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24th June '20

Churches reopening

The reopening of Churches for public Masses in the Diocese of Killala has been postponed until 20th July. The reason is to give each Parish in the Diocese time to make sure all regulations are in place. Volunteers are still needed in order for public Masses to go ahead on this new date.

Mass Intentions

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

by Fr. Conlon last week:

Thomas, Bridget & Martin Healy

James & Annie Doherty (Ballymachugh)

Paul Doherty (Ballymachugh)

Martin & John Healy

Kathleen (Anniversary) & Tom Grier & Deceased Family Members

Johnny Gilmartin (Anniversary)

Norah McGuinness (Anniversary)


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Martin McDonnell, late of Glenamoy, who has died in England (Brother of Kathleen Doherty, Carrowcubic and Jim McDonnell, Belderrig).

May he rest in peace


Sympathy is also extended to Elaine Clinton on the death of her uncle Fr. Paddy Kilcoyne.

May he rest in peace.



Ballycastle GAA Club held their 50/50 Draw on Sunday 21st June.

Congratulations to the winner Eileen Grier (€224).

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

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.


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.


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


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.