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Bulletin - 10 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:       Kelly McPeake
Sean McHugh (Cushendun)
Mary Madden (Cushendall)
Monsignor Ambrose Macauley
Fr Des Wilson
Rosemary Elliott
Aidan Fitzpatrick (Belfast)

Month’s Mind:              Paul Graffin
Theresa Martin

Anniversaries:  Bridie Blayney, Mary Agnew, Bernadette Kennedy, Theresa McKeegan, Janis McKenna, Philomena Smyth, Kieran McKeown, James McCarte, Sarah Loughran, Harry Loughran, Isobela O’Hara, Liam Stafford, Roseann Redmond, Eileen Delargy, Hannah Glynn, Mary Johnston, Eileen Dixon, Patrick McAuley, Minnie McCarthy, Eileen Mullan, Barney & Mary McGarry, Molly McKeague, James Erwin, James & Bernadette McFaul, Sarah Mulholland, Hannah Perry, Sadie Larkin, Derek Reynolds, Fr Alex Darragh, Jim McAllister, Cora McMahon (nee McQuillan), Regina Ledger

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. 

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.

Advent Reflections  -    Thursday 28 November - 12.30pm All Saints

             Thursday   5 December - 12.30pm West Church

             Thursday 12 December - 12.30pm St Patrick's

             Thursday 19 December -12.30pm Ballymena Methodist

Each Reflection lasts about 45 minutes and is usually followed by light refreshments.

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

Wednesday Afternoon Get Together –- 13 November – Join the music exercise and dancing with Geraldine O’Kane 2 pm - 4pm.

Thursday Lunch – 14 November – 12 30pm.  Booking must be made by Tuesday by contacting Claire 078 7977 4749.

Parish Whist Drive – Thursday 14 November – 8 00pm.  Everyone welcome.

Parish Dance – Saturday 16 November – Dance to the music of Aiden Taffe – 9 00pm-11 45pm.   Admission £5 including supper. 

Preliminary Notice – Christmas Fayre – Friday 29 November.  A few tables available for hire – contact Sean 078 4148 6979 as soon as possible.

Ministry 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 presented by Kieran Downey:
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 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
   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.                         



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".

BIG QUIZ NIGHT in aid of Tearfund -Ballymena Methodist Church Hall - Saturday 16th November - 7.30pm. Come as a team, or on your own! Admission is free with a free offering for Tearfund during the evening. The quiz has been organised by young people from the Fearless project and Koinonia Ireland.   Contact Darren 077 5215 4369 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Precious Life are holding an information evening regarding the change of the law on abortion in the North - Monday 18th November  7 30pm - Devenish Complex Belfast. Contact 9027 8484 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


2019-2020 Non-Stop 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 Webmaster. You will be involved in the ongoing maintenance and updating of the content of the parish website.  Previous experience of Microsoft Word and the internet useful.  Extra training will be provided.    Please contact Breda in the Parish Office for further information or to register an interest. 

Knock -All-night vigil - Sunday 8th December.  Bus leaves Loughgiel Church at 5pm - Saturday 7th December. Price approx. £20.  Contact 27641120 or 07871626940 for more details.


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 – Club All Saints (03/11/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 06-07-11-21. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: S Walsh (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (10/11/19 draw) is now up to £3,600. Tickets available from usual sellers. Thank-you for your continued support of this important Club fundraiser.  Information; and


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