Parish Bulletin

15th May 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter


In the Gospel today Jesus gives us his new commandment—to love one another.  The identifying mark of a Christian should be the way we love others.  “By this love you have for one another,” says Jesus, “everyone will know that you are my disciples.”


So is that true of us?  Of course we try to love our close family and friends as best we can.  But what about other people?  Would the people we work with say that we’re obviously Christians because of the kindness we show?  Would our neighbours say it’s a pleasure living beside a Catholic because we’re so generous and friendly?  Would a visitor or a newcomer to our parish say that they want to stay because of the welcome they receive from the people they meet at Mass?  It’s a good question to ask ourselves, isn’t it?!


Fr Damian




Parish webcam can be viewed on our YouTube channel
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SATURDAY 14th         5-5.30pm Confessions

                                                6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 15th                    10am Mass

                                                5pm Mass


MONDAY 16th                  10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 18th           10am Mass


FRIDAY 20th          5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                               7pm Mass


Our Lady & St Patrick’s is open every day for private prayer—usually from 11am to 6pm.






William Blaney, Martha Cochrane, Cissie Doherty,

David Doran, Eoin Henry, Charles Hennon,
Berna Kearney, James John Kelly, Robert Kelly,
Martin McAuley, Neal O’Boyle, Henry O’Loan,
Patrick O’Sullivan







To the P7 children from St Brigid’s Primary School who took part in their Service of Light & Commitment.  We keep them in our prayers as they prepare to receive Confirmation next month.





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





Our garden of remembrance for babies who died before or after birth will be formally opened and blessed by the Vicar General of the Diocese of Down & Connor, Mgr Patrick Delargy, on Sunday after 10am Mass. 


As part of the opening Mgr Delargy will unveil the plaque of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, which parishioners raised funds for last year.  There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served afterwards.  Please come and join us for this occasion if you can!





The graves in our parish cemetery will be blessed in a special prayer service on Sunday June 26th at 3pm.  You are invited to gather at your own family graves and to join in prayers for the dead and the rosary.  The names of those who have died in the last three years will be prayed for aloud.  During the rosary a priest will come to each part of the cemetery to bless the graves.  Please note that this ceremony will take place entirely outside and there will not be Mass. 





OLD & NEW@No.5

As we enjoy the North West 200 this weekend remember that all roads lead to Old & New, where we have lots of interesting things this week, both new and pre-loved!


Don't forget that we're also on Facebook so you can take time to browse through our photos. Hopefully you’ll find something that takes your fancy!


Our parish shop is open Wednesday - Saturday 10.00am- 4.30pm and we are based at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney.





Full board in hotel: 5 nights (13-18 July) from £685. For further information contact the Pilgrimage Office on (028) 9077 0162 or visit





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.  Thank you for supporting our collections.





Rachel’s Vineyard offer weekend retreats to help people who have been involved in abortions in the past.  For more information check or phone 00353 87859 2877.





Davy & Florence O’Neill would like to acknowledge everyone in the parish who sent them congratulations on their sixtieth wedding anniversary last month.  They have asked Fr Damian to offer Mass for all your intentions.





The Priory Institute in Dublin provides theology courses to degree level.  The institute is organised by the Irish Dominican community. Lectures take place on Saturdays and you can watch online or take part in person at the institute in Tallaght.  You can find out more about their courses for this year on their website at


This week they are having an online open evening on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm. To take part you can contact