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  

Face Covering, Hand Sanitising, Social Distancing and Number Restriction procedures are in place in all our Churches for the benefit of us all - we ask you to respect and adhere to these.

Our Churches are open for Private Prayer:

St. Patrick's, Crossmaglen : after Mass to 6.00 p.m. daily

St. Brigid's, Glassdrummond : 12 noon to 6.00 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday

Sacred Heart, Shelagh : 12 noon to 6.00 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday

Masses in St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen will continue to be broadcast on the webcam and can be viewed at http://www.uppercreggan.co.uk/webcam.php

(Mon - Sat 10.00 a.m.; Sat Vigil 6.30 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon)

Outside Loudspeakers will be in operation for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass

Let us pray for one another; Let us care for one another


Parish Novena

Each Monday from 18th October to 13th December
St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen at 7.00 p.m.


Wednesday 8th December : Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Masses in our Parish for this Feast:

St. Brigid's: 7.00 p.m. (Vigil -  Tuesday night)
St. Patrick's: 10.00 a.m.
Sacred Heart: 7.00 p.m.


ADVENT

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church's new year. Advent (from "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent is a time for spiritual preparation for the Lord's coming at Christmas. Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.





May this Advent help us transform our hope into the certainty that He whom we await loves us and will never abandon us.
Pope Francis
28/11/2021


  WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

St. Patrick’s Church, Crossmaglen

Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursday 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


Everyone welcome, not just rota members.


  BEREAVEMENT

SUICIDE

DEPRESSION

DON'T DEAL WITH IT ALONE . . . .

SEE SECTION : "PERSONAL HELPLINES"

 

 

 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