Parish Bulletin

1st November 2020

All Saints' Day


The readings and prayers of  Mass on All Saints’ Day are so joyful.  They reveal something to us of how wonderful heaven will be—no tears, no pain, no sorrow, just the love of God which will make us happier than we could ever imagine!


And because of that we are able to keep hoping even in the most difficult moments of our lives.  Not even death can come between us and God—thanks to Jesus, death has been transformed into resurrection.  That’s why we pray for our dead.  They haven’t really passed away, they’ve just gone before us to God.


As you’ll see below we will be remembering the faithful departed all through this month of November.  May God bring them into heaven and may he help us to get there too so that we can be reunited with them one day.


Fr Damian


All services available to watch on YouTube


SATURDAY 31st             6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 1st                    10am Mass

All Saints                            3pm Vespers & Benediction**

                                                5pm Mass


MONDAY 2nd                 10am Mass

All Souls                        7.30pm Traditional Latin Mass


WEDNESDAY 4th      9.30am Mass**


THURSDAY 5th               7pm  Service for Deceased Parishioners**
                                                                on Facebook & YouTube.


FRIDAY 6th         5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                                    7pm Mass


** service not open to the public


Our Lady & St Patrick’s is open for private prayer
Friday-Monday 12noon to 4pm. 





Recently Deceased

Rosemary McArdle, Ballymoney



Francis Cassidy, Patrick Darragh, Frank & Gertie Diamond, Mary Dunlop, Christopher Hendrie,
Denis McCollam, Edith McColgan, Sean McColgan, Molly McKeague, Annie McLaughlin,
William McLaughlin, Denis McWilliams, William O’Connor(Jnr)


Requiescat in Pace




As Catholics we mark the month of November as a special time of prayer for the dead.  There will be a number of ways to participate this year:


November Dead Lists

November dead lists and envelopes are available in the church.  Please write down the name of your own
deceased family and friends who you wish to pray for, pop them in the envelope and leave them back in the church at Mass time or through the door of the parochial house any time.  You may wish to include a Mass offering and these are very gratefully received.  Your lists will be placed before the altar for the month of November and all those included will be prayed for at every Mass and ceremony for the month.


If you’re not able to come to Mass at the moment just write down your list at home, put it in an envelope and get them posted or dropped in to the parochial house.


National Time of Prayer—All Saints’ Day

At 3pm on November 1st  prayers will be held across Ireland to dedicate the month to remembrance of the dead.  In our parish we will take part with our usual Sunday afternoon devotions which are available to watch on YouTube.  Bishop Noel Treanor will also celebrate a service from St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast at 7pm that evening and we are invited to take part by watching the Cathedral webcam on


All Souls’ Day

In addition to our normal Mass at 10am we will mark All Souls’ Day on Monday with a traditional chanted requiem Mass in Latin (Extraordinary Form) at 7.30pm - this will be open to those who wish to attend.


Service for Deceased Parishioners

This year we will remember all our deceased parishioners with a special service led by the members of our Bethany Bereavement Support Group.  The service will be available to watch on video through our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel from Thursday evening.


Plenary Indulgences for the Holy Souls

The Church grants a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory to those who come to a church and pray for the dead or who visit a cemetery during the month of November.  This is granted under the usual conditions that we:


  • Reject sin
  • Go to Confession (within 21 days either side)
  • Receive  Holy Communion
  • Pray for the Pope’s intentions
    (an Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed)



OLD & NEW @No.5

Our Parish Shop is keen to open again on Fridays in November and December for the run up to Christmas - can you help?  Ideally we need 3-4 new volunteers to work either 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4.30pm and training will be provided.  It’s a rewarding experience and all our volunteers really enjoy it.  If you think you can help, please contact Gemma on 07798501046 or Gerard on 07860474956.



Our Bethany team are trained to listen with understanding and offer support through the grieving process.  They accept the bereaved just as they are.  If you would like to speak to them contact
07594 162 499.




For confidential help contact their answerphone on 07860 455 549.




Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the parish finances.  We know many people are worried about their own family finances at this time, so it means a great deal that some people are able to support the parish too. 


If you want to make an offering you can leave your envelope through the door of the Parochial House at any time.  Collection envelopes may also be left in the church at Mass time.  If you’re shielding at the
moment just save your envelopes at home until we’re all out and about again!


You can also make an online payment to the parish account or set up a regular standing order using the following details:


Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan

Sort code: 95-06-79 

Account No: 10020192.  


(If you are someone who normally pays by envelope, please use your envelope number as a reference.)