Parish Bulletin

Sunday 13th June 2021

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time


June is the month of special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and we celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday evening. Why did Jesus want us to think about his heart? Well, all through history humans have seen the heart as the source of love. Look at everything from St Valentines cards to emojis on our phones. The heart is the universal symbol of love! And so Jesus invites us to think of his heart because he wants us to know just how much he loves us.


But the Sacred Heart is more than just a cute symbol—it’s wounded. The heart of Jesus is hurt by those who don't love him. But he is consoled by those faithful souls who do! So let's lift up our hearts to Jesus this month and do our best to love him in return.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 12th           5pm Confessions (until 5.30pm)

                                          6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 13th              10am Mass

                                      2.30pm Online Down & Connor Knock Pilgrimage

                                          5pm Mass


MONDAY 14th            10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 16th     10am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 18th            5.30pm Confessions (until 6.30)

                                         7pm Mass


Our Lady & St Patrick’s is open Friday to Monday from 12noon to 4pm for private prayer.




We have been having some technical difficulties with our webcam this week.  There will be a reduced service of videos this week and some ceremonies will not be available to watch until later in the day.  We hope to be back to normal very soon.






Margaret (Peggy) Doherty, Lizzie Douglas, Mary McClements






Congratulations to the families of

Oscar Jarzynski

Ronan Deeney


who were baptised in the parish last weekend.


We also celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday for young people from St Brigid’s Primary School and Ballymoney Model.  Congratulations to them as well!




This week we pray in a special way for the intentions of the Archibald, Gilmore, McAlister and McGill 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




Please remember that there are still restrictions on the number of people who may attend funerals, weddings and baptisms at this time.  These ceremonies are not open to the general public and you should only attend if you have been directly invited by the family. 




A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Secretary for Dunloy & Cloughmills Parish, 14, Presbytery Lane, Dunloy, BT44 9DZ.


The post holder will be required to:

  • provide confidential, efficient and effective secretarial support to the Parish Priest,
  • assistance to visitors and parishioners who visit or make contact with the Parish office,
  • and to effectively and efficiently manage and maintain the Parish Office.


The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm daily.  Rate of Pay £10.50 gross per hour. Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website.






The Diocesan Knock Virtual Pilgrimage takes place this Sunday (13th June). The ceremonies will be streamed live on the shrine website and on Knock Shrine Facebook page. The programme will commence with Rosary at 2.30pm and Mass will be celebrated at 3pm by Fr. Richard Gibbons, Rector of the Shrine. Bishop Treanor will give a short message of welcome to the people of our Diocese by means of a video, which will be shown at 2.55pm. 


You are invited to place a Petition by visiting the Knock Shrine Website and all the Petitions will be before the Altar during the Mass. You may also request that a candle be lit for your intentions. 


Daily Masses continue to be broadcast on the Knock Shrine website and Facebook page at 12noon and 7.30pm with the Rosary at 7pm.  On Sunday Mass is broadcast at 12noon and 3pm with the Rosary at 2.30pm.




Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. 


The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on.  Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or