Parish Bulletin

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

July 12th 2020


Many thanks to everyone who joined us in the church for Mass last weekend and to all the volunteers who made it possible.  Around a third of our normal congregation were able to be present over the long weekend which is a great first step back to normality.  We look forward to welcoming more people back to the church as time goes on.  We don’t forget those who are still at home at this time and we will continue to use the internet and social media to share the Gospel and keep in touch with our parish family.


Please note below details of the online Lourdes pilgrimage being run by the diocese this week.  Many of our parishioners have visited Lourdes over the years or have a devotion to Our Lady and St Bernadette.  O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee!


Fr Damian




Recently deceased:

Kieran McGivern, Ballymoney



James McClements, Willie McConville, Mary Ann McKay, Henry Magee, Susan Mullan


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord




Mass will be live streamed at 10am on Sunday on our Facebook page with thanks to our friends at Catholic Minute.


At 4pm on Sunday we will live stream evening devotions.  We will pray Vespers (evening prayer of the Church) followed by Benediction.  This service will not be open to the public.


Mass will also be streamed on Wednesday at 10am.


We will shortly be able to make all our ceremonies available online through a new dedicated webcam.  More details to follow soon.




As we deal with the pandemic the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended.  Parishioners are invited to attend one Mass next weekend from the following options: 


Friday     . .    .    .   7pm

Saturday . .    .    .  6pm

Sunday    . .    .    .  10am  or  5pm

Monday  . .    .    .   10am


When you arrive you will be greeted by a steward and shown to a seat.  If the church is filled to capacity at any Mass it will not be possible for anyone else to attend. 


At this stage we will not be using Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Choir or Folk Group.  The Bishop has asked that public Masses be celebrated in a simple way (as on a weekday) until a later date.


Those who have symptoms or who are vulnerable are asked not to attend at this time.




Confessions will be available in Our Lady & St Patrick’s this week on Friday evening from 5.30-6.30pm.




Our Lady & St Patrick’s will be open for private prayer 12noon-4pm on the days when Mass is celebrated - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.




The keep fit sessions return this week in the parish hall on Monday evening (13th July) from 7 to 8pm.  All are welcome.  Please bring your own mat and light weights are optional.




Normally a number of our parishioners would be in Lourdes at the moment taking part in the annual diocesan pilgrimage.  Sadly this year’s visit had to be cancelled but a special online pilgrimage takes place this week.  Check out for details of services that will be shown on the internet from Belfast and Lourdes this week.




We know many people are worried about their own family finances at this time, so it means a great deal that some people are able to support the parish too. 


If you want to make an offering you can leave your envelope through the door of the Parochial House at any time.  From Friday July 3rd collection envelopes may also be left in the church at Mass time.  If you’re shielding at the moment just save your envelopes at home until we’re all out and about again!


You can also make a payment online to the parish account or set up a standing order using the following details:


Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan

Sort code: 95-06-79 

Account No: 10020192.  


(If you are someone who normally pays by envelope, please use your envelope number as a reference.)




Our parish conference is still running and they are doing great work to help people in need of practical assistance at this time.  For confidential help contact their answerphone on 07860 455 549.




Regular visits to the sick by the priest or Minister of Holy Communion are suspended.  However emergency call outs are being carried out as normal.  Please contact the Parochial House (or if it’s for a hospital patient, ask the staff to contact the priest on call).