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Bulletin - 8 September 2019

We extend our sympathies to the families of those who have died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversaries occur about now.  

Recently deceased:       Sean Donegan    

Month’s Mind:              Maureen Devlin, Kirk Greene                               

Anniversaries: Jim McReynolds, Patricia Doherty, Mary McCormick, Carrie Taggart, Sheila Killough, James McKenna, Patricia McNeill, Alastair McQuillan, Frank O’Kane, Richard O’Rawe, Sheila O’Brien, John Curry, Desmond Gribben, William & Patricia Small, Edward Pollock, Pat Wright, Ted Vickers, Paddy bones, Fred Jones, Liam Fitzgerald, Terry O’Kane, Margaret Larkin, Thomas O’Kane, Colm McAlary, Brendan Esler, Robert McCluskey, Sammy Weir, Adrian Tierney, Catherine McKeague, Con McAllister, Adrian McWilliams, Geoffrey & Winnie Riddlesdell, Mae Magee, Gerard & Maureen Duffy, M K & Ned McWilliams, Sadie Fay, Gerry Treacy, John McAllister, Mary McMullan, Susan O’Hara, Conal McKeith


Fr John O’Donoghue will speak at all masses next week-end – 14/15th on the work of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers).  A collection will take place for anyone who wishes to support the missionary efforts.


Would you like to become a Minister of the Word and read in All Saints’ Church? We have a few vacancies for the 8.30, 10.00 and 12.30 Masses. 

We welcome readers of any age, and particularly invite people still at school to join us.  It will count towards the John Paul 11 Award.  Training will be provided.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Office or Nuala O’Loan at 07769974970.  Course for new and existing Ministers – 21 September – Glendun Room, Parish Centre – 9 00am-2 00pm. 

Faith and Life ConventionSaturday 28 September - Our Lady and
St Patrick’s College, Belfast. 
 Theme - Faith in a Better World.   Booking forms can also be collected from the Parish Office.  Online bookings

Bethany Bereavement Support ministry aims to help those bereaved and grieving on an individual basis in the home, to groups in drop-in centres, by phone calls and by helping at funeral liturgies and remembrance services. Would you like to help those people in this parish?  Contact 07557882183, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Next Course begins - Thursday,
26 September -120 Cliftonville Road, Belfast.

Repository, Gift and Holy Shop –opens 10 30am-1 30pm

Parish Whist Drive – Thursday 12 September 8 00pm.

Launch of Mental Health advertisement - Fri 13 September 7 pm.  This advertisement was made by the young people of the Youth Club and will be used on social media platforms to highlight this important issue.   Refreshment will be served afterwards at Youth Club.

Everybody is welcome to attend the September 2019 term of our 11th year: Irish language and tin whistle classes- 
Tin Whistle Class (All levels - Every Tuesday from 10th September 7 30– 8 30pm
Complete Beginners’ Irish Language - Every Thursday from 12th 6 30 – 7 30pm
Beginners’ Irish Language - Every Thursday 12th  7 30 – 9 00pm
Improvers’ Irish Language  - Every Thursday 12th  7 00 – 8 30pm
Advanced Irish Language - Every other Thursday from 26th 6 00 - 0 7 00pm
Contact Rosie on 077 4068 4152 for further details.

All Saints Scout Group Meetings recommence in the Parish Centre
Beavers, 6-8 yrs - Fridays 6 30 – 7 30pm from 4th October
Cubs, 8-10.5 yrs - Thursdays 6 00 – 7 30pm from 12th September
Scouts 10.5 - 14.5 yrs - Fridays 7 30pm – 9 30pm from 6th September
Explorer Scouts 14.5 -18 yrs - Fridays 7 30pm - 9:30pm from 6th September

Boys & Girls welcome to join any section
. Please note that the Beaver section is close to maximum limit and will shortly be operating a waiting list. Call/text 07740683977 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or

Wednesday Afternoon Get Together – 11 September – 2 pm to 4pm.  Music and dancing to Johnny MacRory and Dickie Carton. 

Prayers of Blessing for Ballymena – Friday 13 September – 12 45 – 1 45pm – Glendun Room.

Creative Crafters Group recommences - Monday 16 September -    10 30am – 12 30pm - Devenagh Room.  New members welcome - novice or skilled; a wide spectrum of crafts covered.

All Saints GAC Club All Saints (01/09/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 05-07-15-16. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: Jason Jordan (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (08/09/19 draw) is now up to £2,700. Tickets available from usual sellers. Thank-you for your continued support of this important Club fundraiser.     For all the latest Club information including fixtures and upcoming events, visit; and                                        

Sing to the Lord a New Song – would you or your child like to sing at 10am Mass on Sundays?  We hope to set up a rotational system of three Choirs – Children’s, Youth and Adult – who would help to lead the singing at Mass. 
Practice would take place on Friday twice each month as follows: Primary School 4 30pm, Secondary School 5 15pm, Adults 6 15pm.
If interested text Phoebe on 077 3812 9600 leaving your details. 
For under 18s please state which year your child is in school.

Pitter Patter Toddler Group will reopen Monday 16 September from            10 00am to 12 noon in the Youth Club.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Ballymena cordially invite all Associate members and Parishioners to a Special Mass on Tuesday - 17 September -7pm - All Saints Church - on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Society in the parish.  Priests who are originally from the parish and past chaplains will be taking part in the concelebrated Holy Mass.  Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the Parish Centre.

If you feel you would like to explore and enquire into the Catholic faith with a view possibly of Baptism . . .If you feel you would like to explore and enquire into what it is Catholics believe . . .If you feel you need to get a deeper understanding of your Catholic faith . . .If you feel a need to return to celebrating your faith . . .
Contact the Parish Office before 25 September to register for the Rite of Christian Initiation course for adults. 

Parish Prayer Cells recommence – Wednesday 11 September –
7 30pm. 
Contact 2564 4541, 2564 2526 or 2564 2818 for information.

Pathways - a two-year broad-based adult faith development programme runs from October to June each year and will be held in Drumalis on nine Saturdays from 10 00am – 4 30pm.  Contact Drumalis – 2827 2196 or 2827 6455 (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Belfast Pioneer Annual Mass - 18 September – 7pm – St Agnes Church, Andersonstown Rd, Belfast. Anyone wishing to be presented with gold/silver or other emblems/certificates contact 9262 9959. All welcome.

Non-stop Parish Draw Week – Week 42 - £50 Francis Gilmore, £15 Sean & Brenda McCormick, £15 Michael & Maria Walsh, £15 Ralf Clarke, £15 Mary Campbell, £15 M A Redmond, £15 Philomena O’Neill.   Thanks to promoters
R McCormick, A Wilkinson, S McNeill.

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