Parish Bulletin

13th March 2022

Second Sunday of Lent


The Transfiguration of Jesus is a moment of hope for the disciples.  Jesus had recently told them that he would die on the cross and soon they would be setting out on that fateful journey to Jerusalem.  The friends of Jesus will be caught up in the crisis and their faith will be tested.  But the Lord wants to give them hope.  So on the mountain top he is Transfigured, and they glimpse something of his heavenly glory.  The memory of this should give them hope in the future, even when times are hard.


We have been living through difficult times recently but the end of restrictions has given us new hope.  God is always with us!  As we approach the great feast of St Patrick this week may we celebrate it with joy and trust in God.


Fr Damian




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SATURDAY 12th              6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 13th                  10am Mass         

                                              4pm Stations of the Cross & Rosary

                                              5pm Mass


MONDAY 14th                10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 16th          7pm Vigil Mass


THURSDAY 17th             10am Mass

St Patrick’s Day                            followed by coffee morning in the parish hall.


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.






Recently Deceased
Mary Boylan

Vera Harrigan


Patsy Darragh, John Devine, Fiona Genovese, Grace Kelly,
Shaun McVeigh, Mary O’Reilly, Archie Osborne







to the families of
Sarah Gray

Cathal Gray
Ciaran Gray
Eli Barnes

who were baptised here last weekend.




There will be a vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 7pm and morning Mass on Thursday at 10am.  As a solemnity it is a day off Lent.  (Saturday 19th is also a day off Lent because it is St Joseph’s Day).


After 10am Mass on Thursday our Parish Pastoral Council are hosting a celebration coffee morning in the parish hall.  We would love to see you there!


Because St Patrick is the patron of our parish church, we can gain a plenary indulgence by coming to Mass or visiting Our Lady & St Patrick’s for private prayer on Thursday.


This is granted on the usual conditions:


  • That we reject sin
  • That we go to Holy Communion.
  • That we go to Confession
     (three weeks either side of Thursday)
  • That we pray for the Pope’s intentions
    (an Our Father and Hail Mary would be




The Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Our Lady & St Patrick’s each Sunday of Lent at 4pm.  After Stations the rosary will be prayed before 5pm Mass.





Thank you for supporting 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




SYNOD 2021-2023

Pope Francis has asked the whole Church to prepare for the next Synod of Bishops in Rome by taking part in a process of discernment.  He wants us to talk and listen about what path the Holy Spirit is directing the Church to follow at this time.  In our parish you can take part in this by answering some questions set by Bishop Noel Treanor. 


The third question is:


We are called to put our faith into action.  What makes it easier or more difficult to speak out or act in a Christian way in everyday life?


If you want to take part, pray and think over the question for a little while.  Then jot down your answer and drop it through the letter box of the parochial house or send it as an email to:






Trocaire packs are now available in the church.  These contain Trocaire boxes plus details of how you can contribute to their Lenten appeal online, by post or by phone.   In addition to their work in Africa which is featured in their publicity this year, Trocaire are also working to help in Ukraine.





ACN is another international charity that helps Catholics and other Christians facing poverty or
persecution. You can support their Ukraine appeal through their UK website:





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.  You can keep up to date with their latest offers on their Facebook page too!