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  

Public Mass on Sunday returns to Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh at 10.30 a.m. - with current restrictions. There are no public Masses in St. Patrick's Church and St. Brigid's Church.

Eucharistic Adoration has also been suspended.

Tuesday 8th December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh at 7.00 p.m.

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

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

Masses in St. Patrick's Church, Crossmalgen 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 and also Monday Novena.

Let us pray for one another

Let us care for one another

Annual Parish Novena

Each Monday from 19th October to 14th December at 7.00 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen

Monday 7th December
Vigil Mass for Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Please join us in prayer on the Webcam

Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Jesus is knocking at the door of our hearts. Do we put up a sign on the door saying: "Do not disturb"?
Jesus will wait patiently.
He will not break down the door. He will not force a relationship.
It is up to us to hear and answer his knock.
Jesus wants a relationship with us.
He wants us to open the door of our hearts. No-one can open that door for us.
We have to choose to open the door.
Are we willing to invite Jesus in this Christmas?

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Archbishop Eamon Martin launched the 2020 Advent Calendar, which goes live on http://www.catholicbishops.ie on the first Sunday of Advent, 29 November 2020.
Now in its seventh year, the unique online Advent Calendar offers resources for the parish, school and families which can be accessed behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent.

Welcoming this year's Advent Calendar, Archbishop Eamon said,
"While it has been a very trying year for all of us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the season of Advent offers a new beginning and a promise of hope for better times. The Frist Sunday of Advent is actually the Christian Church's New Year's Day.
Our Advent Calendar is a helpful resource on our "journey" towards Christmas.
I invite everyone to be part of #SharingHope this Advent season by availing of the helpful resources on our calendar."


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

St. Patrick's, Crossmaglen

St. Brigid's, Glassdrummond

Sacred Heart, Shelagh
6.30 p.m.

6.30 p.m.

9.00 p.m.
11.00 a.m.

9.00 a.m.

10.00 a.m.

Let us frequently repeat the traditional Advent prayer:
"Come, Lord Jesus"
(Rev 22:20)

The first step of faith is to tell God that we need him, that we need him to be close to us. Thus, if we ask Jesus to come close to us, we will train ourselves to be watchful.

Pope Francis, 01 + 03/12/2020









Temporarily suspended - due to restrictions

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