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New Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass in All Saints Church

It will be a source of great joy and hope to our parish community to know that we will return to the public celebration of daily Mass in early July. Social distancing requirements have greatly reduced the number of worshippers who can safely be accommodated in the church. All precautions are being taken for your safety, which is our primary concern, and we ask for your patience in these challenging times.

It is hoped that parishioners will be able to attend Mass once per month. Please note there is still no obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

After much discussion, the Parish Council has decided to operate a system of passes for Mass to ensure that everyone who wishes is able to attend.

We will do our best to accommodate those who work during the week with weekend passes.

          For full details go to the Main Menu and select Parish bulletin - 29 June.
                                   This will be available at the bottom of the page.

 

Parish Masses will be celebrated every morning, including Sunday, at 10am, as well as the 6pm Vigil on Saturday evening and at the 12.30pm on Sunday and broadcast live on CB radio and Facebook at - kirkinriola Ballymena Parish 

We hope to resume Mass in Crebilly very soon.

 

Confessions will be held in All Saints' Church on Monday 6 July - 6 00pm-8 00pmSocial distancing rules will apply.  

 

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


Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament - every Thursday - 10 30am-12noon 


 

Funeral services or Requiem Masses have resumed across the Diocese of Down and Connor, while observing the limits on the numbers attending to 10 mourners and observing social distancing regulations.

 

Important message:

Dear Parishioners,

I am writing to 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.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office 028 25641515. 

May God bless and protect you and your family.

With thanks

Fr Patrick Delargy PP and

Patrick McAllister                                   
Chairman Parish Finance Committee

 

  1.      Envelopes – can be deposited in the safe within the side entrance of the                     church or through the Parochial House letterbox

  2.      Standing Order – another option is by standing order which is possible
         with a bank account      
        (ATTACHED FORMS in the Bulletin Section marked WAYS TO DONATE)

 

 

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation   -  Message from Bishop Treanor  27.3.20 

In his Homily of 20 March 2020, Pope Francis said that, when access to Confession is not possible then, by making an act of sorrow, by being truly contrite for all their sins with the intention not to sin anymore, and with the intention of going to confession as soon as it is possible, they are reconciled with God and obtain the forgiveness of their sins, even mortal sins. 

 

Anniversaries can be included in the bulletin if emailed via the Contact button on the parish website – www.ballymenaparish.org   

 

Reflections and Homilies - new Reflection added

 

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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