Parish Bulletin

10th January 2021

The Baptism of the Lord


Once again the decision has been made to close the churches for public services until February 6th.  After meetings with the Executive and the public health authorities, the Catholic Bishops are asking everyone to stay at home as much as possible during this new lockdown.


As hospital chaplain, I’ve personally seen the large increase in numbers of people hospitalised due to the Covid-19 virus.  Let’s keep them and the staff who look after them in our prayers.


In the meantime we will continue parish life online!  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all our online Masses and services.  We’ll also have regular updates on our Facebook page.


Fr Damian



THIS WEEK - all services online

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


SATURDAY 9th                 6pm Month’s Mind Mass


SUNDAY 10th                   10am Mass

                                               4pm Vespers & Benediction


MONDAY 11th                 10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 13th       9.30am Mass


FRIDAY 15th                       7pm Mass






Month’s Mind

John McAleese



Very Rev. Andrew Scott PP, Angela Fitzpatrick, James Havelin, Andy Hegarty, Sarah-Jane Hegarty, Robert Law, Brigid Olphert 






During the next four weeks our arrangements will be as follows:


Masses on our webcam:

Sunday at 10am

Monday at 10am

Wednesday at 9.30am

Friday at 7pm



Please contact Fr Damian to make an appointment for confession.



Requiem Mass and funeral services will take place under strict conditions.  A maximum of 25 people are allowed in the church for these services.



Please contact Fr Damian if you wish to organise a baptism.


Sick calls:

Normal house visits are not permitted at this time.  In an emergency please phone the parochial house.


If the sick person is in hospital and requires the last rites please ask a member of staff to phone the priest on call.


Church opening:

Our Lady & St Patrick's church is open for private prayer only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12noon to 4pm.



Is your child due to start P1 in September 2021? Unfortunately, due to the COVID restrictions, St Brigid's Primary School are not able to offer our usual warm and welcoming open day.  So for this year, please accept our invitation to visit St Brigid’s PS website.

On the website there is a section, 'Starting Our School' and it contains lots of information about the school, including a wonderful video tour of the school through the eyes of the P1 children. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please ring (028 27662664) to speak to the Principal, Mr O'Neill.  Registration opens Thursday 7 January and closes at 12 noon on Saturday 30 January.




Thank you for your support of our parish collections.  In these difficult times we greatly appreciate the financial support we receive.


During the next few weeks collection envelopes can be 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.