Welcome to the website of Upper Creggan Parish – and thank you for finding us.  In this era of ever growing means of communication, our website aims to keep all members of our parish community, past and present; those here at home and those who have travelled to far-off shores; and our may friends, fully informed and up-dated on many aspects of parish life, ministries and services.  In particular, we hope it will enable the sick and housebound and our many young emigrés to stay in touch with parish life through the weekly news sheet and other regular information updates.

For quite some years now all liturgies at our three parish churches are broadcast on radio.  The website is an additional tool to help all whose lives are already busy to stay in touch with YOUR Parish. 

Enjoy your time looking around our website, especially our Photo Gallery and, if like what you see or find it useful, please come back again soon.

Until then, may God keep us all true to Him, as together we seek to make His Kingdom come.

   

Fr Dermot Maloney, PP  


FEASTS


Friday 22nd February : The Chair of St. Peter

This ancient feast relates to early Roman custom at this time of year or remembering the ancestors of the family, those who presided over the family fortunes. The feast celebrates Peter as bishop of Rome and the focus of unity in the communion of one faith.


Saturday 23rd February : St. Polycarp

He was bishop of Smyrna or Izmir in modern Turkey. Born around the year 69, he was a disciple of St. John the Apostle. He was martyred in 155.


Sunday 24th February : 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Abishai reflects our human way of thinking about justice and mercy. But David, refusing to take advantage of Saul's helplessness, gives an idea of God's boundless compassion and mercy. The followers of Jesus are to strive to be merciful as God is merciful, perfect as God is perfect.

Love your enemies and do good, and lend without any hope of return. You will have a great reward and you will be sons of the most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
Lk 6:35


28th February 2013 Pope Benedict XVI retired


Friday 1st March : St. David

He was an abbot and bishop in Wales in the sixth century. Several Irish saints were his pupils and he influenced monastic development in Ireland. He died around 601. Patron saint of Wales.



Hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice.

The holy people of God look to us, and expect from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be undertaken. We need to be concrete.

May the Virgin Mary enlighten us as we work to heal the grave wounds that the scandal of paedophilia has caused, both in the little ones and in believers.

Pope Francis, 21/02/2019
Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church



CONFIRMATION

Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 11.00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Clonalig PS - Saturday 4th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

St. Patrick's PS (English) - Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

St. Brigid's PS - Saturday 18th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

St. Patrick's PS (Irish) -  Saturday 25th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

Crossmaglen : Sunday 5th May at 7.00 p.m.

Creggan : Friday 24th May at 7.00 p.m.

Glassdrummond : Saturday 25th May at 7.00 p.m.

Shelagh : Friday 28th June at 7.00 p.m.

 

  BEREAVEMENT

SUICIDE

DEPRESSION

DON'T DEAL WITH IT ALONE . . . .

SEE SECTION : "PERSONAL HELPLINES"

 

 

  WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION


Wednesday only from 11.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

in Parish Rooms, Crossmaglen.


Everyone welcome, not just rota members.

 

 

 

 Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

 

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all who love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

(St. Patrick's Breastplate) 

 The statue of St. Patrick (Patron of our Parish), erected March 2012, at the front of St. Patrick's, Crossmaglen