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Bulletin - 2 December 2018

1st Sunday of Advent


All Saints’ Church
Saturday Vigil 6 00pm

Polish Mass 4 00pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 12.30pm


St Patrick’s, Crebilly                                Saturday Vigil 5 00pm

                                                            Sunday 11 00am


                                       Weekday Masses

All Saints’ Church                                      Monday – Thursday 10 00am

                                                                 Friday 10 00am & 7 30pm

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8 December Holyday Masses

All Saints’ Church                                Vigil - Friday 7.30pm

                                                          Saturday 8.00am and 10 00am



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


Weekly offering £5586
The monthly offering will be taken up today.  
Thank you for your continued generosity
St Louis Church door collection for Romania 
will be taken up next weekend.

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

                                                Eva Maria McKeown

                                                Freya Louise O’Neill

                                                Grace Niamh O’Neill


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:            Olive Esler

                                           Paddy (Pappy) O’Kane

                                           Kevin Laverty (Toomebridge)

                                           Michael Kieley (Waterford)

                                           Jimmy McGlone (Randalstown)

Anniversaries:    Brendan Devlin, Monica Devlin, Elizabeth Donnelly, Helena Mooney, Francis McKeown, Gregory Ferris, Margaret McGinn, Frances Magill,
Tommy Magill Jnr., Jimmy Reynolds, Kathleen McDonald, Kate Duncan, Margaret McRandal, Rose Smith, Charles Magee, Seamus Magee, John & Jane Dickson
Martin Lyness, Biddy & John Bligh, Anthony McGhee, Breda McKay, John, Margaret & Ellen Close, Olive Keys, Fran Kearney, Jim McCotter, Daniel Donnelly,
Teresa O’Boyle, Rose B Kearney, Elizabeth Scullion, John McKeague, Mary McGarry, Pat Reid, James Hannan, Kay McCusker, James Marron, Patricia Johnson,
Brendan Lyness


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 –– 5 December - 2 00pm-4 00pm.  Craft workshop with the Creative Crafters.


Apostolic Meeting – Wednesday 5 December – 7 30pm.


Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch – 6 December – 12.30pm Cost £8.  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.


Taking Christ from the Crib into our Lives: Advent Reflection - Glenravel Church– 1 December 2 00pm – 3 00pm

Ballymena Parish Centre– 8 December 2 00 – 3 00 pm. Speakers – Kieran Downey and Fr Paddy Delargy.





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


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



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. 


Saint Anne’s Oil - available from Marie - 077 54 76 0358


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. 


 Ballymena Church Members Forum – Advent Series –12 30pmThursday 6 December - 1st Ballymena Presbyterian Church,
Meeting House Lane, Ballymena.


Prayers of Blessing for Ballymena – Friday 7 December – 12 45pm – 1 30pm Salvation Army Church, Waring Street, Harryville

Braid Community Association – Annual Christmas Whist – Tuesday 4 December – 8 00pm Braid Old School, Aughafatten

Braid Community Association – Country and Gospel Concert Friday 14 December – 8 00pm – Broughshane Community Centre

Tickets available from Repository in All Saint’s Parish Centre and Diamond’s Newsagents or ring 07811 065 51


Parish Draw Week 1 - £50 Eugene McReynolds/B McReynolds, £15 Mary Dinsmore/P Devlin, £15 Mrs Hassan//B McReynolds,
£15 Mary Kerr/M Loughlin,£15 Paddy Johnston/R McCormick, £15 Liza Walsh/E Kearney, £15 Ann Marie McNeill/P McNeill

Parish Draw Week 2 - £50 Joseph Kelly/R McCormick, £15 Rosemary Quinn/ B McReynolds, £15 Catherine Donnelly/A Wilkinson,
£15 Kerry McAuley/M Loughlin, £15 Kathleen Kirk/S McNeill, £15 Kieran McCormick/R McCormick, £15 Jayne Henry/E Kearney


Youth 2000 Retreat – Newbridge College, Kildare – 7 – 9 December. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

GAC - All Saints Club All Saints (25/11/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 01-10-11-23. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: M McCormick (£20).
Jackpot this Sunday (02/12/18 draw) is up to £700. Tickets available from usual sellers.

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