Parish Bulletin

30th January 2022

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time


This week we enter the month of February which begins with two beautiful feast days.  February 1st is St Brigid's Day, second patron of Ireland.  Our parish primary school will be celebrating the day with a school Mass which you will be welcome to join online.


On Thursday 2nd we celebrate the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple.  It is also known as Candlemas and you are welcome to join us for Mass in the church on Wednesday evening.  More details below.


Fr Damian




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


SATURDAY 29th                 6pm Vigil Mass


SUNDAY 30th                     10am Mass

                                                (4pm Vespers & Benediction—Online only)

                                                 5pm Mass


MONDAY 31st                    10am Mass


TUESDAY 1st                    9.30am St Brigid’s Primary School Mass —
St Brigid’s Day                                not open to the public but can be watched online


WEDNESDAY 2nd              7pm Candlemas Procession & Mass

The Presentation


FRIDAY  4th            5.30-6.30pm Confessions

                                                7pm Mass


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






Brendan Douglas, Martin Elliott, Frank Havlin, Maureen McAleese, Thomas McGuigan,
David McGuigan, Evelyn McVicker, Rosemary Mooney, Vincent O’Brien







to the family of Sam Linton who was baptised last Sunday


and to Cherelle and Neil McAlister who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage this week.





Thank you for your support of 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





BBC Radio Ulster will be broadcasting our Sunday morning Mass on 13th February.  It will also be
available to listen to online on BBC Sounds.  There will be more details about the arrangements for this Mass in the coming weeks.





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.




OLD & NEW@No.5

Here at Old & New our clothes, shoes and accessories sale continues for another week, with all items half price.  We also have a good range of new items in the shop too.  Check out our marble based “Cupid” figurine lamp, our pair of bamboo tables, a selection of new tea sets, our lovely mahogany canterbury & our selection of wall mirrors!  We’re open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and you’ll find us at 5 Gate End.





The Psalms are the ancient prayers/songs of both Judaism and Christianity and are included in our Liturgy as well as the Divine Office of the Church. During Lent, when we are asked to give more time to prayer, we will explore and pray, in the company of  C S Lewis, some of the most beautiful Psalms.  The programme is for ‘Anyone at all whose heart is open to new dimensions of human experience… like someone who has not had a good meal for a week or two. It is all there.’ (N T Wright)


The programme will run on -line:

Tues 1 March  for 6 weeks until Tues 5 April


A second programme will run as follows:

Thurs 3 March  for 6 weeks until Thurs 7April


Time: 7-8.30pm


To register, please contact  Kieran Hill stating your preference to attend either the Tuesday or Thursday evening session.


Email:    Tel: 07964287839





Dates have now been set for the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation in our parish this spring.  They will be communicated to families through St Brigid’s Primary School and Ballymoney Model Primary School.


Families with children living in our parish but attending other schools who wish to receive the
sacraments this year should email the parish:
before Friday 18th February.


First Confession
is open to children living in our parish who have been baptised and are in Primary 3 or above.


First Holy Communion
is open to children living in our parish who have made First Confession and are in Primary 4 or above.


is open to children living in our parish who have made First Holy Communion and are in Primary 7 or above.





Wednesday is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  It is also known as Candlemas because it is the day when candles are blessed in the church.  We will have Mass and the blessing on Wednesday at 7pm.  Hand candles will be available and you are welcome to bring candles from home to be blessed as well.