Parish Bulletin

19th September 2021

Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time


In Sunday’s second reading St James warns us to avoid arguments and disagreements.  And he gives us some tough advice.  If we are angry with someone else we should focus on our own attitude not theirs.  That’s a hard message to hear when you’re hurt or offended - but it’s the way that Jesus himself behaved.


The way of Jesus seems very hard for us to follow.  But the alternative is to give in to anger and revenge—and that hurts us much more than it ever affects anyone else.  May the Lord to help us this week to forgive, forget and find peace for our hearts.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 18th              5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                             6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 19th                 10am Mass

                                             4pm Vespers & Benediction (not open to the public)                                                                                                  5pm Mass


MONDAY 20th               10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 22nd    9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 24th                    no confessions today

                                            7pm Mass


Our Lady & St Patrick’s is now open every day for private prayer—usually from 11am to 4pm.






Recently Deceased

Mary Campbell, Cookstown




Fr Vincent McKinley PP, Danny Hendrie, Martha McFeely, Joe O’Boyle, Nora Rodgers







This week we pray for in a special way for the McClintock, McErlain, O'Connor and Rafferty families.





Just a reminder about the Autumn Voluntary Collection that is taken up at Masses this weekend (18/19th).  This collection goes to the Down & Connor Priest’s Welfare Fund (along with the Christmas Day, Easter Sunday and Monthly Offering collections).  It is this fund which pays the monthly stipend to each of our priests.  In the last year the fund has been reduced significantly so Bishop Noel Treanor asks everyone to consider giving generously to the Autumn collection.  Thank you for your continued support and generosity to your priests.





The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University has reopened for the new academic year.  We are a vibrant community of faith and friendship at the heart of campus where students feel welcome, listened-to, valued and supported.  For more on our liturgy schedule, events, facilities and amazing Café, visit  We can’t wait to welcome you!





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




OLD & NEW @No.5

This week, we have our last pair of sitting dogs in our window display, along with a new supply of rabbits and hares!


Check out our German Shepherd and Golden Retriever figurines which also arrived this week too!  You’ll also see in the centre of our window, a very nice etched glass mirror and a vintage period print which is new in shop too 


Open 10-4.30pm as always from Wednesday - Saturday , 5 Gate End Ballymoney.





Fr Damian will be away between Friday and Sunday afternoon next weekend so please note that there will be no confessions or devotions.  All Masses will be as normal but the webcam may not be available for some of these. 





Our Bethany team are here to help the bereaved and grieving by listening and offering support.  To contact them phone 07594 162 499.





The society of St Vincent de Paul are hosting a Let’s get back together again afternoon for senior
citizens and those living alone on Sunday 10th October at The Crannagh, Portstewart Road, Coleraine.

The event offers a chance to get together to enjoy good food, good company and some light entertainment.


To register your interest in attending the event please phone our SVP phoneline (07860 455 549) and leave a message with your name and contact number. 


The closing date for booking is September 26th.


A £5 contribution per person is gratefully appreciated.


Anyone seeking help or interested in assisting us with our work can also contact us on 07860 455 549 or by speaking to any member of the Society.





Youth Worker Coleraine/Portstewart/Portrush Parishes

Three Year Contract


We are seeking to recruit a motivated and talented individual who will be responsible for the implementation of the Triangle Parishes Project for the purpose of impacting the lives of children and young people. This work includes:


  1. Faith development initiatives.
  2. Community relations initiatives.
  3. Work in Youth Centres.
  4. Community services such as job creation and skills development.


We see this as an excellent opportunity and challenge for an experienced Youth Worker to join our Diocesan Team, where the terms are based on a 3-year Fixed Term Contract appointment requiring 37.5 hours attendance each week. If interested in making an application for this post, more details can be found on the Diocesan website at:, on the Community NI website and on Application packs can also be obtained from Coleraine, Portstewart or Portrush Parish Office.


Closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021