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Bulletin - 27 April 08

Sixth Sunday of Easter

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

All Saints’ Church:

Saturday 7.30pm Vigil

Sunday 8.30am. 10.00am, 12.30pm

Church of Our Lady, Harryville:

Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 11.30am

Church of St Patrick, Crebilly:

Sunday 10.00am

Church of St Patrick, The Braid:

Sunday 10.00am

WEEK DAY MASS TIMES

All Saints: Church:

Monday to Saturday 10.00am

Friday 7.30pm

Church of Our Lady, Harryville:

Church of St Patrick, The Braid:

Monday to Friday 9.00am. Saturday 11.00am

First Friday of month at 7.30pm

Thursdays of other weeks at 7.30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

All Saints’ Church:

Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday 12 noon-1pm and 6.30pm-7.25pm

Church of Our Lady:

After daily Mass.

Church of St Patrick, Crebilly:

Before Mass on Sunday

Church of St Patrick, The Braid:

Confessions available before each Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration on Friday as overleaf -

Offertory - £3670.00

The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up next Sunday.

Thank you for your continued generosity to Parish Funds.

Contacts: Parish Office 256 41515

SVP Helpline: 25650417 – Team D

Harryville Helpline: 25631611

SVP Thrift Shop: 25644122

WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS

If you are new to our parish, please introduce yourself to one of the priests.

Web site address www.ballymenaparish.org

 

We welcome into our Church:

·Rory Liam McLaughlin, Nadine Philippa Roddy, Roseanna Philomena Sime


MONTH’S MIND: Mary Darragh

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

Frankie Sloan, Thomas Quinn, Sarah Agnew, Josephine Mulvenna, Charles Mulvenna, Mary Boyle, Owen Boyle, Paddy Hurrell, Jeannie Hurrell, Winifred Hughes, Kathleen Mulholland, Vincent Higgins, Patrick Small, Mary Catherine McCamphill, John & Annie Dillon, Kathleen McCluskey, Teresa (McGarry) Courtney, Frankie Sloan, Elizabeth Boyle, Julia McAlister, Diarmuid McKeith, Harry McCollam, Thomas McMullan, Mary McMullan, Eileen Gillen, Pat Diamond, Mary Looney, Elizabeth McFall, Jim Rodden,

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DO THIS IN MEMORY – The children from St Brigid’s Primary School will receive First Eucharist at the 10am Mass in All Saints’ Church today (Sunday 27 April)

The centre aisle will be reserved for the children and their families.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND: Friday next is the first Friday of the month and the sick and housebound will be attended. Please note that Monsignor Connolly will not attend those on his sick list this week. They will be contacted later to make arrangements.

SPECIAL MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: New daily rota now available in the usual place.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will be suspended on Friday from 12.30pm until 2.30pm because of a wedding.

FORTY HOURS OF PRAYER will take place in All Saints’ Church from Thursday 8 May beginning with evening Mass at 7.30pm and concluding with the Saturday Vigil Mass on the eve of Pentecost Sunday. The speaker this year is Briege O’Hare from the Family Ministry Office. The time-table for Adoration will appear in the bulletin next weekend.

CHEF/COOK is required for the Parish Centre Café which is due to open in the near future. Applicants must have City and Guilds 706 1&2 or equivalent plus food/hygiene Certificate. Hours 9.30am-2pm seven days per week. Additional hours may be available to cater for Parish functions etc. For further details, contact Sadie 02825631236.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP – after a long break due to the shortage of volunteers and the lack of suitable accommodation it is hoped that the group will recommence in September of this year. As always volunteers are required to get the group going again. We are starting the process now due to the legal requirements regarding the care and protection of children and vulnerable adults. This process not only protects the child but the volunteers as well. It is intended to hold information sessions to give advice and guidance and hopefully allay any fears about what the process involves. It should be stressed that the process is not optional. Please put your name forward and don’t be put off by the legal requirements, come along to the information sessions and get all the details. If you are interested please leave your name and contact telephone number on the sheets provided at the following locations: All Saints’ Church – at the back of church and side porch. Harryville – in the entrance hall. Crebilly – in the porch.

CEMETERY SUNDAY IN CREBILLY will take place this year on 25 May.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE – Ballymena. This course will run on three consecutive Tuesday evenings 10, 17 and 24 June from 7pm-10pm in the Parish Centre. Due to the increasing demand for courses, couples are advised to book their place well in advance of the wedding. Telephone 028 3833 4781.

TIME FOR A CHALLENGE? ACCORD, the diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family is looking for group workers for its Marriage Education Services. If you are interested contact: ACCORD Regional Office, Cana House, 56 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6AF. Tel 02890 233002 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Counsellors Required: ACCORD is seeking to recruit counsellors who have completed or are working towards completion of an Accredited Counselling Training Course and who have counselling experience with supervision. For further details contact ACCORD at above address.

WHAT’S ON:

COFFEE MORNING in aid of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society in the Parish Centre on Saturday 3 May from 10.30am – 12 noon. Please come along. Many lovely prizes to be won.

WAVENEY CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP Supper Dance in Michelin Club on Saturday 10 May. Dancing from 9pm-late. Music by Country Fiddle. Admission £5.00.

ALL SAINTS DRAMA GROUP continues to meet on Tuesday evenings in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm. New members welcome. We request that you must be over 16 years of age. Contact number 07968027292.

BINGO! BINGO! BINGO! From Sunday 27 April, the Parish Bingo will be held every Sunday evening at 8pm in the new Parish Centre. Best value Bingo around. Books £3, Flyover Sheet £1. Two Jackpot Prizes of £100 and £300. Come along, bring a friend and support your Parish.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

CHOICE WEEKEND at Drumalis on 17th and 18th May. Faith and Fun can go together. Contact Drumalis on 028 28272196 or 028 2827 6455 (during office hours) or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VISIT GLENVEIGH NATIONAL PARK on Saturday 21 June. If interested, please contact either Ballymena 25640719 or 25640968 as soon as possible. If there is enough response, full details will follow.

DIVINE HEALING MINISTRIES invite you to a Series of Special Services of Healing.

The Healing of Trauma – Speaker: Rev Nigel Mumford, Diocese of Albany, USA on Monday 28 April at 1pm St George’s, High St. Monday 28 April at 8pm in St Anne’s Cathedral. Tuesday 29 April at 8pm in St Finnians, Cregagh.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 28 June. Coach departs from All Saints’ car park. For further information and seat reservations contact 25644730, 25650527 or 25649569.

ANNUAL ONE DAY RETREAT to Benedictine Monastery, Rostrevor on Saturday 31 May. Cost (including coach, meal and tips) £20. £10 non-refundable deposit when booking. To reserve please contact either 25640719 or 25640968 as soon as possible.

DOWN & CONNOR DIOCESAN ONE DAY Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 8 June. Fare (including driver’s tip) £12.00. Non refundable deposit of £5 at time of booking. To book please contact either Ballymena 25640719 or 25640968 immediately.

FATIMA – 23 September – 7 nights full board. Contact Bridie 25644181.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORE 31 May for 7 nights – half board accommodation. £419 per person (Ex Belfast) Spiritual Director – Fr M Henry. For further details, contact Stephanie Donnelly 028 207 68917.

NON-STOP DRAW WINNERS (Week 23) £50 – Geraldine McCambridge (Prom.) M Burke. £15.00 – DJ McNeill (Prom.) A McNeill. £15.00 – Mairead O’Hara (Prom.) M Burke. £15.00 – Mary Polly (Prom.) M Loughlin. £15.00 – Margaret Kearney (Prom.) B Walsh. £15.00 – Aimee McNaghten (Prom.) M Burke. £15.00 – Brigid McKeown (Prom.) B Walsh.

ALL SAINTS GAC NOTES: Lotto – winning numbers last week 5,7,8. No winner –£20 – J McAdorey. Jackpot tonight £600. All Saints GAC will be hosting a boxing tournament at the Leighinmohr House Hotel on Friday 16 May at 8pm. The evening will consist of 8 bouts of boxing including an exhibition bout and a 3 course meal. Tables for this occasion will be for ten persons at a cost of £40 per head. For further info contact 25640567/07889617341 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Due to a high level of interest expressed by members the club intend placing a further order for club gear. If you would like to purchase any items, please contact Raymond on 02825655614/07745866605 or Michael on 02825640938/07725084341. Anyone wishing to order club gear should not that the final date for submitting is Sunday 27 April. We will require payment when placing your order. Juvenile football training has moved outdoors to Slemish Park on beginning at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.45pm. This training replaces FUNdamentals training that was taking place in St Louis. Once again we would appeal to anyone interested in coaching/helping out to come along and make themselves known to the coaches on the evening. ACHL Div 4A – Senior hurling – All Saints v St Agnes’ today (Sunday 27th) at Slemish Park. Throw in 3pm.

SMALL ADS:

SVP SHOP open daily Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Saturday 10am-2pm. New and used furniture on sale as well as good quality clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac etc.

The SVP shop will re-locate to new premises at the Parish Centre in the near future.

First Communion and Confirmation Gifts available from Francis McAuley’s Repository, Broughshane St.

 
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