Sunday, 24 March, 2019  
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Parish Bulletin







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 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



Where is it?



 St Patrick



Mosaic of St Patrick on the sanctuary wall.







Each Mon. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. of Lent there will be an extra Mass in Ballycastle @ 7am


Trocaire Boxes for Lent available at Church Porches - please take one.


** Stations of the Cross every Sunday in Lent at 5pm in St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s Church **


**“Beloved Disciples” - Spirituality in the Autumn of Life; faith development course for the over 55s.**



When they get old, they will still bear fruit. Like young trees they will stay fresh and strong. They will say to everyone, “The Lord is honest, He is my Rock, and there is no evil in him.” Psalm 92:14-15

In a society that glamorises youth and external beauty, the ageing process can make us feel invisible and redundant – but there is another story. The Scriptures and Catholic theology give age a victory – a beauty and wisdom that these Beloved Disciples can offer to the whole Church. Come and explore the beauty and the gift that age brings to yourself and to the Church community, through the Scriptures, discussion and prayer.

This course for the over 55s is being presented by the Parish Pastoral Council on the following Thursdays of Lent at 10.30am in the crypt of the parish church –                                                          21st March: Changing your World

                                    28th March: Thy Will be Done

                                    4th April: The Best is Yet to Come.

Each session approximately one hour long. Refreshments provided.                                                                      

While attendance for all four sessions is recommended, feel free to attend just as many as you can.


Recently Deceased

Mary McAllister (Tromra, Cushendall)

Bethany Bereavement Support Group

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures - have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”  Henri Nouwen, (1932-96) Catholic Priest & Author.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish based ministry dedicated to supporting those who have been bereaved and are grieving. The group derives its name from Bethany, the biblical home-place of siblings Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and recalls the visit of Jesus to the sisters on the death of their brother. As of January 2019 there are thirty nine parishes in the Diocese with Bethany Teams. Bethany volunteers provide a compassionate, non-judgemental and fully confidential support service to those who are experiencing the loss of another, regardless of faith, background or nationality. Our specially trained volunteers are able to hold a safe and trusted space for anyone needing either to talk or simply to be in the presence of someone who will respect their own unique experience of grief. Grief left unattended can be detrimental in the short and long term to our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. At Bethany, we can help in the process of tackling or exploring the difficulties that grief often presents, and its accompanying feelings, which may be anger, loss, regret, fear, shame, emptiness or uncertainty. While the services offered by Bethany Bereavement Support vary somewhat from parish to parish, The Ramoan, Ballintoy and Ballinlea Parish Bethany Support Group provides listening support (NOT COUNSELLING) to the bereaved, telephone support to the bereaved and home visits (usually about six weeks after time of death) to the bereaved. Our parish group needs more members and the next Bethany Bereavement Training Course will commence on Thursday 14th March. To register interest in the next training please contact the Bethany Diocesan Co-ordinator Claire Dowds (07557882183 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), the Parish Office (20762223: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm) or the parish Bethany Group on 07519471481.

 Bethany Bereavement Support Group

Members of the group are available to listen or just be there for anyone who is feeling lonely or lost following the death of a loved one. 

A member of the Ballycastle Bethany Group may be contacted confidentially onn the following phone number: 07519471481





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