Parish Bulletin

25th July 2021

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time


Our Holy Father Pope Francis has declared that this Sunday should be the first annual Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly.


In his message for this celebration (which Fr Damian will read on Sunday) the Pope speaks about the wisdom and life experience that older people bring to the Church and Society.  This is a blessing and one that younger people should respect and appreciate.  And the Pope also challenges older people to listen to the new things God is asking them to do to help share the Gospel with younger generations.


May God bless all the elderly in our parish this weekend!


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 24th            5pm Confessions (until 5.30)

                                           6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 25th               10am Mass

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

                                           5pm Mass


MONDAY 26th              10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 28th    9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 30th              5.30pm Confessions (until 6.30)

                                           7pm Mass


Our Lady & St Patrick’s is open Friday to Monday from 12noon to 4pm for private prayer.






Recently Deceased

Joe Gilmore

Margaret McCormick (Coleraine)


Month’s Mind

Monica O’Sullivan



Patrick Connolly, Elizabeth Gillan, John Gillan, Roger McConnell, Josephine McKenna,
Patrick Joseph McKenna, Ursula Wright






Throughout 2021 we are praying for the households who registered in our parish census last year.  This week we pray in a special way for the Hanna, Lawrence, O'Neill and Strang households.




To mark the Day of Prayer for Grandparents the Church grants a plenary indulgence on Sunday to all those who spend some time visiting or contacting someone who is elderly.


In addition to the visit or contact (by phone or online) the indulgence requires us to follow the usual conditions -
 That we:

  • Reject sin
  • Go to Mass and receive Holy Communion.
  • Go to Confession (within three weeks either side of Sunday)
  • Pray for the Pope’s intentions.



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




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.



OLD & NEW @No.5

Our parish shop is open Wednesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm.  Located at 5 Gate End, Ballymoney




One of our parishioners is advertising for the following role. 


PA/Carer, post available in the Ballymoney via direct payments, £10.35 per hour.


10 hours per week 1 or 2 days a week this role is to support a young male in his twenties, who has a brain injury TBI. He enjoys being active & social he is walker user/ wheelchair users requires support to enable independent.


This role is to support ongoing rehabilitation sessions actives such as attending and supporting gym sessions, hydro therapy, swimming pool exercise sessions and home physiotherapist etc.


Working days flexible Tuesday, Fridays and occasional Saturdays. Additional hours via holiday cover if interested.


Full training will be provided but experience desirable within the carer sector or a knowledge of exercise, physio, personal training, students of health and social care, physiotherapist, OT, health and well being or an awareness or brain injury.


Must respect and follow all COVID guidelines.

Driving licence essential and completion of Access NI.


To apply email resume to with subject REF0271.


Closing date 12/08/2021




The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on the lough shore is now open daily.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several information boards highlight features of particular interest.  Leaflets are available at the Visitors Centre.  A guided walk experience will be offered on Sunday 25th and Saturday 31st July, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  Further dates for these guided walks will follow for late August and early September.




St Anne and St Joachim, you were especially favoured by God to be the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. You provided your daughter with a loving home, family and faithful teaching, and brought her up to be the worthy Mother of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Your faith laid the foundation of courage and strength that allowed Mary to stand by the Cross as her Son was crucified and to still believe. In communion with Mary and Joseph, intercede to your grandson,
Jesus, for all grandparents, so that they may help their families to grow in faith and to discover the mission that God entrusts to them.  Amen.