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Bulletin - 27 October 2019

We congratulate those who have recently been baptised in the parish

                                    James Brendan McCambridge

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:       Johnny Lennon (Banbridge)

Anniversaries:  Kelly Brett, Letitia Hegarty, P J O’Hara, Mary O’Reilly, Caiden Tang, Bridget Loughran, Francis McDermott, Dot Mayo, Robert Mayo, Mary & Hugh Oliver Walsh, Sheila Higgins, Felix McNally, Patrick McKay, Sara O’Shaunessey, Sara Mary McQuoid, Anna Marie Jordan, Archie O’Hagan, Danny Kelly, John & Margaret McQuade, Barney & Eleanor Devlin, Rory Duncan, Caroline Tennant, Annie Quinn

The Ballymena Bethany Bereavement Support Group can be contacted confidentially on: 07842 100 060 and are available in the
Parish Centre every 4th Wednesday - 6 45 until 8 00pm.

Masses for the Feast of All Saints – Friday 1 November  All Saints’ Church – 8 00am, 10 00am, 1 10pm & 7 30pm.


The Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners will take place on Friday 15 November - 7 30pm.  


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


Wednesday Afternoon Get Together –- 30 October - Halloween Party and music by Johnny MacRory and Dick Carton - 2 pm - 4pm.


Ministers of Holy Communion – essential, updated training for those who visit the sick/housebound – Tuesday 29 October –
7 - 8 30pm – Parish Centre.  Booking essential.  Contact 077 4606 6870 or Safeguarding - 9049 2798.

Table Quiz – Saturday 2 November – 8pm –
In Aid of African Missions Admission £5. Everyone welcome.

In response to Bishop Treanor’s desire for greater support for Ministers of the Word, all readers from All Saints’ Parish and the Connor Pastoral Area are warmly invited to attend two support sessions in the Parish Centre:
12 November – 7 00pm: Why Proclaim the Word of God &
19 November – 7 00pm: How to Proclaim the Word of God.
To register, contact 256 41515.
   The Parish is keen to encourage new Ministers of the Word and invites anyone interested in becoming a Reader to come along to the training.                         


John 1:5- The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it - "Walk of Light" as witnesses to the faith on Sunday 3rd November.  Beginning with a short prayer at the main door of All Saints’ Church - 5 00pm.  Then we will walk out the Broughshane Rd, Frys Rd, and back in the Cushendall Rd to the Church to finish with a prayer at approximately 6 00pm. The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary will be recited in the Church for those unable to walk the distance. 

Wear bright clothing, and carry a torch. Children will be given glow-sticks. (Pets are welcome but must be on a lead!) The newly formed children's choir will lead the procession. 

The first practice of the new senior choir will take place on Friday 1st November 6 15 pm-7 15pm - All Saints’ Church. Everyone is welcome
. Anyone wishing to take part should text Phoebe on 07738129600.


Catholic Engaged Encounter –2-day non-residential course in Castle Community Centre, Ballymoney – 21/22 March 2020. To book or 02827638512.


The Parish Pastoral Council invites you to join them for tea and coffee in the All Saints’ Parish Centre after 8.30am and 10.00am Mass on Sunday 27 October. You will have the opportunity to meet with Council Members and to discuss the Council's 2019 Annual Report. A Polish speaking member of the Council will be in attendance. 

Mass for Deceased Teachers – Tuesday 5 November – 7 30pm –
All Saints’ Church. 
Refreshments afterwards in Parish Centre.


Non-Stop Parish Draw – Week 49 - £50 Johnny & Lynda Murphy, £15 Cline Mayo, £15 Paddy Heaney, £15 Clare Agnew, £15 Dorothy O’Kane, £15 robin Polly, £15 Joseph Kelly.  Thanks to Promoters E Kearney, P Devlin, R McCormick, B McReynolds & M Loughlin.


The £1000 draw will take place on Sunday 27 October.  Only fully paid-up members are eligible.  Note for Promoters – all subscriptions should be returned on or before Friday 25 October. 


Members of the Apostolic Work Society would like to thank those who contributed generously to the recent collection which raised £1590. 


All Saints’ GAC – Our Annual Dinner Dance - Friday 8th November in the Great Hall, Galgorm Resort & Spa. 

Club All Saints (20/10/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 02-03-13-17. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: Laura McMullan (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (27/10/19 draw) is now up to £3,400. Tickets available from usual sellers. Thank-you for your continued support of this important Club fundraiser.    Information; and

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