Parish Bulletin

26th September 2021

Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time


This Sunday might be the Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time as far as most of us are concerned, but for Fr Damian it has another significance.  September 26th is the feast of the twin saints Cosmas and Damian, so it’s Fr Damian’s patron saint’s day.  In some countries this is as big a deal as your birthday.  Sadly that’s not the case in Ireland, but that won’t stop Fr Damian having a slice of cake!


Do you know when your patron saint’s day is?  What about the saint of your birthday or the day you were married?  God has given us the communion of saints to support us on our own journey to heaven.  Let’s celebrate them and receive their blessing.


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


SATURDAY 25th           6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 26th               10am Mass
                                           5pm Mass


MONDAY 27th              10am Mass


WEDNESDAY 29th     9.30am Mass (not open to public)


FRIDAY 1st                  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.






Month’s Mind

Jessie Neill



Rosie & Willie McCann, John McGinty, Ellen McGuigan, William O’Connor, Edna Stinson







This week we pray in a special way for Billy & Lily O'Neill whose wedding anniversary is at this time.






Fr Damian is away from Friday to Sunday morning.  We welcome Fr James O’Reilly who is
covering our Masses and Causeway Hospital.  Fr James is curate in Antrim parish and chaplain to Antrim Area Hospital.  Many thanks to him for his help this weekend.






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

Our Autumn and Winter range of clothes, scarves, handbags and shoes are available from this week
onwards. Call in and take a look this week at what’s on offer!


There’s also lots of small furnishings, ceramics, paintings and pictures.   Check out our new storage boxes, our ‘Afternoon Tea’ teaset and our little collection of Worcester, Beswick and Hummell figurines.


Open 10-4.30pm as always from Wednesday - Saturday , 5 Gate End Ballymoney.






The society of St Vincent de Paul are hosting a Let’s get back together again afternoon for senior
citizens and those living alone on Sunday 10th October at The Crannagh, Portstewart Road, Coleraine.

The event offers a chance to get together to enjoy good food, good company and some light entertainment.


Transport is now in place for those attending and availability still remains. To register your interest in
attending the event please phone our SVP phoneline (07860 455 549) and leave a message with your name and contact number.  The closing date for booking is extended to Sunday October 3rd.


Sunday 10th October schedule:

1pm         Board bus in carpark opposite the church.

Face masks must be worn while travelling on the bus.

1-15pm    Bus departs for The Crannagh.

1-45pm    Arrival The Crannagh

2pm         Lunch - A traditional Sunday Roast /Trio of desserts/ Tea Coffee.

(Anyone with dietary needs please speak with a SVP member)

3-15pm - 4-30pm  Light Entertainment

4-45pm    Bus departs The Crannagh

5-15pm    Bus arrives Chapel car park.


A £5 contribution per person is gratefully appreciated.


Anyone seeking help or interested in assisting us with our work can also contact us on 07860 455 549 or by speaking to 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.





Youth Worker Coleraine/Portstewart/Portrush Parishes Three Year Contract


We are seeking to recruit a motivated and talented individual who will be responsible for the implementation of the Triangle Parishes Project for the purpose of impacting the lives of children and young people. This work includes:


  1. Faith development initiatives.
  2. Community relations initiatives.
  3. Work in Youth Centres.
  4. Community services such as job creation and skills development.


We see this as an excellent opportunity and challenge for an experienced Youth Worker to join our Diocesan Team, where the terms are based on a 3-year Fixed Term Contract appointment requiring 37.5 hours attendance each week. If interested in making an application for this post, more details can be found on the Diocesan website at:, on the Community NI website and on Application packs can also be obtained from Coleraine, Portstewart or Portrush Parish Office.


Closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021