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Bulletin - 19 July 2020

16th Sunday of the Year                                                                           19 July 2020


Parish – Relaxation of Covid-19 Restrictions


It has been a matter of great joy that our Parish has been able to re-open our church for private prayer and to resume the celebration of public Mass in recent weeks. The safety of our clergy and our parishioners has been our primary concern, and the re-opening of the church has been subject to the implementation of stringent safety and social distancing measures, in line with public health, Diocesan and Executive requirements. We are grateful to parishioners for their co-operation with these measures and their understanding and patience at this time.

The arrangements for the celebration of Mass, access to the church for private prayer, and the celebration of sacraments will remain under review as public health advice and Diocesan guidelines develop and will be subject to change. The Parish Council will continue to update you with all changes and developments through bulletin updates.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support of our Parish community.


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 8pm, and on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30pm. 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.

St Patrick’s Crebilly remains closed at this time.

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 Sunday to Friday (closed Saturday), and between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


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


Please use the “CONTACT” button on the Parish website ( 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, 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 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

We thank you for your continued generosity to the Parish and Diocese.




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:        Sally Reid, formerly 7 Suffolk Street, Michael McQuillan, Portstewart, Kathleen McCluskey Kilrea, Charlie Delargy Cushendall

Month’s Mind:                  Roisin O’Neill, Mary Teresa Scullion

Anniversaries:               Nora McDermott, Patrick McGuckian, Charles McGarry, Patrick McIlwee, Marie McKeown, Hugh Magee, Kevin Donnelly, Bridget McCrystal, Clement McMahon, Joseph Dougan, Mary Richardson, Maurice Henry, Catherine McAuley, John Devlin

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



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


Time is the coin of your life.

It is the only coin you have,

And only you can determine how it will be spent.

Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. 


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 to submit.  (100 words or less)

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