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Bulletin - 25 November 2018

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe                     



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 £4165
Bishops’ Commissions £2480
Thank you for your continued

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 extend our sympathies to the families of those who died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversaries

occur about now.



Anniversaries:    Josie Gray, Patrick Brady, Mary Montague, Vincent Casey,Leo Robb, Henry McCambridge, Noel McQuillan, Marjorie Neeson,

William Monaghan, Shaun and Brian McAllister, Teresa Allan, Rosaleen O’Kane, Annie Campbell, William Mulholland, Larry McDowell,

Charlie McDonald Snr, Anne McCann, Harry McLarnon, Thomas Killough, John McCarthy, Francis Graham, Thomas & Gavin McCrystal,

Pat Quarles, William Gillen, James Kearney, James Gribben, Patrick McKay Snr, Joe Kelly, Mary Peter, Anne Gallagher, Patricia O’Neill,

Maureen Magill, Kevin Laverty, Mary McGarry


Parish Centre Activities:


Repository Gift and Holy Shop – New Christmas Opening Hours

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


Wednesday Get Together –November 28– 2 00pm-4 00pm.  Welcome back to
 J MacRory and D Carton.


Senior Citizens Lunch – 6 December – 12.30pm Cost £5.  Contact Claire to book your place. 07879 774 749


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

£500 and £310.


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

Anyone wishing to donate bottles of spirits for the wheel of fortune please leave them into the Repository and Holy Shop before
Friday 30 November.  Apostolic Work would be grateful for donations of cakes or pastries.   Please leave into Parish Centre from
2 00pm on 30 November. 


The Creative Crafters Group Annual Exhibition - Friday 30 November 6.00pm.  Why not pop in and view the range of craft activities

which take place within the class.  The Group meets each Monday- 10 30am-12 30 pm in the Devenagh Room -

new members welcome.





Saturday 1 December - Annual Round Table gathering in Parish centre 2 00pm-5 30pm.  Keynote speaker – Sr Elaine Kelly

Adoration Sister.  Theme - Prayer Matters. 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".  


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 28 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Parish Draw – 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

please leave your name, contact details and subscription into the Parish Office and a Promoter will contact you. 


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 - 

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    078 8177 1645 for details. 


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 - 6 December - prayers for our Priests and for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood

and the religious life.

A Christmas Hamper is being raffled to raise funds for the seminarians. Tickets – available from Parish Centre Office where hamper

is on display. Draw on Sunday 16 December at Bingo.


 Ministers of Holy Communion – New weekend/Holy Day rotas now available. 


Parish Schools Open Nights - Children born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 must commence primary education in September 2019. 
Parents and children due to start school next year are invited to:
St Colmcille’s Primary School - Monday 3 December and
St Brigid’s Primary School - Wednesday 5 December.

Both evenings beginning at 6.30pm. 


Please join us to pray the Scriptures – contact the Parish Cell Group – 2564 4541 or 2564 2526.  Next meeting –

Wednesday 28 November – 7 30pm. 


Rosary for Life - Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Main Gates) Belfast – 3 00 pm - Saturday 8 December.   Contact 9027 8484.


SVP Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner – Leighinmohr Hotel – Sunday 9 December.  Tickets £10 available from Vincents. 


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

Contact either Frank McGreevey or Kieran Downey. 


GAA – Club AGM takes place this Tuesday 27 at 7:30pm in the Clubrooms.

All members are encouraged to attend.  Club All Saints (18/11/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 02-06-14-23. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize:

H Gordon (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (25/11/18 draw) is up to £600. Tickets available from usual

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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