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Bulletin - 19 January 2020

We welcome those who have been recently baptised in the parish:
Tobias Lucas Archibald
                                        Robert James Archibald

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:                  


Anniversaries: Sheila McAuley, Jeannie McIlwee, Patrick McAleese, Mary McLoughlin, Gerry Canavan, Declan McNeill, Owen McCrory, Conrad O’Lone, Shea Hamill, Theresa Diamond, John McKenna, Bridget Lorimer, Agnes J McAllister, Kevin McCann, Eileen Lyness, Leonard McToal, Muriel Dinsmore, Kieran & Paddy Esler, Patricia Waho, Hugh Gillen, John Weir, Frank McCloskey, Harry & Mary McMahon, Michael Hegarty, Sam & Ena Booth, Margaret McLaughlin, Bridget Lindsay, Robert Faith (Snr), June McNeill, Sarah & William Gillen, Joseph Dunlop, Sarah O’Boyle, Sadie McCambridge, Shannon McQuillan, Enda Neeson, Bridget Nolan, Margaret Orr

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.

Koinonia John the Baptist invite you to an evening of praise and prayer -The New School, Braid - Tuesday 28th January, 7 30 – 9 30pm, followed by a cup of tea and a chat.  For any enquiries call Christine: 07547 298830.

New Weekend rota available for Ministers of Holy Communion.


Dates for your diary:

  5 March - Confirmation – Thursday –– 12 noon

  2 May – First Communion – Saturday 11 000am         St Brigid’s PS

16 May – First Communion – Saturday 11 00am           St Colmcille’s PS

23 May – First Communion – Saturday 10 00am          Castle Tower

24 May – First Communion – Sunday 10 00am             Braidside & RCIA  


 Parish Centre:

Repository, Gift and Holy Shop
Mon-Sat - 10 30am-1 30pm.
Cards and gifts for Confirmation, St Patrick’s Day, Easter and First Communion are now available. 

Irish Language and Tin Whistle Classes recommencing:
Beginners’ Irish Language class -Every Thursday 6 30-7 30pm
Improvers’ Irish Language class-Every Thursday 7 30-9 00pm
Advanced Improvers’ Irish Language class- Every Thursday 7-830pm
Tin Whistle Class (All levels) - Every Tuesday 7 30-8 30pm
Advanced Irish Language class- Every other Thursday 23rd January 6-700pm

All Saints’ Fitness Club – every Monday 11 00am-12 noon. 

Wednesday Get Together - 22 January – Come and dance to the music of Johnny MacRory and Dick Carton.

Thursday lunch – 23 January.  Booking must be made by Tuesday.  Contact Claire 078 7977 4749.


Diocesan Liturgy Seminar – ‘Word of God – Gift and Challenge’ presented by Fr Albert McNally - Saturday 25 January –1 30-4 30pm St Brigid’s Parish Centre, Belfast.  Cost £10 per person. 


Non-Stop Parish Draw – Week 8 - £50 Brenda Banks, £15 Thomas & Sarah Quinn, £15 Ester Cushenan, £15 Seamus Crummey, £15 Kathleen Kirk, £15 Heather Montgomery, £15 Taylor McNeill.  Promoters R McGroggan,
S McNeill, E Kearney.
Week 9 - £50 Jean McAuley, £15 Mr & Mrs Lindsay, £15 McKeown Family, £15 Robert McGroggan, £15 June Kearney, £15 M Redmond, £15 Sophie Gordon.  Promoters E Kearney, B McReynolds, R McCormick, R McGroggan, A Wilkinson, S McNeill. 

Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next residential (Fri 8pm to Sun 4:30pm) - Dromantine, Newry - 31st January- 2nd February. For information or phone 
0770 281 2321.

All Saints’ Scout Group - Meetings continue this week in the Parish Centre as follows;
Beavers, 6 to 8 yrs - Friday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cubs, 8 to10.5 yrs - Thursday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Scouts, 10.5 to 14.5 yrs - Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Explorer Scouts, 14.5 to 18 yrs - Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Boys & Girls welcome to join any section. Please note that the Beaver section is at maximum capacity and operates a waiting list, please contact us to have your child's name added to the list.  The new leadership team is particularly interested in hearing from potential adult volunteers who may have some time available to help the group in any capacity. Call/text 07740683977   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or check out our Facebook

St Louis Grammar School - Open Nights - Wednesday 22nd/Thursday 23rd January – 7 15pm. 
P6/P7/Prospective Sixth Form Pupils and Parents are cordially invited to visit the school.  (Please leave time for parking).  Contact or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or
2564 9534 to arrange an alternative visit.


St Killian’s College - Open Day - Saturday 25 January –
10 00am-1 00pm. 
Principal’s address at 10 am sharp.


Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - 24th February - £399.00 per person sharing.  Price includes bus, 4 nights Knock House Hotel full board.  Single room supp £40.00.  All entertainment and excursions included. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   Local pick-up can be arranged. 

All Saints’ GAC - Club All Saints (12/01/20 draw) Lotto numbers:
 03-04-13-20. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: Jean McAuley (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (19/01/20 draw) is now up to £1,000. Tickets available from usual sellers. Thank-you for your continued support of this important Club fundraiser.

For all the latest Club information including fixtures and upcoming events, visit and

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