Parish Bulletin

22nd August 2021

Twenty First Sunday of Ordinay Time


When he died on the cross, the Lord gave himself up completely as a sacrifice for us.  And when he feeds us with Holy Communion we receive the sacred Body and Blood that he offered.  Christ truly gives us his all.


And he wants us to learn how to live our lives the same way.  Christians should always be thinking of others, putting their needs first.  God promises us that the more we give, the more we ourselves will receive in return.  As we finish the teaching on the Eucharist in our Sunday Gospel this weekend, may we be truly grateful for the gift Jesus gives us, and may we be willing, in turn, to make sacrifices for others in memory of him.


Fr Damian



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SATURDAY 21st               5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                              6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 22nd                  10am Mass

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


MONDAY 23rd                 10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 25th       9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 27th                 5.30pm Confessions (until 6.30)

                                              7pm Mass


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





Recently Deceased

Breedh Doey, Coleraine


Month’s Mind

Joe Gilmore



Tony Donaghy, Eimèar McCloskey, John McFeely, Johny Maxwell







To the families of  Isabella Watson and Ella O’Neill who were baptised last weekend.





This week we pray in a special way for the Cassidy, Darragh, Gibson and McAfee housholds.





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

Ladies, our summer sale of clothes is on this week! All clothes are being offered at 50% off their ticket price and there’s a really good selection to choose from so don’t miss out!


As always, there’s a real mix of collectibles and small furnishings again this week and our half price sale continues on silver plate and Belleek.  For the art lover, we have a nice selection of small watercolours and pictures on offer and as always there’s lots lots more!


We’re open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney.





Commencing Monday, 20 September, hosted by Drumalis via Zoom.  Applications are now being
accepted for this popular one-year programme for those who want a closer relationship with God.  Living out faith isn't easy against the backdrop of our fast-paced, noisy and instantaneous culture. The Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living course will give you the tools and space to become attuned to God's voice in the midst of the clamour.  The course will take place over 21 Monday evening sessions from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm via Zoom.





The Priory Institute in Dublin provides online theology courses up to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Our courses offer people the chance to study theology from home in their own time and be part of a supportive student community. This seems to be more appreciated in these restricted times as our student numbers are up on last year. Register now for Autumn 2021. Find out more on our website





Anyone seeking help or interested in assisting us with our work can contact our helpline (07860 455 549) or any member of the Society.





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





Marriage Encounter will be delivering an online course using Zoom on 11-12 September 2021. 


Couples planning to get married in 2022/23 are invited to take part.  This course is a positive way of preparing for marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship.  For further information or to book your place contact: or 028 276 38512




“Thanks to God and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together.


“Being vaccinated is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for one’s family and friends, love for all people. Love is also social and political, there is social love and political love; it is universal, always overflowing with small gestures of personal charity capable of transforming and improving societies .


“Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other. I pray to God that everyone may contribute their own small grain of sand, their own small gesture of love, because no matter how small, love is always great.


"God bless you, and thank you.”

                                                                              - Pope Francis,  the Vatican, 18th August 2021