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Bulletin - 9 December 2018

                2nd 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



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


Weekly offering 
Monthly offering 
St Louis Church door collection for
Romania will be taken up this

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

                                                Bobby Thomas Watt


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:            Sally Johnston

                                           Fr Christopher Nellis (Armoy)

                                           Jeremiah Sheehan

                                           Thomas McGuigan (Larne)

                                           Youlanda Moore

                                           Pat O’Hara

Month’s Mind                     Sally Mayo

                                           Janis McKenna   

Anniversaries:    Anne Shannon, Gerard McAllister, Teresa O’Boyle, Margaret McPeake, Eileen McReynolds, Mary Rabbitt, Ned Loughran,

Paddy Neeson,Winnie Smith, Shaun McKervey, Charles Donnelly, John Simpson, Tim Griffiths, Monsignor Joseph Quinn, Fr Pat Wilson,

Ann Devenney, Martin Sittlington, Fr John Reynolds, Ilona Henderson, Joe Graham, Des Rogan, Steven Millar, Damien McCann, May Glass,

Cathal Mooney, Pamela Conroy, Eamon Falls, Andrew Rowland, Francie Toner, Polly McAuley, Margaret McPeake

(nee Graffin), Joseph McNally, Sean Esler, James O’Dornan, Susie Crilly, Harry Graham, Stephen Gallagher, Paddy McCormack,

Michael McCormack, Eamonn McCormick


Parish Centre Activities:


Repository Gift and Holy Shop – Christmas Opening Hours 10 30am to 3 30pm - Monday – Friday.  Saturday 10 30am

– 1 30pm. 


 Wednesday Get Together ––December 12 - 2 00pm-4 00pm.  Flower arranging


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

worth £500 and £310.




Advent Rorate Mass - Our annual Mass takes place next Saturday                 15 December at 7.30am in St Patrick's,
.  A Rorate Mass is a special Mass in honour of Our Lady's maternity.  It takes place before sunrise with the church lit only
by candlelight which represents Mary (and us) waiting for the coming of Christ the Light of the world.  



Parish Penitential Service – Sunday 16 December – All Saints’ Church – 7 00pm.



'Do not let the downtrodden retreat in confusion, give the poor and needy cause to praise your name.' Psalms 74:21.
 Millions of people have had to flee conflict in South Sudan and Yemen. Trocaire's Christmas Appeal will help these people and many
others rebuild their lives. Visit to find out more. Christmas Trocaire cards now on sale from Repository in
All Saints Parish Centre.


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


Ballymena Church Members Forum – Advent Series – Thursday – 13 December – 12 30pm - All Saints’ Church.


Apostolic Workers wish to thank those who donated cakes for the Christmas Fayre and to those who helped in any way


Glenravel Parish – Christmas Tea Dance/ Social Dancing – Thursday 13 December – 2 00pm – 4 00pm in Parish Centre.  
Everyone welcome. Admission £5


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

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


St. Brigid’s PS invite all current and past families & parishioners to our Annual Carol Service - All Saints’ Church -Tuesday

11 December – 7 00pm. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.  


Catholics Caring Hampers will be collected – Kenbaan – 8 00am-12noon  Sunday 16 December. 


Visit the Live Christmas Crib at St Mary’s, Chapel Lane, Belfast - Thursday, 13 December 2018 until Sunday, 6 January 2019

Carol singers daily at 2 pm. and 5 pm.  Proceeds to the Mill Hill Missionaries working in Sudan.


NURSES! The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is currently seeking volunteers to join our nursing team to care for our pilgrims who will stay

at the Accueil Notre Dame, during our 2019 Pilgrimage (10-15 July.) You will need to be a registered nurse, active on the NMC live register - newly

registered nurses are welcome.  For more information or to register your interest please email us to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your

contact details and we will get back to you.


GAC - Club All Saints (02/12/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 04-05-11-18. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: O McIlwaine (£20).  Jackpot this

Sunday (09/12/18 draw) is up to £800. Tickets available from usual sellers.  For all the latest Club information including fixtures and upcoming events, visit; and

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