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  


Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom

When God reveals himself, his message is always one of freedom: "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery" (Ex 20:2).

Today, the cry of so many of our oppressed brothers and sisters rises to heaven. Let us ask ourselves: Do we hear that cry? Does it trouble us? Does it move us? All too many things keep us apart from each other, denying the fraternity that, from the beginning, binds us to one another.

We can become attached to money, to certain projects, ideas or goals, to our position, to a tradition, even to certain individuals. Instead of making us move forward, they paralise us. Instead of encounter, they create conflict.

It is time to act, and in Lent, to act also means to pause. To pause in prayer, in order to receive the word of God, to pause like the Samaritan in the presence of a wounded brother or sister. Love of God and love of neighbour are one love.

In the presence of God, we become brothers and sisters, more sensitive to one another: in place of threats and enemies, we discover companions and fellow travellers. This is God's dream, the promised land to which we journey once we have left our slavery behind.

Taken from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2024


Sat 9th March

Sat 23rd March
St. Patrick's P.S.

Clonalig P.S. & St. Brigid's P.S.
11.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.


Sat 4th May

Sat 11th May

Sat 18th May

Sat 25th May

Sat 1st June
St. Patrick's (Irish)

St. Patrick's (English)

St. Brigid's


11.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.


Crossmaglen : Sunday 2nd June at 7.00 p.m.

Glassdrummond : Sunday 9th June at 7.00 p.m.

Creggan : Friday 14th June at 7.00 p.m.

Shelagh : Sunday 16th June at 7.00 p.m.

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:
Stop it.
Silence the weapons.
Move seriously towards peace.

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