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Bulletin - 15th Sunday - 12 July 2020

15th Sunday of the Year                                                                           12 July 2020

Public Masses will be celebrated every morning, including Sunday, at 10am.  Saturday vigil at 6pm. An extra Mass will be celebrated at 12.30pm on Sunday.

A Pass System will be in operation - one per family - Passes  will be distributed in
St. Joseph’s side chapel by the Parish Pastoral Council every Friday evening between
6pm and 8pm, and Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.

Your pass will indicate which pew you have been allocated.  It is essential that you bring your pass to Mass with you for identification

 

Special passes will be available for the side chapel area for those with a disability, (and one carer), who are unable to sit in the main body of the church.

As social distancing guidelines is still in place you are asked to follow the instructions given by the stewards. 

Communion will be distributed in the hand only by the celebrant priest.

Toilets are currently not in use.

There will be a limited number of missalettes available at the weekend.  These should be taken home.

Masses will continue to be streamed live on Facebook for those who cannot attend. We will soon have a webcam installed from which Mass can also be viewed via a link on the parish website. You can also still tune in on CB radio.

The church will continue to be open for private prayer at the following times:

Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm. Mon. Wed. Fri. 6pm-8pm Sundays 2pm-4pm.
(Please note change of Sunday time.)

Confessions – Monday 13th July – 6 00pm-8 00pm. 

We hope to resume Mass in Crebilly very soon.

The parish office is closed.  It is not possible to book anniversary Masses at present but anniversaries can be included in the bulletin if emailed via the Contact button on the parish website – www.ballymenaparish.org 

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:        Rosie Graham, 2 Lettercreeve, Paul O’Hara, 5 Duke Street

Month’s Mind:                Seamus Creelin, Bernadette McCullagh

Anniversaries:               Susan Montgomery, Hugh Magee, Frances McCann, Cahal O’Neill,
                                      William Gribben, Kathleen Adams

Funeral services or Requiem Masses are resumed across the Diocese of Down and Connor, while observing the limits on the numbers attending to 10 mourners and observing social distancing regulations.  It is hoped that small weddings and Baptisms will begin soon.

 

Wedding enquiries should be made by email ONLY using the CONTACT button on the parish website – www.ballymenaparish.org

If you wish your child to be included in the waiting list for Baptism please complete the card below.  The completed card, and a copy of the Birth Certificate should be put into an envelope clearly marked - Baptism Request - and posted through the door of the Parochial House. 

 

BAPTISM CARD

 

Telephone number: ………………………………Birth certificate number: …………………

Date of birth of child: ………………………………………………………………………………………

Full name of child: …………………………………………………………………………………………..
as Birth Certificate

Full name of father: …………………………………………………………… Religion: ……………

Full name of mother
(including maiden name): ………………………………………………….. Religion: …………….

Name of two Godparents:

…………………………………………………………………………………………… Religion: ……………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………… Religion: ……………..

 

Godparents must be at least sixteen years old, baptised and confirmed. 

Date and time of Baptism will be arranged as soon as possible. 

 

 

Copies of The Irish Catholic are available for collection from the porch of the Parochial House.

Contributions to the Parish can be made in the usual way.  Envelopes can be left in the wall safe in the side porch of Church.  Otherwise contributions can be made by Standing Order.  Explanation contained in Bulletin marked Ways to Donate. 

 

In the section of the parish website www.ballymenaparish.org - Reflections and Homilies - you can find:

Stations of The Cross 
Cardinal Newman prayer for those nearing death

Prayers and Thoughts in dark times
Article by Mons Delargy and comment from Brigid McKeown - published in Irish News
Tuesday 7 April 2020.
Diverse Portrayals of The Crucified Jesus by Fr Kevin McHugh
5 April - Homily for Easter Sunday by Mons Delargy
15 April - Reflection by Mons Delargy
26 April - Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter
 1 May – Reflection
 2 May – Reflection
 3 May – Reflection
 4 May – Reflection 
 5 May – Reflection
 7 May – Reflection
 9 May – Reflection
17 May - 'I live and you will live' - Homily by Mons Delargy 
17 May -  Ascension - Mons Delargy
26 May -  Reflection - St Philip Neri – Mons Delargy
31 May – Pentecost – Mons Delargy
 
 7 June –The Most Holy Trinity – Mons Delargy
12 June – Feast of The Sacred Heart – Reflection by Brian Wilson available on the parish facebook 14 June – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
28 June – Reflection – Mons Delargy
29 June – How to begin prayer – St Francis de Sales – Reflection by Brian Wilson
  5 July – Homily – Mons Delargy

 

Remember:

It is better to go forward and stumble,

Than to sit idle and grumble.

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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