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Bulletin - 8 December 2019

We extend our sympathies to the families of those who have died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversaries occur about now.  

Recently deceased:       Margaret Raddie-Bird (America)
                                     Alastair Magee (Cushendun)
                                     Margaret McEldowney (Maghera)

Month’s Mind:              Thomas Mulvenna           

Anniversaries: Laura Donnelly, Gerry McAllister, Yollanda Moore, Eamonn McCormack, Margaret McPeake, Nora Ward, Eileen McReynolds, Ned Loughran, Arthur & Mary O’Donnell, Charles Magee, Gerald Leonard, Isobel Havelin, Patrick O’Hara, Francie Toner, Tom Griffiths, Mons Joseph Quinn, Fr Pat Wilson, Ann Devenney, Fr John Reynolds, Martin Sittlington, Fiona Henderson, Joe Graham, Des Rogan, Steven Millar, Damien McCann, May Glass, Cathal Mooney, Pamela Conroy, Eamon Falls, Pat & May Neeson, Bernadette & Neil McCann, Harry Graham, Charles Donnelly, Patricia Johnston (Rasharkin), Sean Esler, James O’Dornan, Francis McKeown, Margaret McPeake (nee Graffin),Margaret Ellen & John Close, William, Dora & Anne Agnew, James Kearney, Jim McCotter

The Ballymena Bethany Bereavement Support Group can be contacted confidentially on: 07842 100 060 and are available in the
Parish Centre every 4th Wednesday - 6 45 until 8 00pm.

Advent Reflections -    

                                     Thursday 12 December - 12.30pm St Patrick's COI

                                     Thursday 19 December -12.30pm Ballymena Methodist


Each Reflection lasts about 45 minutes and is usually followed by light refreshments.


In the light of the contagious nature of viruses circulating the Sign of Peace has been temporarily suspended

St. Colmcille’s Primary School warmly invite all parishioners to our Annual Carol Service in All Saints’ Church - Tuesday 10th December - 7pm.

Repository, Gift and Holy Shop
Mon-Sat - 10 30am-1 30pm Trocaire “Gift of Love” cards now on sale. Also available - Christmas Mass Bouquets, Calendars and Gifts.

Wednesday Afternoon Get Together –-Demonstration and tips on Flower Arranging - December 11–- 2 pm-4 pm.  Why not bring a container and some flowers to make your own Christmas arrangement. 

Christmas Whist Drive – Thursday 12 December – 8 00pjm.  Top Score £100. 

Christmas Dance – Saturday 14 December – 9 00pm-11 45pm.  Dancing to the music of Country Memories.  Admission £5 includes supper. 

Thanks to all those who donated prizes for the Christmas Fayre.

Apostolic Work Whist Drive – 15 January – 8 00pm.  Thanks to all who supported them at the Christmas Fayre and the Whist Drives during the year.    

Christmas Lunch – 19 December – 12 30pm. Limited place available.   Booking essential.  Contact Claire 078 7977 4749. 

IT sessions – provided by Libraries Ni - continue on Monday
9 December - 2 pm. 
Get the most out of your phone or tablet - please bring them with you. 

Open Evening -St. Colmcille's P.S. – Monday 9th December -
30pm – 7 45pm.  All children born on or between 2nd July 2015 and 1st July 2016 will have reached compulsory school age in September 2020 and therefore must begin their primary schooling from 1st September 2020.

Christmas Gospel Concert – All Saints’ Church – Wednesday
18 December – 7 30pm
.  Admission Free by ticket available at the Parish Centre, Ballymena North and Radio Cracker shop.  Donation on the night with proceeds to SVP and Radio Cracker.  (Artists Tony Kerr, Eugene O’Dornan and others)


A Dunloy Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje - led by Fr Darren Brennan - will take place from 26th May to 2nd June 2020. If interested please contact Mary 077 8054 2346 with your name, passport number and date of birth.  The price is £545 per person sharing. There are eight places still available.




The Feast of The Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary – 10 00am on Monday 9 December.
It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. 

A Presentation to Fr Damian McCaughan will be held at

2 00pm Monday – 9 December – Parish Centre.

All welcome.


Catholics Caring Hampers will be collected from Kenbaan carpark on Sunday 15 December – 8 30am – 12noon.

SVP Annual Street Collection – Saturday 21 December.  Volunteers required – contact Mary 075 6870 7448 as soon as possible.  Sessions at 9 30am, 11 00am, 12 30pm, 2 00pm & 3 30pm.  The society is grateful for donations of non-perishable goods and tinned meat only.  SVP box available in porch of All Saints’ Church.



Non-Stop Parish Draw – £50 Gerry Esler, £15 C Falls, £15 Mary Dinsmore, £15 Paddy Devlin, £15 M, G & C Esler, £15 Bernadette McGarry, £15 Joseph Graham.  Promoters R McCormick, M Loughlin, P Devlin and B McReynolds.


Pilgrimage to Fatima & Estoril – led by Fr Patrick Devlin PP,
St Patrick’s Parish, Belfast – 30 June 2020.  Cost £699.  £100 discount if paid in full by 13 December 2019. 
Contact 9062 3186 or 074 1150 8477.



All Saints’ GAC – Club All Saints – Club All Saints (01/12/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 08-09-10-23. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: Tony Scullion (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (08/12/19 draw) is now up to £4,000. Tickets available from usual sellers. Information available on and

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