Advent Group for Young People

A group for young people aged 16-20+ in the parish during the weeks of Advent. Maybe you have questions about your faith or maybe you want to know more about your faith: either way it’s opportunity to come together in faith, friendship and fun! Beginning Sunday 2nd December at 7.30 in St Comgall’s.

The Second Vatican Council and the Irish Church

The malaise of modern Irish Catholicism is its inability to take theology seriously, writes Fr Vincent Twomey SVD in The Irish Catholic 31st October, 2012
Asked how he got on at the Second Vatican Council, one Irish bishop is reported to have replied: “Well, it was really all a bit of a waste of time. They talked about nothing but theology.” To what extent this comment reflected the general attitude of Irish bishops who attended the Council, I am unable to judge. But the remark would seem to reflect the general attitude of Irish clerics to theology then as now: a waste of time. This is one of the main reasons, it seems to me, why in Ireland the Council failed to achieve the renewal that Blessed Pope John XXIII had hoped to promote when he surprised the world by calling an Ecumenical [i.e. Universal] Council.


You are asked not to park at the front of St. Joseph’s Parochial House. Last week the priest was not able to get his car out during the 5.30pm Vigil Mass and could not attend to his duties on time.

The PSNI have advised that parishioners who park on the footpath in front of St.Comgall’s
while attending Church are liable to prosecution.

Praying with the Word of God

Our Vicariate invites parishioners to begin the Year of Faith by attending a short practical course on how to pray with God’s word privately or in a group, on 4 Thursdays beginning 22nd November at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, Ballymena. Sessions will last for about one hour. All are welcome.