Parish Bulletin

13th February 2022

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time


On Friday evening we begin the weekend with the lovely feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  We celebrate how Mary appeared to St Bernadette in the French town in 1858.  Since then it has become one of the world’s most important places of pilgrimage with a special mission to care for the sick.  We are delighted to hear that the annual Down & ConnorPilgrimage to Lourdes returns this year—see details on the next page.


The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is also the World Day of Prayer for the Sick.  We will be marking that at Mass on Friday evening and again at our Mass on BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday morning.  Our parish has a long connection with the local hospitals, nursing homes and surgeries which we will be celebrating in our broadcast.  As we look forward to the end of Covid pandemic let’s keep the sick and their families in our prayers, along with all those who care for them.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 12th              6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 13th                  10am Mass

                                              5pm Mass


MONDAY 14th                10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 16th      9.30am Mass (Online only)

FRIDAY  18th       5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                             7pm Mass


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







Fr Christopher Dallat, May Kelly, Jack Laverty, Mollie Laverty, Peg McAlister, Elizabeth McCloy, Paddy Quigg, Willie Quinn, Lizzie Scullin.









to the family of Noah Dunbar who was 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 the BBC website. 


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.  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. 





Kieran Hill will be running an online bible course on the psalms during Lent this year.


The programme will run from 7-8.30pm on either:

Tues 1st March  for 6 weeks until Tues 5th April 


Thurs 3rd March  for 6 weeks until Thurs 7th April                                                                                                          

To register, please contact  Kieran stating your preference to attend either the Tuesday or Thursday
evening session.  or  07964287839





Families with children living in our parish but attending other schools who wish to make First Confession, First Holy Communion or Confirmation  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

Our parish shop is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and you’ll find us at 5 Gate End.





The Down & Connor Pilgrimage to Lourdes returns this year after a two year gap.  It runs for five nights from 13-18 July and costs £685


Our pilgrimage includes the celebration of Masses (including at the grotto), celebrations of Sacrament of the Sick and Confession, participation in the Blessed Sacrament and Candlelight rosary processions and the Stations of the Cross.  There is also plenty of free time for personal prayer and
relaxation in this beautiful town in the south of France.


Due to Covid restrictions there will be no medical or nursing support available this year.  Pilgrims must be able to travel independently or be accompanied by someone who can provide for all their care and support needs.


Application forms are available from the sacristy before or after Mass.  For further information please contact the pilgrimage office in Belfast: 028 9077 0162 or email





Please pray for the new deacons who will be ordained for our diocese in St Peter's Cathedral in Belfast next Saturday (19th February):


Jackie Breen (Downpatrick)

John Downey (Belfast)

Kieran Hunt (Belfast)

Paddy Keown (Belfast)

Mark Leneghan (Castlewellan)

Ricky Looney (Larne)


The ordination Mass will be available to watch on the Cathedral website from 12noon.