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Parish Mass will be broadcast daily live on CB radio and Facebook

at 10 00am - kirkinriola Ballymena Parish 

Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament - every Thursday - 10 30am-12noon 

Vigil Mass 6 00pm.  Sunday Mass 10 00am.  

                       Statement from Bishop Noel Treanor - 4 June 2020
With immediate effect, Funeral services or Requiem Masses will now be resumed across the Diocese of Down and Connor, while observing the limits on the numbers attending to 10 mourners and observing social distancing regulations.


All Saints’ Church will be open for private prayer. It will be open from 12 noon to 3pm and
6 00pm to 8 00pm every day except Saturdays, which will be a deep cleaning day.

We have a team of volunteers who will assist us all initially to follow the new protocol as laid out by the Down and Connor Diocese. We would ask that you follow any guidance given. It will be great to see some faces back in the church again. STAY SAFE PRAY SAFE


In the Reflections and Homilies part of the website you can find:

Stations of The Cross 

Cardinal Newman prayer for those nearing death - Reflections and Homilies

Prayers and Thoughts in dark times

7 April - Article by Mons Delargy and comment from Brigid McKeown - published in Irish News 

8 April - Diverse Portrayals of The Crucified Jesus by Fr Kevin McHugh

11 April - Easter Homily by Mons Delargy

15 April - Reflection by Mons Delargy

18 April - 'Benedictus' by John O'Donuhue, Irish poet and philosopher 

19 April - Reflection - Divine Mercy Sunday

22 April - Reflection by Mons Delargy

26 April - Reflection - Walk back to happiness

1 May - Reflection - Playing Music for God along with Mary

2 May - Reflection - Mary and the Uganda Martyrs 

3 May - Reflection - The Glorious Mysteries

4 May - Reflection - Mary the Mother of God

5 May - Reflection - The Sorrowful Mysteries

6 May - Reflection - Mary, Star of the Sea

7 May - Reflection - What is it about Our Lady that we love?

8 May - Reflection - coming

9 May - Reflection - Joyfulness

17 May - 'I live and you will live' - Homily by Mons Delargy 

17 May - Ascension - Mons Delargy

26 May - Reflection - St Philip Neri

31 May - Pentecost - Mons Delargy    


Sacrament of Reconciliation   -  Message from Bishop Treanor  27.3.20 

In his Homily of 20 March 2020, Pope Francis said that, when access to Confession is not possible then, by making an act of sorrow, by being truly contrite for all their sins with the intention not to sin anymore, and with the intention of going to confession as soon as it is possible, they are reconciled with God and obtain the forgiveness of their sins, even mortal sins. 


In the current emergency we are asked to pray for divine healing.  



A blessing of healing hands for all our healthcare workers:

Yours are the hands full of experience and skill.

Yours are the hands reaching out with compassion.

Taking time to show care, swiftly taking action.

Yours are the hands gently touching your patients,

You touch families, too.

Yours are the hands that show you care.

You lift the hearts of those who suffer.

Your hands celebrate the joy of healing.

Your hands bless all they touch with the spirit of compassion.

Thank you for sharing your abundance and gifts.

For touching lives and lifting spirits.

Blessings and thanks for the many works of you hands.  


(Taken from the Irish Catholic)


Anniversaries can be included in the bulletin if emailed via the Contact button on the parish website –   


Contributors to weekly offering -  please retain envelopes to end of month and submit with monthly envelope. Please post through letterbox at front door of Parochial House. 
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

If you wish to contribute directly please use the DONATE button on the front page of the website and follow the instructions.  Please include your envelope number.   Receipt of any contributions will be received by the parish and will be recorded against your envelope number. 



Contact details for Parish Office & Parish Centre

Parish Office - 028 2564 1515

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Parish Centre - 028 2563 1236

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fr delargy 2011 


I'm Fr Paddy Delargy, Parish Priest of Kirkinriola, the Catholic parish of Ballymena.  Welcome to our parish website.

Ballymena is a large market town in the middle of County Antrim, one of the most northern counties
in Ireland.

We're in the shadow of Slemish mountain.  In this area our means of communication have changed radically since Saint Patrick's day, but the message remains the same:

Christ be beside me
Christ be in the heart of everyone who thinks of me
Christ be in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ be in every eye that sees me
Christ be in every ear that hears me
Parish contact details

Parish Office - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  028 2564 1515

open weekdays - 9 30am-12 30pm & 2 00pm-5 00pm


Parish Centre - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  028 2563 1236 

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