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Latin Mass Ballymoney

Latin Mass Ballymoney

There will be a traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady & St Patrick’s church in Ballymoney on Thursday 1st July at 7.30pm to celebrate the feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus. The Mass will be open to the public following the usual health guidelines (social distancing, sign in for track & trace, masks to be worn unless exempt etc.) It is planned to be a Missa Cantata (a fully sung Mass with ceremonial).… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN LOW SUNDAY 2021

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN LOW SUNDAY 2021

Today, the Octave Day of Easter is known by many names. It is often called Low Sunday, because after the great ceremonies of Holy Week and Easter, the liturgy returns to a somewhat “lower” level of solemnity. It is also known as “Quasimodo Sunday” from the first words of the Introit. Another name is “Dominca in Albis Depositis.” In English, this is “Sunday for putting off the white.” This name refers to the fact that among the early Christians, the new converts who had been baptised at the Easter Vigil would have kept their white clothes throughout the octave and only returned to their normal attire today.… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN PALM SUNDAY 2021

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN PALM SUNDAY 2021

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

At long last, public ceremonies have resumed. Thank God for this grace to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. We are, however, still obliged to follow the coronavirus restrictions, especially as regards face-coverings, and “social distancing.” As a gentle reminder: social distancing must be observed at all times inside and outside the church (eg. on the front steps and in the parking lot). This is a condition for keeping the church open, and the ceremonies public.… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN PASSION SUNDAY 2021

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN PASSION SUNDAY 2021

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

    We have come to Passion Sunday. Easter is only two weeks away. During these last two weeks of Lent, Holy Mother Church focuses all her attention on the Passion and Death of her Divine Spouse. To show her sorrow, the statues in the church are veiled in violet. Even the crucifix is covered, so that it can be solemnly un-veiled on Good Friday.… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY

7th February 2021
Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

The church is currently open for private prayer. Keeping the church open, however, is conditional on following the current coronavirus regulations. Remember the Church of the Immaculate Heart is open approximately six hours a day, including weekends. Please do not all come at the same time! 

We have good news from Mr. Kevin Finn. He was allowed to return home last Monday, where he is making good progress on his convalescence.… Read More

Announcement

Announcement

7th January 2021
Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Sadly we find ourselves once again deprived of public Masses. The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will remain open for individual private prayer every day at normal times. Please see the schedule below. Remember your priests remain available to see to your spiritual needs.

Yours in Christ the King and our Blessed Mother,
Canon Heppelle

Church Opening Times
Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 7 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 1 pm
Friday: 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

On this first Sunday of the year, the Christmas cycle continues with the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Remember that Christmastide lasts until the Feast of the Purification on 2nd February and we should maintain something of our Christmas joy in the celebration of our Lord’s birth throughout this time. Do not rush to take down your crib and all the lovely decorations!… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Please take note of the special schedule this week for Christmas.

Concerning Christmas Midnight Mass and Christmas day Masses: To help insure that we follow the regulations imposed upon us I ask you to send an email to [email protected] indicating your name, which Christmas Mass you plan to attend, and how many people you will bring with you (your family or household).… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

The Third Sunday of Advent takes its name from the first words of the Introit: “Gaudete Rejoice.” The Mass bids us rejoice for the Lord is near. For this reason the vestments are the more “joyful” rose colour, there are flowers on the altar, and we once again hear the joyful sounds of the organ.

We should also rejoice that we can once again celebrate Mass publicly.… Read More

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

IMMACULATE HEART BULLETIN FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

This Sunday begins the Church’s liturgical year and the season of Advent. Is is a time of preparation for the Christmas. During the four weeks of Advent we commemorate the long centuries of waiting for the Messiah in the Old Testament. This year our sorrow in being deprived of the Mass brings us closer to those times of the Old Testament in which the gates of heaven were closed by sin, and the just could only hope and pray for the coming of the promised Messiah.… Read More