The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan
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Sunday 3rd December 2023

The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan

The Faithful Departed Recently Deceased:  Bishop Tony Farquhar,  John Forsythe, Sr Nuala Branagan Anniversaries:  Patrick Devlin, Esther Maybin, John & Maureen McCooke, Peter McCaughey, Veronica Herron, Cronan Hughes, Molly Symington, Bridget McAlinden, Francis & Liz McDonald, Mary Matthews, Gerard Matthews, Patsy & Annie Corcoran, Kathleen Morris, Anne Patusa, Mary Rogan, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ronnie McCrea, Ita Ryan, May & Gerry McCullough Eternal Rest Grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
DONATE Please click on the button if you wish to make an online donatation to the Parish of Ballyclare and Ballygowan.    Thank you.
Masses this Week Monday - Thursday at 9.00am Friday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation.)                  Mass in Holy Family 9.30am.  Mass in Sacred Heart, 7.00pm
Offerings: Thank you for your recent offerings:  Weekly Offering:  26th November:  £370.70
Advent family Prayer resource: “Preparing for Christmas” In this booklet you will find a Prayer Service and activity suggestions for the four Sundays of Advent as we lead towards Christmas and the arrival of the Son of God to a stable in Bethlehem.  Scan the QR Code to download or visit: content/uploads/2023/11/advent-prayers-2023.pdf
St Vincent de Paul: Tickets for the SVP Christmas Hamper draw are available for Sale after Mass.  The draw will take place on Sunday 17th December. There will be festive tea/coffee after 11.00am Mass on 10th December.
This Week’s Hymns Entrance Offertory Communion Recessional 129 540 160 50
“Walk with Me’: A daily prayer book for Advent 2023 is available in the porch, please take one home with you…    Happy Advent!
Advent Retreat: with Fr Michael Hurley and Drumalis Team, Drumalis - Friday, 8 - Sunday, 10 December 2023. For further information or to book a place, please contact Drumalis - tel 028 28272196/28276455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm) or email
Festive Concert: Voices and Brass in St Mary’s, Star of the Sea, Whitehouse.  Friday 8th December at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 in aid of the Whitehouse Parish restoration fund. For more information and tickets please call: (028) 90370845
The Parish now has a new facebook page: please like follow and share!
There are currently more children waiting to be adopted in Northern Ireland than families approved to adopt and there is an urgent need for new families to come forward. All sorts of people from all walks of life can be considered for adoption. So, wherever you live in Northern Ireland if you think you could offer a child/ren a new life in a family of their own and would like an informal chat to discuss this and to find out more about adoption, CONTACT US!  (028)90691133
2024 Pioneer calendar:  is available from Pioneer centres and from Central Office (01 805 4226). The calendar is designed to offer spiritual support to families which are being impacted by alcohol and addiction. The calendar is priced at €5. Further information from