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Bulletin - 4 November 2018

31st Sunday of the Year



                         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


 Church of All Saints                                 Monday – Thursday 10 00am

                                                              Friday 10 00am & 7 30pm



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


Weekly offering £4176
Monthly offering will be taken 
up this weekend
Please support the 5th National Collection for
 World Meeting of Families – next weekend
 10/11 November.  
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


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

                                     Fr Paddy Delargy, Fr Damian McCaughan           

We welcome in to our parish family those who have been baptised:

                                                Ethan William Cole

                                                Finlay Steven Cole

                                                Zandaya Martina Dundon

                                                Caoimhe Marie Dougan

We congratulate those who have recently been married in the parish:

                                                Tyrone Hassan & Kara-Leigh Gault

                                                Rachel Murtagh & Mark Gordon    


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:            Pawel Nowokowski

Month’s Mind:                    Michael Campbell

                                            Gregory McCormack         

Anniversaries:    Sarah Loughran, Harry Loughran, Peggy Kelly, Anne Sheehan, Ellen Holland, May Esler, James McCart, Rosemary Armstrong,
Theresa McKeegan, John Laverty, Liam McCallion, Eileen O’Kane, Rose Molloy, Caroline McCann, Barney & Mary McGarry, Chris Evans, Tara Bricknell
, Elly Thornhill, Nell Chesters, Richard Adair, Gertrude Rhodes, Thomas McKenna, John Jones, Kevin Walls, Fr Alec Reid, Paul Montgomery, Norrie Brady,
Geoff Sagar, Joseph Willson, Andrew Rowland, Nellie Farrington, Eileen Delargy, Sarah Mulholland, Isobella O’Hara, Patrick O’Boyle, Frank Graffin,
Sheena Adams, Hugh McCusker, Patrick Creelin, Mary O’Kane, Paddy Loughran, Tom Waho, Roseanne Quigg,


Parish Centre Activities:

Repository Gift and Holy Shop – Monday - Saturday 10 30 am–1 30pm


Wednesday Get Together – 7 November – 2 00pm-4 00pm – come and enjoy the dancing – music by Geraldine O’Kane.


Apostolic Work meeting – Wednesday 7 November – 7 30pm.  New members welcome. 

Parish Whist Drive – Thursday 8 November – 8 00pm.  Everyone welcome. 

Table Quiz – Friday 16 November – 8 00pm.  Admission £5.  Everyone welcome.  Proceeds for the African Missions. 


Bingo – Every Sunday Evening – 8 00pm. Come along and enjoy the chance to check for snowball games worth £500 and £600!!


Christmas Fayre – Friday 30 November – a few tables are still available. Contact Sean 078 4148 6979.




November - Month of the Holy Souls.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer up their sacrifice for
their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise. Take the short term Pledge for November and say the Prayer daily: "I promise in honour of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November".  Annual Mass for Deceased
Pioneers - Good Shepherd Church, 511 Ormeau Road - Wednesday 21st November -7.30pm.


SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a little Christian community who share Faith, Fun and friendship with parishioners with a learning
disability and enable them to be integrated into parish life. The group is made up of helper catechists and special friends. They meet in the
Parish Centre on alternate Tuesdays 7 00pm - 9 00pm.  In order to continue with this work SPRED requires more volunteers.  
If interested please contact Ḿaire on 2564 5924 or speak to any member of SPRED.


Ministers of Holy Communion - New Daily Rota available for collection from All Saints’ Church.


Parish Draw – The new fifty-week Parish Draw begins on Sunday – 11 November.  Only 50p per week or £25 for the year. 
One prize each week of £50 and six of £15.  If you wish to contribute to the Draw and do not have a Promoter in your area please leave your name,
contact details and subscription into the Parish Office and a Promoter will contact you. 



50th Anniversary of Harryville Church – this autumn marks the golden jubilee of the opening of Mary the Mother of God Church in 1968.
A special service will take place in St Patrick’s, Crebilly on Sunday November 18 at 3pm to mark the anniversary and to dedicate a
monument to all those who prayed and served in Harryville during the forty-five years the Church was open.


Broadcast Mass – BBC Radio Ulster will be broadcasting Mass from All Saints’ on Sunday November 25 at 10.15am
(this will be our normal 10am Mass, slightly delayed) for the feast of Christ the King.


Mass for Deceased Teachers of Down and Connor Tuesday 6 November 7 30pm – All Saints Church - for relatives of deceased
teachers and retired colleagues. Pupils and parishioners are all invited. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.

SPECIAL MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST - The Parish needs new Ministers of the Eucharist to replace those wishing to stand down.
  If you know a fellow parishioner willing to distribute Holy Communion in the Church or take the Blessed Sacrament to the housebound,
please complete the nomination form below and return it to the Parish Office within the next two weeks. 
With their permission, I nominate:
Name:  _______________________________________________________
Address:  ___________________________________________________
Tel no:  _______________________________________________________

Nominated by:_________________________________________________

Ballymena Hospice Annual Christmas Fair – Wednesday 14 November – Tullyglass House Hotel – 11 00am-8 00pm.


St MacNissi’s Church Randalstown – 25 November – 7 00pm - Belfast Gospel Community Choir – Tickets available at Randalstown
church porch, parish office, Kearney’s super and mini-markets, and online at


NI Children's Hospice - Hooley Around the House 2 – Friday 30 November-St Comgall’s Club Larne – Tickets £10 from Larne
Hospice Shop or contact    07881771645 for details. 


Bethany Bereavement Support parish-based group ministry aims to help those bereaved and grieving.   Confidential Tel: 078 4210 0060.

– Good luck to our Senior Hurlers next Saturday.  Club All Saints (28/10/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 04-12-16-22. No Jackpot winner.
Hard luck prize: Seamus Fyfe (£20). Jackpot this Sunday 4th November is now up to £3,400. Tickets available from usual sellers.

November Dead Lists are now available from both churches.

A Plenary Indulgence may be gained each day between November 1st and 8th by visiting a cemetery or church and praying for the dead. 
Usual prayers are – One ‘Our Father’ and ‘Creed’ for the Pope’s intentions; and one ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Glory Be’.  You are also invited to
receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. 

Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,

keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.

Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,

that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,

sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,

where you live for ever and ever.  Amen


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