Parish Bulletin

24th October 2021

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time


This Sunday is the Church's World Mission Sunday when we show our support of missionaries working around the world. 


The theme Pope Francis has chosen this year is: ‘We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard’ (Acts 4:20).  In his message for the day, the Holy Father  says: ‘Once we experience the power of God’s love we cannot help but share what we have seen and heard.  Jesus’ relationship with his disciples shows us the extent to which God loves us and makes his own our joys and sufferings, our hopes and our concerns’.


This weekend our prayer, reflection and material help will be a lifeline to missionaries in all continents who are striving to preach and live the Good News that God loves us.


Fr Damian




Parish webcam can be viewed on our YouTube channel
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SATURDAY 23rd        6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 24th             10am Mass

                                         4pm Vespers & Benediction (online only)
                                         5pm Mass


MONDAY 25th           10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 27th    10am Mass (online only)


FRIDAY 29th            5.30pm Confessions

                                         7pm Mass



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






Recently Deceased

Rose McGuigan

Rachel Dempsey



Rosemary Friel, Eileen McAlister, James McSheffrey, Jeannie McSheffrey, Gerard McSheffrey

Margaret O’Brien, Terence O’Brien, Sarah O’Connor, John O’Reilly,






to Sophie Quigg and Craig McLester who were married in Our Lady & St Patrick’s this week.





This week we pray in a special way for the Cushnahan, Diver, Hogg and McClements households.





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





The second collection on World Mission Sunday is for the Propagation of the Faith.  This money is used by the Pope to support missionaries around the world.  Thank you for your generosity.





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.





October is the month of special devotion to the rosary.  For this fourth week of the month we might focus on the Glorious Mysteries:


1 The Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-2, 5-8)

2 The Ascension into Heaven (Matthew 28: 18-20)

3 The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-6)

4 The Assumption of Our Lady (Luke 1:48)

5 The Crowning of Our Lady  (Apocalypse 12:1)


Our friends at the Catholic Minute Facebook page pray the rosary together at 8pm each evening from Mondays to Thursdays. 





Work is continuing on our Garden of the Good Shepherd.  We are hoping to commission a stone
relief panel showing Jesus the Good Shepherd to be mounted on the garden wall.  The proposed panel will measure 74x55cm and the cost will be around £2500. 


If you would like to make a contribution to the cost of the garden it would be much appreciated.  Cheques or cash can be left at the parochial house (please mark on the envelope that they are for the Garden Appeal).  You can also make a one off payment online to our bank
account using the details on the opposite page.


We have currently raised £605.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. 





November is the month of special prayer for the Holy Souls.  From this weekend November Dead Lists and envelopes are available in the church.  Please take them home and write down the names of your deceased family and friends who you want to be prayed for. 


From next weekend they can be left in the church at Mass time or posted through the door of the parochial house.  The names will be placed before the altar throughout the month of November and prayed for at every Mass and devotions.  You may wish to include an offering in your envelope and these are very gratefully received.




OLD & NEW @No.5

Our parish shop is having a crystal sale this week! All our crystal is reduced by 25% and there are many, many nice pieces.


Check out our new range of Goebel figurines and our lidded trunks which have just arrived in. Our clothing range has been updated and there are lots of handbags and scarves as well.


There are also lots of new paintings, small pieces of furniture, lamps, ceramics and other collectibles available this week and we hope there will be something to tempt you!


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