July. Volunteers are needed in order for public Masses to go ahead on this new date.

St. Bridget's Church is open daily for anyone who wishes to visit for quiet prayer.

During the week, please use the side door on the east side (the door where the wheelchair parking is allocated) as the other doors will remain closed and will only open for weekend Masses.

Mass Intentions

The following are the names of Mass intentions that were included in Masses said in private

by Fr. Conlon last week:

Kathleen (Anniversary) & Tom Grier & Deceased Family Members

Patrick & Delia Golden (Anniversaries) & Deceased Family Members

Pete McDonnell (Anniversary) & Deceased Family (Behy)

Vinny Healy (Anniversary)

Johnny Tighe, Laragon (Anniversary)

Clement, Mary & Michael Caulfield (Anniversary)


Weekly Church Envelopes

From now on there will be 3 ways for parishioners to return their weekly collection envelopes – you can drop the envelope into the parish house, in a post box in the Church or pay on-line at . If you opt to pay on-line, Fr. Conlon will get a statement at the end of each month with names of parishioners that have signed up and amount that has been contributed. This money will then be transferred to Ballycastle/Belderrig Church accounts. If you have any questions on this, please ring the parish house Tuesday – Friday from 1pm – 3pm.


School Enrolment

In light of the current covid-19 restrictions, parents of children wishing to enrol in Scoil Naomh Bríd for September 2020 are asked to email the school at to request an enrolment form.