Parish Bulletin

15th November 2020

Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time


Our parish gift bags are being distributed at the moment and over the next few weeks we hope at least every household in the parish will receive one.  These bags aren’t just about the parish census or collection—we really do want to send our gifts of holy water, rosary beads and prayers to every home.  We want the news about what’s
happening in the parish to be shared widely too.  In its own way, this project is about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the people of our parish and our town.


That’s why we made sure to make up lots of extra bags.  We all know there are so many people who don’t hear from the parish.  If we take a bag and pass it on to someone then we are giving them the gifts of prayer, God’s blessings and our best wishes.  Feel free to take a bag or two from the church and to share it with family or friends.


Fr Damian



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


SATURDAY 14th          6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 15th              10am Mass

                                             4pm Vespers & Benediction** (click here for the order of service)

                                             5pm Mass


MONDAY 16th            10am Mass                         


WEDNESDAY 18th    11am First Confession**


FRIDAY 20th         5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                             7pm Mass


** service not open to the public


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





Recently Deceased

Thomas McQuillan (Coleraine)



Anna May Cook, May Hanna, Mary McCann, Desmond (Desi) McGregor , June O’Kane


and all the names on our November Dead Lists.






to the family of Jamie McLoughlin who was baptised here last week

and to the children from Primary 4 of St Brigid’s PS who made their First Confession on Wednesday.




The Church grants a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory to those who come to a church and pray for the dead or who visit a cemetery during the month of November.  This is granted under the usual conditions that we:


  • Reject sin
  • Go to Confession (within 21 days either side)
  • Receive  Holy Communion
  • Pray for the Pope’s intentions
    (an Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed)


Those who are sick or housebound may gain the indulgence by praying for the dead at home.




Next Sunday (22nd Nov) is the feast of Christ the King—the last feast day of the Church’s year.  To mark the day there will be public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady & St Patrick’s from the end of 10am Mass until Vespers & Benediction at 4pm.  Please come and spend some time with the Lord Jesus present on the altar.  At the end of Benediction we will have the act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  A plenary indulgence is given to those who are present for this.




Parish gift bags are currently being distributed.  Those who have previously registered with the parish for envelopes will have their gift bag delivered to them in the next few weeks. 


If you haven’t registered with us before, there are bags available to take away from the church.  There are also spare bags which you are welcome to share with others to let them know about the parish.


The bag contains a number of religious gifts and information about the parish.  They also explain about two ways you can help the parish:


Parish Census

A pink parish census form is included.  Please consider filling this in with details about you and your household so that we can update the parish records and keep in touch more easily.  When completed, the pink form should be sent in to the parochial house.


Parish Finance

This has been a tough year for many families and a difficult time for the parish too.  We are very grateful that so many people have continued to support the parish and our other collections and appeals.  We hope you will be able to continue that generous support in 2021.


If you have previously registered with us your bag will include a new box of envelopes for 2020-21.  All the bags have standing order forms and details of how to contribute online.


Standing Orders

This year we would like to encourage parishioners to make their offertory contributions by monthly
standing order.  These are more convenient for a number of reasons:


For parishioners they make life easier because once they are set up with your bank you can just forget about them!  No need to look for change for envelopes each week and no need to worry if you’re not able to get to the church at any time.  And remember— you are in full control of the amount you give and you can change or cancel the standing order at any time.


For the parish these contributions reduce the need for cash handling and make our banking much easier.  And because the payments are regular, it allows us to plan ahead financially, especially for bigger projects.


To set up a regular standing order you can fill in the white form (Form B) and take it to your own bank.  Alternatively if you have internet banking you can set up the standing order yourself online.


Use the following details:


Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan

Sort code: 95-06-79 

Account No: 10020192.  


(If you have a box of envelopes you can use your envelopes number as a reference.)


We then ask you to fill in the yellow form (Form A).  It allows you to divide up your monthly contribution between the different collections and to sign up for gift aid.  Please send this form in to the parochial house.


Thank you very much for your support of the parish in all our collections.  We are very grateful for all your offerings.