Parish Bulletin

5th September 2021

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time


In recent years the month of September has become a special time for Christians to
reflect on the gift of creation.  God has given us a beautiful world to live in—but we
are increasingly aware of how that world is threatened by environmental damage, war, violence and exploitation of both people and resources.


At a time when more and more attention is being given to problems like climate change, the Church has a contribution to make.  Catholics live in every country on earth and together we can be an effective voice for good.  Throughout this month we will pray and reflect on what we can do to answer ‘the cry of the earth’ and ‘the cry of the poor’.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 4th              5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                           6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 5th                  10am Mass

                                            4pm Vespers & Benediction (not open to the public)                                                                                                  5pm Mass


MONDAY 6th                10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 8th      9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 10th              5.30pm Confessions (until 6.30)

                                           7pm Mass


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







James Coyles, Rose Coyles, James Douglas, Archie Elliott, Pat Fleming, Kevin Laverty, Berna McQuaid







this week we pray in a special way for the Cassidy, Coyles, Fisher and McComb households.





to the family of Cali Booth who was baptised last weekend.





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.


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.


A £5 contribution per person is gratefully appreciated.





Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Over the past 18 months the normal rhythm of our lives has been affected in so many ways.  Our life as a praying and worshipping community was ruptured too.  We are most grateful for your generosity to your parish and to the diocese at a time when many people face their own financial struggles.


In the Diocese of Down & Connor, the Priests’ Welfare Fund exists to provide the stipend for each priest in active ministry.  Your generosity over many years has ensured that the fund had sufficient reserves to continue to provide a stipend for each priest, even where parish offerings decreased significantly.


On Sunday September 19th we are asking for your financial support towards the annual autumn voluntary collection for our priests.  We make this appeal to ensure that the fund can continue to sustain that support.


Together with the priests of the diocese I thank you for your kindness and ongoing support and for your generous response to this appeal in support of your priests.


I offer my prayerful good wishes to you and to all those who are dear to you.


Yours in Christ,


+Noel Treanor

Bishop of Down & Connor





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

Major sale this week  - all ladies clothes, shoes and scarves are all £1 and there’s lots to choose from!

Elsewhere in the shop, we have lots of new additions & it’s the final week of our half price sale on Belleek and silver plate.  Check out our bread maker, sewing machine and some new pictures which have just arrived in!


Hope to see you this week, open Wednesday - Saturday @ 10.00am-4.30pm. You can find us at 5 Gate End.





Claire McDowell School of Irish Dancing offers classes in the parish hall.  Registration now open for new beginners.  Classes start on Monday 6th September 3.30-4.15pm.  Contact Dympna for more information - 07811743077.





Our Bethany team are here to help the bereaved and grieving by listening and offering support.  To contact them phone 07594 162 499.





Marriage Encounter will be delivering an online course using Zoom on 11-12 September 2021. 


Couples planning to get married in 2022/23 are invited to take part.  This course is a positive way of preparing for marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship.  For further information or to book your place contact: or 028 276 38512