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Bulletin - 18 November 2018

33rd Sunday of the Year



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 £4000
World Meeting of Families £700
Collection for Bishops Commissions wil
l 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


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

                                     Fr Paddy Delargy, Fr Damian McCaughan           


We welcome into our parish family those who have been baptised

                                                Rebekah Sara Rice

                                                Reuben Niall Brian Rice


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:             Janis McKenna   


Anniversaries:    Dessie Rock, Noel McQuillan, Patrick McKee, Anna O’Kane, Ena Duncan, Kathleen Duncan,

Brendan Graham, Margaret and Oliver McGinn,Charlie Liddy, Marie McGrath, Maureen Magill, Billy Graham,

Bridie Blayney, Brendan & Peter Larkin, James O’Loughlin (Snr), Anna O’Kane, Barney McKillop, Margaret Scullion,

Margaret Haveron, Tony Wharry, James O’Boyle, Bridie Casey Rosemary Casey, Michael Doyle, Ann McCarron (McAuley),

Roisin McElhinney, Kenneth Neely, Agatha Bothwell, Tommy Agnew, Peggy Reilly


Parish Centre Activities:

Repository Gift and Holy Shop – New Christmas Opening Hours From Monday 12 November –

10 30am to 3 30pm - Monday – Friday.  Saturday 10 30am – 1 30pm.  Christmas Trocaire cards now on sale


Wednesday Get Together –November 21 – 2 00pm-4 00pm.  Come along and try card making with Frances!


Apostolic Whist Drive – Wednesday 21 November – 8 00pm. Everyone welcome!


Bingo – Every Sunday Evening – 8 00pm. Admission £5.  Come along and enjoy the chance to check for snowball games

worth £500 and £310.


Sew Saturday – Saturday 24 November – 10 00am-3 00pm.  Members of the Creative Crafters Group

and Ballymena Soroptimists are holding a sew-in day to support a Northern Ireland charity which provides free

hand-made prostheses to women survivors of breast cancer.   If you have been affected by this issue further

information will be available.  Everyone welcome to call in at any time during the event.


Christmas Fayre – Friday 30 November – a fun night for all the family.  Wheel of fortune, Santa’s Grotto

. Lots of stalls for all your Christmas needs.  Doors open 6 00pm. Admission free. Everyone welcome.

Santa arrives at 6 15pm


Annual Round Table gathering: Prayer Matters Saturday 1 December – 2 00pm-5 30pm.  Keynote speaker –

Sr Elaine Kelly – Adoration Sister.   To register email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact  2563 1236,

079 2708 9125 or 077 6997 4970. 





November - Month of the Holy Souls.  Short-term Pledge and daily prayer: "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 21 November -7 30pm.


Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners – Friday 23 November – 7 30pm. Families and friends of those who

have died during the past year are invited to attend. 


Bethany Bereavement Support parish-based group ministry aims to help those bereaved and grieving.   

Confidential Tel: 078 4210 0060.


If you are interested in being part of a new Mission Council in the diocese to promote and foster mission awareness at home

and overseas, please come to a meeting on Wednesday 28th November - 7 00pm in the Good Shepherd Centre,

511 Ormeau Road, Belfast.  All are welcome.   For further information please contact Fr Conor McGrath 9081 2238 or

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This weekend members of Precious Life will be collecting petitions for the Westminster Government to respect

the democratic process and the right to life. Contact 9027 8484 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Parish Draw – The new fifty-week Parish Draw begins on Sunday – 18 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 ChurchA special service will take place in St Patrick’s, Crebilly today 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.


Each day a BSL NI Sign Language Mass for those who are deaf and hard of hearing is provided via the webcam from

St Vincent de Paul Parish, Ligoniel,   A recording of the Mass with subtitles available - 

Knock - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
– All-night vigil commencing 12 am on Saturday 8 December.  Bus leaves Loughgiel

Chapel at 5pm on Friday 7 December. Price approx. £20. Contact 2764 1120 or 078 7162 6340.


St. Joseph’s Young Priests SocietyOratory - 7 pm on the Thursday before the first Friday to pray for our Priests

and for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and the religious life.  Next meeting 29 November.  

A Christmas Hamper is being raffled to raise funds for seminarians. Tickets can be obtained in the Parish Centre Office

where the hamper is on display.
Draw Sunday- 16th December at Bingo.


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. 


The Knights of St Columbanus - Annual Dinner - Friday 30th November - Adair Arms.  Smart/suit wear. £35pp. Music Johnny McCrory.

Contact either Frank McGreevey or Kieran Downey. 


St Olcan’s, Armoy – Sunday 25 November – 8 15pm - Christmas Supper Whist Drive in Parish Hall. Tickets £5. Top Score £100


St MacNissi’s Church Randalstown – 25 November – 7 00pm – Belfast Gospel Community Choir.  Tickets


GAA - Congratulations to our Senior Hurlers who progress to the Leinster Junior B Championship semi-finals.  

Club All Saints (11/11/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 02-03-13-15. Congratulations to J McKavanagh -Jackpot winner of £3,500.

Jackpot this Sunday 17th November returns to £500.

Tickets available from usual sellers.;


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:_________________________________________________
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