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Bulletin 18 February 2018

First Sunday of Lent


                      SUNDAY MASS TIMES

Church of All Saints
Saturday Vigil 6 00pm

Polish Mass 4 00pm

Sunday  8.30am, 10.00am, 12.30pm

Church of St Patrick, Crebilly

Saturday Vigil 5 00pm

Sunday 11 00am 


                            Weekday Masses for LENT

  Church of All Saints                           Monday - Thursday 7 30am, 10 00am

                                                        Friday 10 00am & 7 30pm

                                                          Saturday 10 00am



  Church of All Saints              Saturday 12 00pm – 1 00pm & before Vigil Mass   


Weekly offering £4182
Collection for sick and retired priests will be
taken up this weekend
Thank you for your continued generosity 

Parish Office – 028 2564 1515

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Parish Centre – 028 2563 1236

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Facebook – fb.Me/ballymenacatholic

SVP shop: 028 2564 4122

SVP Helpline: 028 2565 0417

Harryville Helpline: 028 2563 1611


If you are new to the parish please introduce yourself to one of the priests:

                                     Fr Paddy Delargy, Fr Damian McCaughan


We welcome into the parish those who have been recently baptised:

Holly Elizabeth Taylor

Jacob Ryan Owen Donegan


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


Recently deceased:             Patsy McAuley

                                            Mary Higgins                                                                         

Month’s Mind:                      Theresa Diamond               


Anniversaries:  Peter Devlin, Molly Killough, Kathleen Killough, Alex Erwin, Anne McAvoy, Jim O’Hara,  Trevor Dickson, Mary Kelly, Liam Matthews,

Margaret Quinn, David Mulholland, Margaret McLarnon, Francis Ward, Frances Devlin, Helena Davey, John and Margaret Rafferty,

James McCaughan, Richard Wray, Malachy Reynolds, Anne McAvoy Jeannie Norris, Joan McCavana, Nellie Bradley, Ellie and Jim Clewley,

Sammy and Adrian Swann, Joe McNally, Jim McFall, Jack McAlister, Martha Boyle, Alex McGarry, Kathleen Esler, Jim, Greta and Benny Mullan

Sadie Loughran(nee Stewart) Michael Grant, Alex Fyfe, Joseph McAleese,                                                                                                                                                                           PetO’Hara, Brigid McReynolds, Patrick Lindsay (Sen), John Cushenan, Mary Brown, Marie Williams, Gladys McMaster


Lenten temporary Pledge forms are available from 9089 4070 or 2564 2432.  Anyone eligible for 25 year (Silver), 40 year or 50 year (Gold)

Pioneer Pin please contact 2564 2432 before 23rd February.


Lenten Devotions – All Saints’ Church – We will celebrate Vespers and Benediction by candlelight on the Sunday evenings of Lent –

7 00pm - starting next Sunday 18 February.


The Stations of the Cross will be prayed each weekday during Lent at 12 noon All Saints’ Church.  A Rota of lay people is being prepared to lead this prayer. 

If you would like to help please add your name to the Rota. 


World Meeting of Families 2018 – Parish event during Lent

Parishioners and friends are invited to Parish Centre to take part in  “Three Conversations on Marriage and Family Life”.  All are welcome

Tuesdays - 27 February, 13 & 20 March – 7 30pm – 9 00pm.  Refreshments will be served from 7 15pm.  Come and discuss The Joy of Love. 


 Registration for WMOF Congress  is open via  Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day

Congress from August 22nd – 24th.   This will guarantee your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing

Mass on Sunday, 26th August.

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Pro-life Rally - Dublin Saturday 10th March..   A coach will be travelling  from All Saints Chapel carparkBallymena@9am. Contact 07845686437 or



Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Glenravel - Afternoon Retreat – Sunday 25 February -   2 00-5 00pm.  Take a break from your usual

routine and make time and space to consider the meaning of Lent. All are welcome to take part in this time of prayer and reflection. Led by Fr Gary Toman OP  


Parish Centre:


Repository Gift and Holy Shop - Monday to Saturday 10.30 am– 1.30pm   now stocking St Patrick’s Day and Easter cards, also 1st Holy Communion

and Confirmation gifts and cards. 


Wednesday Get Together –21 February 2 pm Chat/ Games   K. McLaughlin


Thursday Lunch in Parish Centre – 22 February at 12.30 pm Cost £5


Apostolic Work meeting – Wednesday 21 February – 7 00pm followed by Whist Drive – 8 00pm. 



Non Stop Parish Draw – Week 14 £50 Collette McGroggan/Robert McGroggan,£15 Robin Polly/Mona Loughlin, £15 Hugh Watt/Seamus Waide,

£15 Patricia Ward/Rose McCormick, £15 Bernadette Scullion/Rose McCormick, £15Brendan McKenna/Eileen Kearney, £15 Hugh McGarry/Rose McCormick.


Bethany Bereavement local support group Confidential Tel: 078 4210 0060


Woman’s World Day of Prayer –Friday 2 March 8 p.m. West Church, Ballymena Theme: All God’s Creation is Very Good. Everyone Welcome






All Saints’ Parish Mission, Ballymena

“Healing and Renewal”   5th – 8th March 2018
With Sr Briege McKenna & Fr Kevin Scallon


Lenten Mass each day at 7 30am


Mon 5th March: Reconciliation
10 00am Mass & Mission talk on Reconciliation
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 5 30pm
7 30pm Service of Reconciliation


Tues 6th March: The Priesthood & the Eucharist
10 00am Mass & Mission talk on Priesthood and the Eucharist
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 5 30pm
7 30pm Mission talk on the Priesthood & the Eucharist


Wed 7th March: The Lord the Giver of Life
10 00am Mass & Mission talk on The Lord the Giver of Life
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 5 30pm
7 30pm Mission talk on The Lord the Giver of Life


Thurs 8th March: Healing
10 00am Mass & Mission talk on Healing
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 5 30pm
7 30pm Eucharistic Healing Service



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