Sacraments

Baptisms 

The Parish celebrates baptisms four times monthly as follows:-

St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen - 1st & 3rd Saturday @ 5.00 p.m.

St Brigid's Church, Glassdrummond - 2nd Saturday @ 6.00pm

Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh - Last Sunday @ 11:45am

 

Baptisms must normally be booked at least two weeks in advance by completing a form available at the parish office.  There is a short compulsory pre-baptism meeting before the baptism of a first born in a family.  (Date and booking at the parish office)

Baptism Certificates available on request at the parish office.

 

First Confession / First Penance / First Holy Communion / Confirmation 

These are all arranged and prepared for through our parish primary schools. 

Weekly confessions take place as follows:

St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen Saturday 10:30am except funeral mornings and 6pm. 

St Brigid's Church, Glassdrummond, Saturday 7:00 pm.

Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh, First Friday 7:00pm. 

Parish penitential: Lent & Advent in St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen as announced.

Confirmation Certificates (rarely need) available on request at the parish office.

 

Sacrament of the sick 

Sacrament of the sick is administered as appropriate on each priest's monthly visit to those on his sick list (usually First-Friday week each month).  Other requests for this sacrament should be directed to any of the priests.

Urgent sick calls: Please note that, as far as possible, there is a priest on call at all times for emergencies.  Parishioners are respectfully reminded that, as the priests have separate phone numbers, it is sometimes necessary to try more than one number before locating the duty priest concerned.

 

Marriages in Upper Creggan 

Bookings: Three months minimum in advance by calling with any priest of the parish in person or at the parish office.  Telephone bookings not accepted.

Wedding bookings apply to Monday to Saturday only (no weddings on Holy Days or Sundays).  Last permited time is 2pm.

Intending married couples are obliged to attend a recognised marriage course and must book their own course by contacting any of the following:

www.accord.ie  /  www.accordni.com

Email: admin@accord.ie

Tel: Newry 3026 3577; Dundalk 9331731; Portadown 3833 4781

All civil registeration procedures (north and south) are entirely the responsibility of the couple.

Wedding Certificates available on request at the parish office.

www.gettingmarried.ie