HistoryCentenary Celebrations, 1960
All Saints’ Centenary Celebrations took place on Sunday, 6 November 1960 with solemn High Mass at which His Lordship Most Rev Dr Mageean presided. The Most Rev Dr Conway, Titular Bishop of Neve and Auxiliary to His Eminence Cardinal D’Alton was the special preacher.
The Local Priests
The Chaplains to His Lordship Most Rev Dr Conway were Fr Denis (Kearns) CP, Ardoyne (brother of Fr Raymond)
A notable feature of the celebrations was the Gregorian Chant rendered by the choir conducted by the Sisters of St Louis.
The whole-hearted co-operation and generosity of the parishioners over the past one hundred years had made the wonderful progress detailed here possible.
As Canon McGrattan said on the occasion of the Centenary Celebrations:
‘It speaks well for the virility of the faith in Ballymena that it has given so many to the service of religion both at the altar and in the cloister’.
Some former curates of Ballymena: