Parish Bulletin

3rd October 2021

Twenty Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time


This Sunday's Gospel contains a very clear teaching from Jesus about Christian marriage.  He reveals to us just how much the sacrament of marriage means to God and how sacred it is for those who are married.  But it can be a hard Gospel to hear for people whose marriages have broken down or those who are not or cannot be married in the Church.

Sometimes it is difficult to hear what Jesus says.  We are all challenged by Christ, and that challenge might even feel hurtful to us.  Please remember whenever you listen to the words of Jesus that he loves you and wants you to be both holy and at peace.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Fr Damian


Parish webcam can be viewed on our YouTube channel
(search for Ballymoney Parish)


SATURDAY 2nd      5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                     6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 3rd           10am Mass
                                     5pm Mass


MONDAY 4th          10am Mass


TUESDAY 5th       9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 7th          5.30pm Confessions (until 6.30)

                                     7pm Mass



Our Lady & St Patrick’s is open every day for private prayer—usually from 11am to 4pm.








Annie Devine, Patsy Douglas, Yvonne Fisher, Jane Graham, Teresa Martin, Mary O’Boyle,
Caroline O’Carroll,  Margaret Shiels, Fionnuala White







This week we pray in a special way for the Doherty, Fleming, Gribben and Neill households.





The parish office will be closed from Monday 11th to Friday 22nd October.  Anniversaries for the bulletin of Sunday 17th October should be sent in no later than 10th October.





Thank you for your support of our parish collections. 


Collection envelopes can be left in the church at Mass times or left at the parochial house any time.  You can also set up a standing order or make a one-off payment to our account with these details:


Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan

Sort code: 95-06-79 

Account No: 10020192.

Please make cheques payable to:

Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan




OLD & NEW @No.5

Autumn has arrived and if you are looking for some new items to refresh your wardrobe, we have a great selection of Autumn and Winter ladies' clothes and accessories.


Check out our Royal Doulton dinner set, our wide selection of Doulton ladies, a heavy nest of oak tables, our unusual horseshoe shaped display table and our stone-based and other table lamps.  For the jam-lover, we have some delicious homemade plum jam and for the jam-maker and baker.


We're open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney and hope to see you this week!





Our mid week online Mass will be on Tuesday at 9.30am.  We will be joined by children watching from St Brigid’s Primary School.






The society of St Vincent de Paul are hosting a Let’s get back together again afternoon for senior
citizens and those living alone on Sunday 10th October at The Crannagh, Portstewart Road, Coleraine.

The event offers a chance to get together to enjoy good food, good company and some light entertainment.


Transport is now in place for those attending and availability still remains. To register your interest in
attending the event please phone our SVP phoneline (07860 455 549) and leave a message with your name and contact number.  The closing date for booking is Sunday October 3rd.


Sunday 10th October schedule:

1pm - Board bus in car park opposite the church.

NB. Face masks must be worn while travelling on the bus.


1-15pm Bus departs for The Crannagh.


1-45pm Arrival The Crannagh


2pm Lunch - A traditional Sunday Roast /Trio of desserts/ Tea Coffee. (Anyone with dietary needs please speak with a SVP member)


3-15pm - 4-30pm  Light Entertainment


4-45pm Bus departs The Crannagh


5-15pm Bus arrives Chapel car park.


A £5 contribution per person is gratefully appreciated.


Anyone seeking help or interested in assisting us with our work can also contact us on 07860 455 549 or by speaking to any member of the Society.





October is the month of special devotion to the rosary.  This prayer gives us an opportunity to spend ten minutes or so meditating on the mysteries of the lives of Jesus and Mary.  The rosary has historically been especially popular in Ireland for families to pray together.  Why not take the opportunity to pray it this month?


Some people pray the rosary every day and follow the weekly pattern -


Mondays & Saturdays - the Joyful Mysteries

Tuesdays & Fridays - the Sorrowful Mysteries

Thursdays - the Luminous Mysteries (mysteries of light)

Wednesdays & Sundays - the Glorious Mysteries


Or if you're pressed for time, why not focus on just the Joyful Mysteries on this first week of October:


1 The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-33, 38)

2 The Visitation (Luke 1:39-45)

3 The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ  (Luke 2: 6-12)

4 The Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:25-32)

5 The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-50)


Our friends at the Catholic Minute Facebook page pray the rosary together at 8pm each evening from Mondays to Thursdays. 


Fr Damian will be giving a short video reflection each week this month on praying the rosary.  This will be available on Catholic Minute and on our own Facebook page as well.