Parish Bulletin

17th April 2022

Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday is the greatest of all the Church’s feast days each year.  Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  In our Gospel we hear how his disciples discovered the empty tomb and began to have faith that Christ was risen.


In the second reading the attention turns to us and our own reaction to the resurrection.  St Paul tells us that because Jesus is risen and alive, so everything about our lives is different too.  We are the brothers and sisters of Jesus and our destiny is to live with him in heaven.


On behalf of the whole parish community, I would like to wish a very happy Easter to all our parishioners and your family and friends.  May the risen Jesus bless us abundantly!

Fr Damian




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SATURDAY 16th         11am-12noon Confessions

Holy Saturday                              9pm Easter Vigil


SUNDAY 17th                            10am Mass         

Easter Sunday                              4pm Easter Vespers & Benediction

                                                        5pm Mass


MONDAY 18th                           10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 20th                    10am Mass


FRIDAY 22nd                  5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                                         7pm Mass


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







Recently Deceased
Fr John Cargan, PP Kilrea


Joan Beckett, Eileen Doherty, Emma Douglas, Christina Durkan, Liyida Kozyr,
Elizabeth McClements, Lorna McLaughlin, John Joe McMullan, Johnny Tweed







to the two parishioners who were received into the Catholic church yesterday and who received their
Confirmation and  First Communion.





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





As Christians we remember the commandment of God to keep holy the Sabbath day and to celebrate the Eucharist “in memory of me”.  For that reason Catholics are obliged to come to Mass on Sundays and holy days (or their vigils) unless they have a serious reason.  The obligation was temporarily removed during the pandemic but is now restored from Easter Sunday.





The group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning at Ballymoney Football Club including the volunteers and local businesses who helped.  £1530 has been raised for this good cause.





Next Sunday (24th April) is the feast of Divine Mercy.  The Church grants a plenary indulgence to those who venerate the Divine Mercy image on this day and who have both gone to confession and received Holy


The image of Divine Mercy will be venerated at both the 10am and 5pm Masses next Sunday.  Our afternoon devotions will begin at 3pm with the chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by a time of quiet adoration.  At 4pm we  have Vespers & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.


Confessions will be available this week on Friday evening (5.30-6.30pm),  Saturday evening
(5-5.30pm), and next Sunday afternoon (3.15-3.50pm).



How to pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy with rosary beads:

Begin with an Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostles' Creed


Then on the large bead before each decade pray:

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.


On the 10 small beads of each decade pray:

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


After all 5 decades of are complete finish by praying three times:

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.





During the Easter season the Regina Caeli prayer is prayed instead of the Angelus at 12noon and 6pm.  It is also chanted in Latin at the end of many liturgies.


Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia;

Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,

Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia:

Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.


Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

For he whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,

Has risen as he said, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.


V.  Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R.  For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.





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 your support for our collections.





The Knights are marking the centenary of the death of their founder, local clergyman Canon James O’Neill on May 6th and 7th at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle. 


You are invited to join their events with guest speakers:


Friday 6th May 2pm—Bishop Noel Treanor followed by Dr. Eamon Phoenix with a talk on the social, political and economic times in Ireland one hundred years ago


Saturday 7th May 2pm - Mickey Harte, All Ireland winning manager telling his faith journey.