Parish Bulletin

20th March 2022

Third Sunday of Lent


Pope Francis has decided to reconsecrate both Russia and Ukraine to Our Lady this Friday and has asked the priests and people of the world to join him in his prayer for peace. 


On Thursday evening (from 7 to 9pm) we will have a vigil of prayer and reparation in honour of Our Lady for this special intention.  On Friday we will join in the prayers of consecration at our normal evening Mass.  Next weekend a special collection for Ukraine will be taken up at all Masses.  Please support these initiatives if you can!


Fr Damian




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SATURDAY 19th        5-5.30pm Confessions

                                                6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 20th                     10am Mass         

                                                 4pm Stations of the Cross & Rosary

                                                5pm Mass


MONDAY 21st                    10am Mass


THURSDAY 24th                Evening of Prayer & Reparation for Peace

                                                7pm Mass

                                        7.30-9pm Adoration
                                                         including quiet prayer, Rosary and Benediction


FRIDAY 25th            5.30-6.30pm Confessions

The Annunciation                7pm Mass


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






Jeannie Marie Darragh, James Donnelly, Bernadette Henry, Gerry McGuigan,
Annie McKinley, Genevieve Elizabeth (Joan) McAteer, Brigid McNamee ,
Francis O’Boyle, Edward O’Neill, Ellen (Nellie) Rodgers, Sean & Marie Scullion,
Joan Truesdale, Eric Turner







to the family of Cormac McAuley who was baptised here last weekend,

and Niaomh Rodgers & Eugene McGuckin who celebrated their wedding last Saturday.




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





The Bishops of Ireland have asked for a national church collection to support humanitarian relief for those affected by the war in Ukraine.  The collection will take place next weekend (26th/27th). 

Donations can be brought to Mass next weekend or put through the front door of the parochial house. 


If you are making a donation by cheque please make it payable to
Parish of Ballymoney & Derrykeighan
and place it in an envelope marked Ukraine.




SYNOD 2021-2023

Pope Francis has asked the whole Church to prepare for the next Synod of Bishops in Rome by taking part in a process of discernment.  He wants us to talk and listen about what path the Holy Spirit is directing the Church to follow at this time.  In our parish you can take part in this by answering four questions set by Bishop Noel Treanor. 


The fourth question is:


What steps are the Holy Spirit calling all of us to take at this time?


If you want to take part, pray and think over the
question for a little while.  Then jot down your answer and drop it through the letter box of the parochial house or send it as an email to:





As well as looking at the Synod questions in our own parish, we have been invited to take part in a discussion on the questions with people from neighbouring parishes in the North Connor area.  The discussion will take place on Monday 21st March at 7pm in St Malachy’s Parish Centre in Coleraine. 





The Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Our Lady & St Patrick’s each Sunday of Lent at 4pm.  After Stations the rosary will be prayed before 5pm Mass.





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.




OLD & NEW@No.5

Our parish shop is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and you’ll find us at 5 Gate End.  You can keep up to date with their latest offers on their Facebook page too!





Now that restrictions have ended and numbers
attending Mass have begun to increase we hope to
restart our lay ministry of Holy Communion. 

Extraordinary Ministers carry out their service in two ways:

  • Assisting the priest to give out Holy Communion at Mass.
  • Bringing Holy Communion to the housebound.


If you are interested in serving as a minister in either (or both) of these ways, you are invited to a short meeting after 10am Mass on Sunday 3rd April.  We also need a volunteer coordinator to organise the rota for this


Ministers will be commissioned on Holy Thursday.  At this time we will only require ministers to help at the Friday evening, Saturday vigil and Sunday morning Masses.