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.
It is fitting that we should be part of the modern communication age since we were involved from its beginnings. It was on the spire of our church, St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s in Ballycastle, that Marconi erected a mast to link the mainland and Rathlin Island for the first radio broadcast.
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.
Upgrade of Church Grounds
After much planning, work has begun on the car park, on disability access to the crypt and on general Health & Safety improvements to the church grounds. The work will start with the former site of the primary school, and over a phased regime involve the present car park.
We ask in anticipation for your patience and vigilance with any inconvenience caused during the work.
Peter Scanlan (London formerly Rathlin Island),
Edna McDonnell (Glenariffe),
Monica McBride (Armoy),
John (Roger) O’Kane (Glenshesk Road, Armoy)
The Annual Ballycastle Parish Retreat
The Annual Parish Retreat will be held in Drumalis, Larne on Sat. 17th and Sun. 18th of Sept. The cost of the retreat this year will be £65. Bus will leave the Church Car Park at 3.30pm on Saturday 17th Sept. Please join us in prayer and experience the peace and calm of the retreat house and beautiful gardens. Parishioners from neighbouring parishes are welcome. For more information contact Maisie on 20763332 or Jean on 20763765.