Parish Bulletin

12th September 2021

Twenty Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time


Earlier this week Pope Francis published a joint letter to the world on the subject of
protecting the environment along with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch Bartholomew of Istanbul (representing the Orthodox churches).  This is the first time leaders of our three traditions have written a joint message and you will hear it read at Mass on Saturday and Sunday.  It reminds us that Christians should work together to protect the poor, the vulnerable and the world around us.


Fr Damian




Parish webcam can be viewed on our YouTube channel
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SATURDAY 11th           5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                          6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 12th               10am Mass

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


MONDAY 13th              10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 15th     9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 17th               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.






Recently Deceased

Addie Glendinning, Corkey



Danny Coyles, Mary Rose Coughlan, Thomas Graham, John & Florence Kirgan, Rose Lynch,

Patsy McAleese, Catherine McCollam, Joseph McCollam, Annie McConnell, Anthony McGreevy,
Mary McLaughlin, George McMillan, Feeny Moore, Michael Mullaghan, Brian O’Kane







This week we are praying in a special way for the Dillon, Gaile, Reilly and Watt 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




OLD & NEW @No.5

Now that schools are back & some of us are settling again into our weekly routine we are ready for another great week at Old & New!  There’s lots of interest in our new bear and puppy figurines… and we only have one pair of our large sitting dogs figurines left!


Check out our interesting “Sly Dog” picture in our window display this week, our tall rooster and hen
figures, the range of brass fire furniture and selection of pictures and prints including a large Sam McLarnon print.


Our ever popular wash basin on stand is back and we have just received another supply of our large and small rustic rabbits which are always in demand.  We will hopefully see you this week, we are open 10-4.30pm Wednesday - Saturday as usual.





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





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.


Anyone seeking help or interested in assisting us with our work can also contact us on 07860 455 549 or by speaking to any member of the Society.





Pathways – Adult Faith Development Programme

Two-year, part-time course, now enrolling for 2021-2023 intake.  Have you ever thought about exploring your faith… or wished that you could broaden your understanding of your faith?  Would you like to explore, discuss and reflect upon issues and questions of faith, the Church, and how to link faith to life?  If the answer is “yes”, then Pathways may be for you.  The course runs one Saturday per month (10 am – 4:30 pm) from October to June, either in-house at Drumalis, Larne or online via Zoom. 


Certificate in Christian Thought

Two-year, part-time course commencing late September 2021.  The Certificate in Christian Thought aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level.  It is possible to do the course for validation by St Mary’s University College or for personal development only.   The course is offered either in-house at Drumalis, Larne or online via Zoom.


To register for either course, please contact Drumalis during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) – 028 28276455/28272196 or email  Further information is also available on Drumalis website:





God is gloriously and mysteriously present in creation since he is the Lord who reigns over it.  To discover this, we need to be silent, listen, contemplate.