Parish Bulletin

7th November 2021

Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time


In the Gospel this Sunday we hear the story of the widow's mite (two small coins worth about 4p today).  The Lord wants us to learn from the widow how to be generous—how to give and not to worry about counting the cost. 


And he doesn’t just mean our money.  Sometimes we can be reluctant to share our time or our talents with others or for good causes.  But the Lord tells us not to be afraid to be kind.  He also wants us to know that God is never outdone in generosity.  No matter how much we give to him or to others for his sake, God will always bless us richly in return.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 6th            6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 7th                10am Mass

                                          4pm Vespers & Benediction (online only)
                                          5pm Mass


MONDAY 8th              10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 10th     10am Mass (online only)


FRIDAY 12th             5.30pm Confessions

                                          7pm Mass


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





Recently Deceased
Oonagh Green


Month’s Mind
William McLaughlin


James Campbell, William & Matilda Gilmore, Thomas McQuillan, Roy Young


and all the names on our November dead lists






to Sophia & Hailey Kerry O’Neill who were baptised last weekend.





we pray this week for the Black, Doherty, Ennis-Crawford and Graham households.





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





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

Our parish shop has new items arriving daily with lots of interesting and lovely pieces for you to see.  It might just be the place to look for that special Christmas present as well!


Many of you are now starting to spend your High Street vouchers.  We, like many other Ballymoney shops, are happy to accept these vouchers!


We're open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney.





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


November Dead Lists

November dead lists and envelopes are still 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.


Latin Requiem Mass

A Traditional Latin Requiem Mass (1962 Missal) will be offered at 7.30pm on Monday November 22nd for all the Holy Souls in purgatory.  It will be a fully sung Mass (Missa Cantata) with visiting musicians.


Remembering Deceased Parishioners

The names of parishioners who have died in the last year were remembered at Mass on All Souls’ Day last Tuesday.  There will also be a short service of prayers on video later in the month.


Remembrance Sunday

Fr Damian will represent our parish at the Ballymoney remembrance service at the War Memorial next Sunday (14th) at 3pm.





If you would like to make a contribution to the cost of the garden of remembrance for babies who have died it would be much appreciated.  Cheques or cash can be left at the parochial house (please mark on the envelope that they are for the Garden Appeal).  You can also make a one off payment online to our bank account using the details on the opposite page.


We have currently raised £1985 towards our aim of £2500.  This includes an incredibly generous donation of £1000.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. 





“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” is the theme of a retreat for Advent season with the
Drumalis Team and Fr Perry Gildea CM from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th December.


During this residential weekend of quiet and prayer at Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre in Larne, we will reflect on the various ways that God comes to us, speaks to us, invites us and remains with us, especially during these days of pandemic.


For further information or to book a place, please contact Drumalis - tel 28272196/28276455
(during office hours, Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm)
or email  
Details also available on Drumalis website –