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  



The Holy Trinity

FEASTS


Saturday 26th May : St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)

Born in France but spent most of his life in Rome, where he founded the Congregation of the Oratory to foster good preaching and to promote holiness of priestly life.


Sunday 27th May : The Most Holy Trinity

At the Last Supper, Christ explained to the Apostles that he could not teach them everything because they were not, during his lifetime, sufficiently receptive. The Holy Spirit will be charged with continuing Christ's work for all the days of the future Church. It is the love of the Father that gives us his Son, while the Holy Spirit is ever leading us to know more of the truth.

Make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
Mt 28:19-20


Thursday 31st May : The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today's liturgy recalls the 'Blessed Virgin Mary carrying her Son within her' and visiting Elizabeth to offer charitable assistance and to proclaim the mercy of God the Saviour.


Friday 1st June : St. Justin

He was born I the Holy Land and settled in Rome. He became a Christian and is remembered for his defence of Christian belief and practice. He was martyred c. 165.


Saturday 2nd June : Ss Marcellinus and Peter

Roman clergy, martyred under Diocletian in 303.



Every time we make the sign of the cross, we draw closer to the great mystery of the Trinity.
Pope Francis, Feast of the Holy Trinity, 2015
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

St. Patrick's PS, Crossmaglen (Eng.) - Saturday 26th May 2018
Shelagh PS - Sunday 27th May 2018

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

Creggan : Friday 25th May at 7.30 p.m.
Glassdrummond : Sunday 27th May at 10.00 a.m.
Glassdrummond: Saturday 26th May at 7.00 p.m.
Shelagh : Friday 8th June at 7.30 p.m.

When we stand beside the graves of our loved ones in our cemeteries, remembered with love and fondness, let us know that our deceased relations are merely resting. The very word "cemetery" means a "dormitory", and so it is, for it cradles "those who sleep in Christ", a cradle of our resurrection and hope.

www.worldmeeting2018.ie


World Meeting of Families 2018 Prayer


God, our Father,
we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
one family, in the spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,
especially those for whom we now pray:
(we pause and remember family members and others by name).

Increase our faith,
strengthen our hope,
keep us safe in your love,
make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord.

AMEN





 

  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 Exposition Oratory, St. Patrick's Church, 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