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Bulletin - 23 December 2018

4th 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 – Friday 10 00am


                             No Evening Mass - Friday 28 December                                                                



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

                                                   Christmas Eve – Monday 12 00 –1 00pm  


Weekly offering £4221
Christmas Voluntary collection
will be taken up on
25 December
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 welcome into our parish family those who have been baptised

                                                Max Rydzynski

                                                Alex Rydzynski

                                                Lily Csordas

                                                Micheal Maybin                 

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

occur about now.


Month’s Mind:                    Olive Esler

Recently deceased:           
Martin Downey

                                           Gordon Robinson (Glasgow)

                                           Zubor Tibor

                                           Maureen Redmond

                                            Peter McMahon                  


Anniversaries:    Patrick Baxter, Jane and Joseph King, Kitty Maguire, Peggy Surgenor, Margaret Donnelly (Rathkenny), 

James & Mary J Laverty, Mary McKillop, Greg Brett, Kelly Brett, Kieran McKeown, Mary Gilmore, Sally McGarry, Hugh Fyfe, Felix Neeson,

Margaret Walsh, Arthur & Fanny Quinn, Mary Gribben, Sadie Dowds, Elizabeth McKay, Patrick McKay, Charles & Kathleen McAuley,

Harry McCrudden, Eileen & Patrick O’Hare, Jeannie Molloy, Fr Louis Griffen OCM, Pauline & Olive Dougan, Bridget Downey,

Cahal McQuillan, Marina Murphy, Eilish McCann, Vincent Diamond, Florry McGarry, David O’Boyle, Catherine Gillan, John Hugh Scullion,

Cassie Imbo, Peter Duffin, Katie Hamill, Jim Haveron, Elizabeth Casey, Katie Devlin, Veronica & Marcella O’Donnell, Annie Graham,

Patrick & Margaret McAteer, Brigid McReynolds, Eileen Ball, Michael Logue, Amy Loughrey, Bill Hooper, Patrick Lindsay, 

Thomas Patrick Stewart, Robert, Bridget, Philomena & Henry Rainey, Rose Quinn, Patricia & Martin McCart, Joseph & Bridget Havern,

Rocky Smith, William Moran, Mary O’Brien, Vincent Montgomery, Cassie Morgan, Seamus O’Kane, Catherine McAleese,

Paul & Rose Hazzard, Kitty Hamill, Mary Anderson, Gary Porter, Alexander McKeegan, Angela Diamond, Donard Graham,

Josephine Winter, Michael & PJ Croskery, Brian & Audrey McLarnon, Rosemary McAuley (Moneyglass)


Parish Centre

Repository will open Monday 24 December 10 30am-12noon, Friday 4 January and Saturday 5 January

10 30am-12 30pm.


For Funeral catering contact Claire – 078 7977 4749.


Bingo – 23 December as usual.  No Bingo 30 December or 6 January. 



The Adoration Chapel will close on Christmas Eve at 1pm and will reopen for Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday 27 December

as normal.    A happy holy and joy filled Christmas to you all.


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.


Christians Caring initiative was started by the Late Cardinal Daly as Bishop of Down and Connor and Monsignor Thomas Bartley VG

over thirty years ago.  They invite volunteers to donate Christmas Hampers for needy families in the Diocese.  New volunteers/donors

are needed for 2019.  If interested contact 078 3637 5976 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Prepare for your future married life at a Catholic Engaged Encounter Course
23-24 March 2019 in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,

Ballymoney. For details/booking: or 028 27638512


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


Romania Collection - St Louis Grammar School– amount collected £1172.24.  Thank you for your generosity.


Parish Draw Week 5 - £50 V & P Davey/M Loughlin, £15 Colette Johnston/S McNeill, £15 Mary J Reid/S McNeill, Margaret Canavan/E Kearney,

£15 James McMullan/R McCormick, £15 Sheila Sheerin/S McNeill, £15 Kathleen Loughlin/M Loughlin


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


NI Blood Transfusion - St Patrick’s Church Hall – Trostan Ave – Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December - 1.30pm -4 00pm, 5.15pm-8 00pm.


The Principal, Governors and Staff of St Killian’s College, Garron Tower wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas. 



There will be no Bulletin next weekend – 29/30 December. 

Anniversaries will be included in the Bulletin 5/6 January.


2019 Diocesan Directories are now available in each Church.  They will be available in the Repository after Christmas. 

GAC - Club All Saints -16/12/18 draw) Lotto numbers: 03-07-08-23. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: David Fusco (£20).

Jackpot this Sunday (23/12/18 draw) is up to £1,000. Tickets available from usual sellers.

Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all our Parish friends and family from everyone at All Saints GAC.   

Club information; and

Masses for Christmas Day 25 December


All Saints’ Church                                             Monday Vigil 9 00pm

                                                Christmas Day   Tuesday 8 30am & 10 00am


St Patrick’s, Crebilly                                        Monday Vigil 9 00pm

                                                Christmas Day   Monday Midnight Mass

                                                                                Tuesday 11 00am

The priests of the parish wish you a happy and holy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.






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