Parish Bulletin

6th February 2022

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time


In this week’s Gospel, Jesus carries out a miracle to give his apostles hope.  Just when they had given up their fishing expedition the Lord tells them to try again—and they get a huge haul. 


But Jesus doesn’t just want them to be successful fishermen.  He wants them to be fishers of men (and women and children!)  You see, Jesus wants his followers to play their part in building the kingdom of God.  He wants them to share the Good News they have heard and the good things they have received.  And if they do they will draw others to God.    This Gospel should be an inspiration for us today.  There are so many people who need to hear about God’s love, and we have our part to play in sharing the Gospel with them.  May the Lord help us to be fishers too!


Fr Damian



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


SATURDAY 5th                6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 6th                   10am Mass

                                             5pm Mass


MONDAY 7th                 10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 9th       9.30am Mass (Online only)

FRIDAY  11th      5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                            7pm Mass


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






Recently Deceased
Janet Downey

Jane McCluskey

Bernadette Byrne  (Co. Kildare)


Month’s Mind
Ciaran O’Loan


Sarah (Cissie) Cairns, Christopher Hurley,
Eileen McAfee, Sean McFeely, Sammy O’Connor,
Jim Wallace







to the families of Tobias Clark

and Isla Picken who were baptised last Sunday





Thank you for your support of all our parish collections.  Envelopes can be left in the church at Mass times or at the parochial house.  You can also set up a standing order or make a one-off payment  with these details:


Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan

Sort code: 95-06-79 

Account No: 10020192.


Please make cheques payable to:

Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan





BBC Radio Ulster will be broadcasting our Sunday morning Mass on 13th February.  It will also be available to listen to online on BBC Sounds. 


The broadcast runs from 10.15am to 11am next Sunday.  Those who wish to attend need to be seated in the church for 10am as normal.  This means that you should expect to be in the church longer than normal next week.  If this doesn’t suit you may prefer to attend Mass on Saturday or Sunday evening.


Those who watch on the webcam should note the later start time too. 





The Psalms are the ancient prayers/songs of both Judaism and Christianity and are included in our Liturgy as well as the Divine Office of the Church. During Lent, when we are asked to give more time to prayer, we will explore and pray, in the company of  C S Lewis, some of the most beautiful Psalms.  The programme is for ‘Anyone at all whose heart is open to new dimensions of human experience… like someone who has not had a good meal for a week or two. It is all there.’ (N T Wright)


The programme will run online:

Tues 1 March for 6 weeks until Tues 5 April


A second programme will run as follows:

Thurs 3 March  for 6 weeks until Thurs7 April                                                                                                           


Time: 7-8.30pm


To register, please contact  Kieran Hill stating your
preference to attend either the Tuesday or Thursday evening session.

Email:    Tel: 07964287839





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Dates have now been set for the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation in our parish this spring.  They will be communicated to families through St Brigid’s Primary School and Ballymoney Model Primary School.


Families with children living in our parish but attending other schools who wish to receive the
sacraments this year should email the parish: before Friday 18th February.





If you need help or you would like to find out more about getting involved in the work of the SVP contact us on 07860 455 549 or by speaking to any member of the society.




OLD & NEW@No.5

There's plenty to choose from in our parish shop this week including our set of three square tin planters, our ‘hanging men’, wall mirrors and we are delighted to have received another flock of llamas! 


There are also a range of new prints, a Royal Doulton tea set, a beautiful armed chair, crystal and ceramics.  Why not come along and have a look for yourself?!


We’re open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and you’ll find us at 5 Gate End.