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Bulletin - 3 November 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:      Peggy Kennedy
                                     Bernadette Fitzsimons
                                     Gerald Sexton
                                     Eileen McKeown (McMeel, Randalstown)

Month’s Mind:               Kathleen McKervey
                                     Patrick Clarke

Anniversaries:  Theresa Hagan, Anne Sheehan, Arthur McAlonan, P J Magee, Mickey Joe Killough, Fr Darragh, Peggy Kelly, Caroline McCann, Patrick Creelin, Eileen O’Kane, Rose Molloy, Frances Furey, Rosemary Armstrong, Annie McKeown, John Laverty, Liam McCallion, Tara Bricknell, Elly Thornhill, Nell Chesters, Richard Adair, Gertrude Rhodes, Thomas McKenna, John Jones, Andrew Rowland, Kevin Walls, Fr Alec Reid, Paul Montgomery, Norrie Brady, Geoff Sagar, Joseph Wilson, Nellie Farrington, Lawrence & Theresa Dinsmore, Sheena Adams, Ann Fyfe, Bernie & Belle Dorrian, Tom Waho, Andy & Jim McCormick, Jim McElroy, Hugh McCusker, Mary O’Kane, Christopher Reid, Philomena Smyth, Paddy Loughran, Frank Graffin, Marie & Deirdre McGillian

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.

The Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners will take place on Friday
15 November – 7 30pm. 
Families and friends of those who have died during the past year are invited to attend. 

Additional Leaders and assistants would be appreciated to assist with Children’s Liturgy.  If you can help please leave your contact details into the Parish Office as soon as possible


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

Wednesday Afternoon Get Together –- 6 November
- 2 pm - 4pm. Card making with Frances.


Apostolic Work Meeting – 6 November – 7 30pm.  New members welcome. 


Thursday Lunch – 7 November – 12 30pm.  Booking essential by Tuesday 5th.  Contact Claire 078 7977 4749. 

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 the Parish Office - 2564 1515.
   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.                         


This Sunday: 3 November - "Walk of Light" – 5 00pm.  Beginning with a short prayer at the main door of All Saints’ Church, walking out the Broughshane Road, Frys Road, and back in the Cushendall Road 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. 


Take the short-term Pledge for November and say the Prayer daily

 "I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November".

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


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


Do you need prayer for a particular situation? Koinonia John the Baptist cordially invite you to a meeting of praise and prayer - The Old Schoolhouse, 187 Carnlough Road, The Braid - Tuesday - 19th November 7 30pm – 9 30pm, including a cup of tea and a chat.  For any enquiries call Christine: 07547 298830.


Non-Stop Parish Draw – Week 50 - £1000 Brendan Kirk, £15 Kieran Mulligan, £15 Sean Haveron, £15 Flanagan Family, £15 Gerald Kelly, £15 Ann McGread, £15 Raymond Gilchrist.  Thanks to Promoters S McNeill, R McCormick, A O’Loan and M Burke.

2019-2020 Draw will commence on Sunday 17 November. 
(50p weekly - £25 for the year). 
Promoters will have new cards this week.  If you do not have a Promoter in your area, and would like to support the draw, please leave you contact details and subscription into the Parish Office and a Promoter will deliver your membership card to you. 


The Parish is seeking a volunteer to undertake the role of Website Administrator.  You will be involved in a review of the current website format and design, ongoing maintenance and updating of the website.  Previous experience and skills in website management and design would be ideal, but training will be provided.    Please contact Breda in the Parish Office for further information or to register an interest. 

Blood Transfusion Service – St Patrick’s Church Hall, Castle Street – Thursday 14 & Friday 15 November – 1 30pm-4 00pm & 5 15pm-8 pm.


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

Club All Saints (27/10/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 04-05-08-10. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: B Lyness (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (03/11/19 draw) is now up to £3,500. Tickets available from usual sellers.  Thank-you for your continued support of this important Club fundraiser.    Information; and

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