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.
Patricia McAuley (McAuley Park),
Genevieve McCann (Austrailia)
Charlie Duncan (Belfast),
Ronnie McBride (Cushendall)
Bishop Noel Treanor will celebrate the closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year in St Patrick’s Church, Belfast on Sunday, 13th November at 3pm.
Holy Ghost Missions (Annual visit to parish from a missionary society).
Every year all parishes have a visit from a missionary society and this year a member of the Holy Ghost Missions will speak, and take up a collection, at the following Masses:
Sat 22nd Oct – 6.30pm Ballycastle Vigil
Sun 23rd Oct – 9.00am Glenshesk, 10.00am and 12noon Ballycastle