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 and Social Distancing procedures are still recommended 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


Monday 15th August : Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of obligation

Masses in our Parish for this Feast:
St. Patrick's at 10.00 a.m.
St. Brigid's at 7.00 p.m.


Prayer for the People of Ukraine


Loving God,

We pray for the people of Ukraine,

For all those suffering or afraid,

that you will be close to them and protect them.

 We pray for world leaders,

for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

 We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis,

we may reach out in solidarity

to our brothers and sisters in need.

 May we walk in your ways

so that peace and justice

become a reality for the people of Ukraine

and for all the world.

Amen.

 Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us! 




May we be won over by the peace of Christ!
Peace is possible,
peace is a duty,
peace is everyone's primary responsibility!

War is madness! Stop, please! Look at this cruelty!

In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre!

May the Lord send his spirit to make us understand that war is a defeat for humanity. We need to defeat the need to make wars which destroy us, and get rid of this need for self-destruction.

Every war worsens everyone's situation. Therefore, I renew my appeal:
Enough.
Stop it.
Silence the weapons.
Move seriously towards peace.

Pope Francis

There is much talk in the Church about being on an synodal pathway but what does that mean?

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  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