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SVP: We need your help

St Vincent de Paul need your help to support individuals and families in poverty here in Ballymena. Because of the current situation requests for help are increasing and funds available are decreasing.

Over the last months the average spend per week is about £1900, average income is about £1000 per week. We have been supported each week by funds from the Area but this resource is not infinite.

Since March we have had about 450 requests for assistance from individuals and families. This will only increase with the onset of winter and the economic effects of the Covid situation.

We have helped with food, heating, electricity, white goods such as cookers and washing machines and beds for those in need. We also support community projects like breakfast clubs in schools.

Many of our usual ways of raising money are denied to us this year, the Christmas concert, bag packing in shops and our street collection, which was our biggest single fundraiser.

 

It will be a different kind of Christmas this year.

Whilst the need to support children living in poverty will be greater than ever, the safety of our staff and volunteers, those donating gifts and the families receiving the gifts is paramount.

That's why, instead of collecting toys, we have been instructed by our National and Regional Councils that we will provide gift vouchers this year, keeping the handling of goods to a minimum and empowering the families to choose the gifts their children wake up to on Christmas morning themselves. We will have to buy these vouchers from agreed sources.

We have been very grateful for all the donations of food in the past. However due to restrictions we have removed the food boxes from the church. If you wish to continue to support our provision of food for families the cash equivalent donation would be very much appreciated and needed.

Thank you for taking time to read this. If you think you could help us in our work in Ballymena please make your donation in the red bucket, after Sunday Mass, in the shop on Cushendall Road or to any member.

 If you wish to support our Christmas Appeal, we are offering you the opportunity to make an online donation towards the purchase of gift vouchers.

You can please donate in the following ways: By phoning 028 90 750161 or on-line https://www.svp.ie/get-involved/donate/single-donation.aspx

 

We are very grateful for your continued support. God bless.

 

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There is still no obligation to attend Mass and therefore if you have been shielding, or have concerns about being present at Mass, it would probably be best if you do not attend for the time being.

 

Parish Masses will be continue to be broadcast live on CB radio and Facebook at - kirkinriola Ballymena Parish 

If you are not on Facebook and wish to take part in Mass and the various devotions - search Google for Ballymena Kirkinriola Parish.  Scroll down the page and select the second option - Ballymena Kirkinriola Parish - Home Facebook.   

 

Help for the Family - these local support groups are available in Northern Ireland:  

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/bereavement-support/widowed-young-support   

A free Zoom support day for young widows and widowers here in NI on the 3rd October 2020 
(See details below)    

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/widowed-young-support-3-october-tickets-116738188063 


Wedding enquiries should be made by email ONLY using the CONTACT button on the parish
 

websitewww.ballymenaparish.org

 

If you wish your child to be included in the waiting list for Baptism please complete the card below.  The completed card, and a copy of the Birth Certificate should be put into an envelope clearly marked - Baptism Request - and posted through the door of the Parochial House. 

BAPTISM CARD

 

Telephone number: ........................................................................

Birth certificate number: .................................................................

Date of birth of child: .....................................................................

Full name of child: .........................................................................
as Birth Certificate

Full name of father: .......................................................................

Religion: ......................................................................................

Full name of mother
(including maiden name): ..............................................................

Religion: ......................................................................................

Date of marriage: .........................................................................

Place of marriage: ........................................................................

Name of two Godparents:

...................................................................................................

Religion: ......................................................................................

...................................................................................................

Religion: ......................................................................................

 

Godparents must be at least sixteen years old, baptised, confirmed and a practising Catholic. 

 

Date and time of Baptism will be arranged as soon as possible. 

 

Important message:

Thank you for your continuing contributions to the Parish by envelope.  Another option for those who are in a position to contribute is outlined below.

  1.      Envelopes – can be deposited in the safe within the side entrance of the                     church 

  2.      Standing Order – another option is by standing order which is possible
         with a bank account      
        (ATTACHED FORMS below)

Instructions to set up a Standing order

Please follow Step 1 and Step 2 below.

STEP 1

  1. Complete ‘FORM A’.
  2. Decide the amount you wish to give to the various collections each week and each month, add the amounts together and this should be the amount of your monthly Standing Order. If you are unsure regarding this a ‘suggested split’ column has been added as a guide as well as a worked example.
  3. Return ‘FORM A’ to the Parish Office; drop into the letter box, send by post or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

STEP 2

  1. To set up a new Standing Order or change an existing one, complete ‘FORM B’ enclosed.   (If changing from an old Standing Order do not forget to cancel the old Standing Order).
  2. Submit ‘FORM B’ to your bank.  If you are setting up the Standing Order online it is important to use the reference we have printed for you (your envelope number and name).  This will enable the Parish Office to identify you with your Standing Order on the parish’s bank account statement.
  3. If you would like the Parish to retain a copy of ‘FORM B’ please return it to the Parish Office along with ‘FORM A’; drop into the letter box, send by post or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 FORM A

COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE PARISH OFFICE

Replacing the Collections Envelopes with a

Monthly Standing Order.

Name  
Address  
Envelope Number  
Phone number  
    Suggested split Note Monthly Contribution  

What I would like to give weekly to the

PARISH FUND[1]

  70%

 Weekly amount

x 52 weeks

÷ 12 months

= monthly amount

£ +

What I would like to give monthly to the

PRIESTS OFFERING[2]

  20%   £ +

What I would like to give monthly to the

DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS[3]

  10%   £ +
        £ =
TOTAL[4]   100% STANDING ORDER TOTAL £  

 

 

I confirm ‘FORM B’ has been completed and signed and submitted to my bank.

GIFT AID IT                                                                       CHARITY NUMBER: XN46141

 

I confirm that I am a UK taxpayer and would like the Parish to claim back the tax on all my donations from 6th April………  until further

notice. You must pay an amount of income and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the Parish reclaims on your donations in the tax year.

Signature ……………………………………………………………            Date……………………………………

 

 

FORM B

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT TO YOUR BANK

Request to set up a Standing Order

TO:      The Manager   - (Name and Address of Your Bank)

 
 
 

PLEASE CHARGE TO MY ACCOUNT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Account Name

& Address

 
Sort Code  
Account Number  
Beneficiary Name All Saints Parish, Ballymena
Beneficiary Sort Code 95-02-31
Beneficiary Account Number 11001051

 

STANDING ORDER  

Monthly Contribution  
Amount £  
Date/Day of the Month Eg. 2nd Day of the Month

 

 

Anniversaries can be included in the bulletin if emailed via the Contact button on the parish website – www.ballymenaparish.org  or by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 In the current emergency we are asked to pray for divine healing.  

 BLESSING FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

A blessing of healing hands for all our healthcare workers:

Yours are the hands full of experience and skill.

Yours are the hands reaching out with compassion.

Taking time to show care, swiftly taking action.

Yours are the hands gently touching your patients,

You touch families, too.

Yours are the hands that show you care.

You lift the hearts of those who suffer.

Your hands celebrate the joy of healing.

Your hands bless all they touch with the spirit of compassion.

Thank you for sharing your abundance and gifts.

For touching lives and lifting spirits.

Blessings and thanks for the many works of you hands.  

 

(Taken from the Irish Catholic)

 

 

 

 

 
Contact details for Parish Office & Parish Centre

Parish Office - 028 2564 1515

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Parish Centre - 028 2563 1236

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Welcome

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Hello!

I'm Fr Paddy Delargy, Parish Priest of Kirkinriola, the Catholic parish of Ballymena.  Welcome to our parish website.


Ballymena is a large market town in the middle of County Antrim, one of the most northern counties
in Ireland.

We're in the shadow of Slemish mountain.  In this area our means of communication have changed radically since Saint Patrick's day, but the message remains the same:

Christ be beside me
Christ be in the heart of everyone who thinks of me
Christ be in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ be in every eye that sees me
Christ be in every ear that hears me
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Parish contact details

Parish Office - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  028 2564 1515

open weekdays - 9 30am-12 30pm & 2 00pm-5 00pm

 

Parish Centre - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  028 2563 1236 

 
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