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 many 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 and if you 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  



Social Distancing and Hand Sanitising procedures are in place in all our Churches - we ask you to respect and adhere to these.

In all our Churches on Sundays, outside loudspeakers will be in operation for those who may be unable to get in to the Church due to the capacity limit. Eucharistic Ministers will be at the doors for those who are attending Mass outside and wish to receive Holy Communion. We remind you the Sunday Obligation remains suspended.

All Masses in St. Patrick’s Church are broadcast on the webcam and can be viewed at http://www.uppercreggan.co.uk/webcam.php

 

It is our intention to keep our Churches open for Private Prayer:

 

St. Patrick's, Crossmaglen : after Mass to 6 p.m. daily

St. Brigid's, Glassdrummond : 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday

Sacred Heart, Shelagh : 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday

 

 

Let us pray for one another

 

Let us care for one another

Confessions will take place on the first Saturday of every month in St. Patrick's Church from 11.00 a.m. to 12 noon

Eucharistic Adoration in St. Patrick's Church:
Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon
Thursday from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATES

St. Patrick's P.S. Saturday 19th September 11.00 a.m. St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen
St. Brigid's P.S. Saturday 26th September 11.00 a.m. St. Brigid's Church, Glassdrummond
Clonalig P.S. Saturday 3rd October 11.00 a.m. St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen
Scoil Bhride, Shelagh Sunday 4th October 10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh
St. Patrick's P.S. (Irish) Saturday 10th October 11.00 a.m. St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen


How much suffering, how many wounds, how many wars could be avoided if forgiveness and mercy were the style of our life.



Pope Francis, 13/09/2020




  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.

 TEMPORARLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

 

 

 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