Reflection

Presence
The more we call on the Lord
the more we can feel his Presence.
Day by day he draws us closer
to his loving heart. (Sacred Space)

Welcome to the Parish of Aghagallon & Ballinderry

Fr O'Sullivan (RIP)

Sunday 21st June 2020, 11am Mass will be offered for the happy repose of the soul of Fr John O’Sullivan (RIP).  Please join via the parish webcam.

St Patrick’s Church, Aghagallon

COVID-19: DIRECTIVES 

St Patrick’s Church will be open between 12-2.30pm and 3.30-6pm each day for private/personal prayer. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the church at any given time and a one way system is in place, with the main Aghalee Road entrance as the way in.  Please ensure that all health and safety advice is followed if you are visiting.

The Parish Office remains closed.  Parishes will continue to be contactable by telephone or email.

Mass All the faithful are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of obligation.

Daily and Sunday Masses will be celebrated at the normal times but without a congregation in the Church. They will be streamed on the parish radio and parish webcam, this can be accessed from our website www.aghagallonandballinderryparish.ie or www.mcnmedia.tv. Parishioners will not be able to attend daily or Sunday Masses in the Church.

Adoration There will be no adoration until further notice.

Baptisms No baptisms will take place, unless the baby is unwell.

Weddings From 15th May 2020 the NI Executive permitted the solemnisation of Marriages where one of the partners or an immediate family member is terminally ill. Such weddings may take place inside the church and are subject to the restriction of a maximum of 10 people (including the couple and the celebrant) and with social distancing observed. From the 8th June 2020 outdoor weddings in the grounds of the church, may take place with no more than 10 people present and with social distancing observed.

Funerals Funeral services and Requiem Mass in the presence of the deceased and 10 people, whilst observing social distancing regulations, is now permitted across the diocese. Funerals will be streamed for others to watch at home.  Prayers at the graveside are restricted to the close family/friends of the deceased, to a maximum of 50 people. Please ensure social distancing advice is followed.

Graveyards are open.  While visiting the cemetery please protect yourself and others.  OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

These directives will be kept under regular review

The Parish Office you can contact the office [email protected].

Sick calls and Emergencies contact number 07831934756.

This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic.

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide, so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

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Mass Times

St. Patrick’s, Aghagallon

Sunday: Vigil 7pm (Saturday)
9am
11am (Children’s Liturgy)
Holydays: As Announced
Weekdays: 10am Mon, Wed & Fri
(Except First Friday)
7pm Tue & Thu (Novena)
N.B. First Friday 7pm
Confessions Thursday before Mass
Saturday before Mass

St. Mary's, Ballinderry


There is no Mass in this church at the present time

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Recent Notices

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

18th March 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2020 which were brought into effect on Saturday night makes the following regulation relating to cemeteries and graveyards:

 

Section 4, para. (8):

A person who is responsible for a crematorium or burial ground must ensure that, during the emergency period, the crematorium or…

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