Parish Bulletin

24th April 2022

Feast of Divine Mercy


This Sunday 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 Communion around this time.


The image of Divine Mercy will be venerated at both the 10am and 5pm Masses on Sunday.  Our afternoon devotions will begin at 3pm with the chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by a hour of quiet adoration.  At 4pm we  have Vespers & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please take advantage of the blessings you are offered on this feast day!


Fr Damian




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SATURDAY 23rd        5-5.30pm Confessions

                                                6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 24th                    10am Mass

Divine Mercy                        3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

                                                                with Adoration until 4pm             

                                                4pm Vespers & Benediction

                                                5pm Mass


No weekday morning Masses this week.


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.






Month’s Mind
Bernadette Muldoon


Leo Coyle, Catherine Havlin, Eugene McCaffrey,
Joan McCaffrey, Jamie McClelland, Moira McClelland,

Bernard McGilligan, Susan McGilligan, Brendan Smyth







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





This week is known as low week in the Church after the ceremonies and festivities of Holy Week and Easter week.  It is traditionally a time of rest for clergy and so there will be no morning Masses this week and the parish office will be closed.  Fr Damian will still be available for hospital calls and in the event of a funeral.





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 now once again obliged to come to Mass on Sundays and holy days (or their vigils) unless they are sick, looking after
someone or have another serious reason. 





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 supporting 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.





Ballymena parish are having their annual May novena to Our Lady from Sunday May 1st to Monday May 9th this year.  The novena takes place at St Patrick’s Church, Crebilly Road (just outside the town) at 7.30pm each evening.  Fr Damian will be guest celebrant at the opening Mass next Sunday evening, and on the following nights there will be guest speakers alongside the rosary and novena prayers.  All are very welcome to attend.





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.



OLD & NEW@No.5

The new spring stock is here at our parish shop and there's so much to see!  Firstly, for gardeners we’ve got planters, bird baths, sundials, wall compasses and decorations.  For the animal lover, we’ve got a range of new dogs, ducks, hens, pigs, elephants and horses. For those looking something a little bit different we have bamboo painted ladders, sun mirrors, colourful wall plaques, bird cages, greyhound heads, and much much more!  You won’t be disappointed if you visit us this week as there really is something for everyone!


Open Wednesday - Saturday 10.00am- 4.30pm and we are based at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney!