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Bulletin - 2 August 2020

18th Sunday of the Year                                                           2 August 2020

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

Recently deceased:      Michael McLarnon 28 Frys Road, Kevin O’Brien London

Month’s Mind:               Leslie Surgenor     

Anniversaries: Maureen McAleese, John Devlin, Stephen Evans, Kathleen Toal, Rosemary Sheehan, Mary Burke, Mary McCambridge, Mandy Mohan, Margaret Clegg, Geoff Fitzsimons, Charlie Walsh, Julie Tennant, Brenda Mulholland, Martha Canavan, Kirk Greene, Joe Nelson         


Celebration of Mass

Passes for Mass services in All Saints Church will be distributed by the Parish Council in St Joseph’s side chapel in All Saints Church on Friday evenings between 6pm and 7 30pm.   Seating at Mass will be allocated and parishioners must follow the instructions of stewards. Special passes are available for parishioners with a disability and one carer. It is essential that you bring your pass with you to Mass.

For the safety of our parishioners and clergy, communion must be received by hand only and will be distributed by the celebrant priest.

It is hoped to resume 11 00am Mass in St Patrick’s Crebilly from 16 August.  More details later.


Mass Times
Sunday Mass will be celebrated in All Saints’ Church at 6pm on Saturday Vigil, and 10am and 12.30pm on Sunday.  The Polish Mass will be celebrated in All Saints’ Church on Sunday at 4pm.

Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Monday to Friday.

Mass will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 10am.

Mass will be broadcast live on CB radio and on Facebook (Kirkinriola Ballymena Parish).

If you are not on Facebook and wish to take part in Mass or devotions, search “All Saints Catholic Parish Ballymena” on the internet and select “Ballymena Kirkinriola Parish – Home Facebook” to access recording of services and Parish news.

Private Prayer

All Saints’ Church will be open for private prayer between 12pm and 3pm from Monday to Friday (closed Saturday), and between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 
Sunday 2 00pm-4 pm. 


Funeral services or Requiem Masses have resumed but remain subject to social distancing requirements.

Anniversaries          Please use the “CONTACT” button on the Parish website (https://www.ballymenaparish.org/) to request anniversary details for inclusions in the weekly Parish bulletin.

The Sacrament of Penance will be available in All Saints Church on Saturdays between 12pm and 1pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in All Saints Church on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Celebration of the Sacraments
Enquiries regarding weddings should be made by email only using the “CONTACT” button on the Parish website, https://www.ballymenaparish.org/. Social distancing requirements will limit the number of participants to the ceremony.

Parents wishing to have their child baptised should complete the Baptism card which can be found on the Parish website at https://www.ballymenaparish.org/. The completed card and a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate should be put into an envelope clearly marked “Baptism Request” and should be posted through the door of the Parochial House. Please note that there is currently a waiting list for Baptisms, and that Godparents must be at least sixteen years old, and be baptised and confirmed.

First Holy Communion
The sacrament of First Holy Communion for children starting Year 5 in September 2020 will take place in All Saints’ Church in late September/October. Schools will be in touch with parents with all necessary information when details have been finalised.

Children beginning Year 4 in September 2020 will make their First Confession and First Holy Communion in 2021.

Parish Envelopes
Parish Envelopes can be left in the box at the exit of All Saints Church when open for private prayer or in the contribution’s basket at Sunday Mass services (a pass for attendance at Mass is required).

Alternatively, monthly contributions can be made by standing order using the forms which can be found on the Parish website at https://www.ballymenaparish.org/.  We thank you for your continued generosity to the Parish and Diocese.


From Monday 3 August, the Parish Centre will open - Monday to Thursday

each week, 9am to 9pm for booked events only.  The Shop will open from Tuesday

to Thursday each week -10 30am to 12noon from Tuesday 4 August. 

The Old School Café will not open at present.  
All groups wishing to use the Centre are asked to collect an information sheet from

the side porch of the church. 


Online Summer school - 'Theology, Spirituality and Religious Experience' – beginning August 10.   
Ten online lectures by Fr Pat Collins C.M. given over two weeks - https://bit.ly/2BYPmXa

The Treasure Ireland project is an exciting new initiative that will support historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. It will run for three years from 2020-23 for churches and chapels of all denominations, providing help and encouragement in the form of grants, training and marketing initiatives.

Please make sure that you sign up for our e-newsletters so that you can keep informed on all that is happening. It is easy to do, simply follow the link below.


Keep checking the parish website www.ballymenaparish.org - Reflections and Homilies – for new material.   

Too many people miss the silver lining

Because they’re expecting gold.                                                 Maurice Setter

Do you have a short, good news story which you would like to have included in the Parish Bulletin?  If so use the CONTACT button on the parish website 
www.ballymenaparish.org to submit.  (100 words or less)

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