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  

Pope Francis is inviting the entire Catholic World to join him, through the Marian Sanctuaries across the globe, during the month of May, to pray for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The date of Monday 10 May 2021 has been assigned to Ireland for the leading of prayers at the International Marian Shrine at Knock. On that date we are especially asked to remember in our intentions all people with disabilities.

Full list of Daily Prayer Intentions:

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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

Praying is not easy.
Each time we want to pray, we think of many other activities that seem more important and urgent. Almost always, after putting off prayer, we realise that those tings were not essential at all.
Pope Francis, 12/05/2021

Everything we would like others to do for us,
let us do for them instead (cf. Mt 7:12)
Do we want to be heard?  Let us first listen
Do we need encouragement?  Let us give encouragement
Do we want someone to care for us?  Let us care for those who are alone & abandoned.
Pope Francis, 10/05/2021

God saves with love, not with force;
offering Himself, not imposing Himself.
Pope Francis, 06/05/2021

During the month of May, let us lift our eyes toward the Mother of God.

Let us pray for the end of the pandemic united in the recitation of the Holy Rosary together with the Shrines around the world.

Pope Francis


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.








 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