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8th July '20

Ballycastle Gym


Ballycastle Gym reopens on Monday 13th July. All sessions must be pre booked.

For morning sessions (9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.) phone 089 4607901 and for evening sessions

(5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.) phone 086 3242347.



The death occurred suddenly on Thursday 2nd July of John Barrett, Doonadoba, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his sister Margaret Popplewell, his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace


Garda in attendance

Garda Brian McGuire will be in Ballycastle Community Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 12noon – 1.00p.m. On arrival, sign in, disinfect hands and maintain social distancing.


Car Treasure Hunt

Winners of the Car Treasure Hunt, in aid of Roar for Ruairi', on Saturday 4th July were

Leanne Finnerty & Co.  Thanks to Leanne for donating the winnings to the Roar for Ruairi Fund.



Challenge match result: Ballycastle: 2 – 14; Ballina: 2 – 12.


Ballycastle play Castleconner in a challenge match on Sunday next (12th July) at 12noon in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Ballycastle GAA Club held their 50/50 Draw on Sunday 5th July..

Congratulations to the winner Lisa Garry (€226).

Tickets can be purchased in McNamees XL, Siopa Suifinn and the Post office - €2 each or three envelopes for €5. It is also possible to play online at


Mass Intentions

The following are the names of Mass intentions that were included in Masses said in private

by Fr. Conlon this week:

Celia & Anthony Kearney (Crott)

Mary & John Patrick McDonnell (Kilbride)

Tony Langan & Yvonne Tohill (nee Langan) Anniversaries

Tom & Teresa Walsh (Belderrig)

Alice Healy (Belderrig)


Churches reopening

Churches will be reopening for public Masses on the weekend of 25/26th July.


Collection Baskets will not be passed around, please continue to put the envelopes in the letter boxes at each door.

When people come to Mass, if they wish to wear a face mask, they may do so.

It is compulsory for Eucharist Ministers to wear a mask when distributing Holy Communion.

The 2 metre physical distancing applies in the Churches for your safety.

The volunteers are appealing to everyone for their co-operation and exercise of personal responsibility.


A meeting of all Eucharist Ministers will take place in Ballycastle Church on Wednesday 22nd July at 7.00p.m. It is important that all Eucharist Ministers attend.


Mass on Downpatrick Head, which usually takes place on the last weekend of July, has been cancelled for this year.


The annual climb of Croagh Patrick, which takes place on the same weekend, has also been cancelled for this year.


St. Bridget's Church is open daily for anyone who wishes to visit for quiet prayer.


During the week, please use the side door on the east side (the door where the wheelchair parking is allocated) as the other doors will remain closed and will only open for weekend Masses.

Weekly Church Envelopes

From now on there will be 3 ways for parishioners to return their weekly collection envelopes – you can drop the envelope into the parish house, in a post box in the Church or pay on-line at . If you opt to pay on-line, Fr. Conlon will get a statement at the end of each month with names of parishioners that have signed up and amount that has been contributed. This money will then be transferred to Ballycastle/Belderrig Church accounts. If you have any questions on this, please ring the parish house Tuesday – Friday from 1pm – 3pm.