A very warm welcome to our parishioners and friends at home and abroad. Ballycastle (Ramoan) Parish is situated in North Antrim between the beautiful Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast. It includes within its bounds Rathlin Island and Glenshesk.
The parish has installed a webcam in the church to broadcast Mass over the internet. This service will be beneficial for the parishioners abroad and for the sick and elderly at home. The service can be accessed on www.mcnmedia.tv and NOW can be accessed through the parish website on CLICKING THE HYPERLINK ABOVE. Please also note a set top box is needed for those parishioners who wish to view the services on their televisions; however internet is still required. The webcam can be viewed on laptop, PC, smart phone, kindle etc. For further information on the above please contact Seamus McNichol, MCN Media on 07732329066.
Many thanks for the on-going patience and co-operation as the works around the parish church continue. For the immediate future disability access to the church will be via the south transept door. Some photographs of how the work has developed, in particular the excavation necessary to allow sloped access to the crypt, are available on the parish website (in the parish news section).
Many thanks also to our parishioners on Rathlin for facilitating the temporary move to the parish hall during renovation of the island parish church. The work there is focused on the floor, roof, and windows, and the provision of toilet facilities. Funding of £116,400 has been acquired from the Heritage Lottery Fund toward the cost of this work, with a shortfall to be met by the parish. A fuller summary of the project will be printed in next week’s bulletin. Photos from Rathlin also on website.
Sinead Killough (Quay Road)
Reece Meenan (Coleraine)
Daniel Gerald Dallat (Castlerock)
Fr. Paul Devine (New York)
Dan Bakewell (Birmingham, formerly of Ann Street, Ballycastle)
Trócaire Global Christmas Gifts
Choose from the new range of Trócaire Gifts starting from £7.
Available in the sacristy; please make cheques payable to Ballycastle Parish.