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  



Change to Mass Schedule


As a result of the retirement of Fr. King this summer it has become necessary to reduce the number of Masses in the parish at the weekends. Having discussed the issue at length with the Parish Pastoral Council it was agreed that the Mass schedule in the Parish beginning weekend 3rd and 4th of November would be as follows:


Saturday evening         6.30 p.m. St Patrick’s

                                     7.30 p.m. St. Brigid’s

 

Sunday morning           9.00 a.m. St. Brigid’s

                                     10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart

                                     12.00 noon St. Patrick’s




FEASTS



Friday 21st September : St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

He is said to have been a missionary in Persia and Ethiopia Patron of accountants, book-keepers, tax-collectors, customs officers and security guards.


Sunday 23rd September : 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The followers of Jesus must also share in his Passion. The very way of life of the Christian will be seen as a reproach to others and therefore to be opposed. The Christian will also be accused for not conforming to the world's values and standards. In all this we must look to Jesus, the model of the suffering servant.

I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Jn 8:12


Tuesday 25th September : St. Finbarr

He came to Loch Irce (Gougane Barra) and lived there as a hermit. When disciples gathered round him he moved to Cork at the mouth of the Lee where he founded a monastery that became a famous centre of learning.


Wednesday 26th September : Ss Cosmas and Damian

They were twins, born in Arabia, who practised the art of healing and attained a great reputation. They accepted no pay for their services and were, therefore, called anargyroi, "the silverless". In this way they brought many to the Catholic Faith. When the Diocletian persecution began, the Prefect Lysisa had Cosmas and Damian arrested, tortured and beheaded. The remains of the martyrs were buried in the city of Cyrus in Syria. Having been cured of a dangerous illness by the intercession of Cosmas and Damian, Emperor Justinian I in gratitude for their aid, rebuilt and adorned their church at Constantinople and it became a celebrated place of pilgrimage. In Rome, Pope Felix IV erected a church in their honour, the mosaics of which are still among the most valuable are remains of the city. Cosmas and Damian are regarded as the patrons of physicians and surgeons and are sometimes represented with medical emblems. They are invoked in the Canon of the Mass (Eucharistic Prayer I) and in the Litany of the Saints.


Thursday 27th September : St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660)

Committed to care of the disadvantaged and the oppressed, he founded the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Daughters of Charity, the first sisters to work outside their convents in active service. Patron of all charitable works.


Saturday 29th September : Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Archangels

Michael has been venerated as protector of Christians in general and soldiers in particular; patron of radiologists, the sick and paratroopers.
Gabriel brought the message to Mary at the Annunciation; patron of postal services, telecommunications, radio and tv workers
Raphael, guide to Tobias; patron of nurses, physicians and the blind.




Goodness is loving and never imposes itself.
It is a choice.

Pope Francis, 20/09/2018

 

  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.

 

 

 

 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