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  

Annual Parish Novena in honour of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen

Each Monday, from 23rd October to 18th December 2023 at 7.00 p.m.

Welcoming this year's Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon Martin said, "Advent is often described as a journey. Over the next four weeks we will journey towards Christmas while reflecting on the big themes and the personalities of the Advent season. Some of the major themes of Advent are: waiting and preparation, darkness and light, and the promise of comfort and hope."

For full text of Archbishop Eamon's message, please go to the "From our Archbishop" page.

Advent (from, ad-venire in Latin or "to come to") is the season of spiritual preparation consisting of the four weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas. This is a prayerful time for renewing out experience of waiting and longing for the Lord. It is a time of preparation that directs the heart and mind to Christ's second coming, and to the upcoming celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord at Christmas.


Sat 23rd December

Sun 24th December

Mon 25th December
Vigil Mass


Christmas Eve Vigil Mass

Christmas Day Mass
St. Patrick's Church

St. Brigid's Church
Sacred Heart Church

St. Brigid's Church
St. Patrick's Church

St. Brigid's Church
Sacred Heart Church
St. Patrick's Church
6.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.

6.00 p.m.
8.00 p.m.

9.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
12 noon


Sat 3rd 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.

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.


 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:
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