Loughshore Parishes at the heart of your community

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the loughshore parishes. This is a group of three parishes which came together in 2009. St Mary’s Greencastle-Star of The Sea Whitehouse-St James’ Whiteabbey. There are four churches in this group, St Mary’s, Star of The Sea, St James & St Colman’s(Greenisland).

HOLY WEEK:-

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper

7 pm Star of the Sea Whitehouse

7.00 pm St Colman’s Greenisland

Good Friday:

Inter Church Prayer Walk starts 10.30am Star of the Sea Whitehouse ending at Whitewell Road Methodist Church. All are invited to join us in this collective act of worship and witness.

Celebration of the Passion:

3.00 pm St Mary’s Greencastle

3.00 pm St James Whiteabbey

7.00 pm Stations of the Cross all churches.

a Collection will be taken at all services for Christians in the Holy Land

Holy Saturday:

Vigil of the Resurrection

9.00 pm Star of the Sea Whitehouse

9.00 pm St James Whiteabbey

Easter Sunday:

Usual Sunday Masses

Loughshore Parish Mission

We are a faith community gathered in this place called to create a sense of belonging and family with a shared identity and shared faith, We proclaim this faith in our coming together to worship and in our sharing love with others in service.

Events

150th Anniversary St Mary’s Star of the Sea Whitehouse

Mass of thanksgiving Friday 12th May 7.00 pm Main celebrant Bishop Noel Treanor

Dinner Dance Friday 2nd June at Corrs Corner

Photographic Exhibition in Dallat Hall behind the Church

Pilgrimage to Lourde to link up with Diocesan Pilgrimage

Memorial Sculpture to be erected in Church Grounds

History Book to be published.

Songs of Praise – we will join with the Whitehouse Presbyterian Church to jointly give thanks for 150 years of Worship (they also celebrate 150 years this year) in Mossley Mill Sunday 14th May at 7.00 pm

Our Mission...To unite all of the community.

We are a faith community gathered in this place called to create a sense of belonging and family with a shared identity and shared faith, We proclaim this faith in our coming together to worship and in our sharing love with others in service.

Schools

There are 3 schools in Loughshore Parish.

  • St. Mary’s (Star of the Sea) Primary School
  • St. Mary’s Nursery School
  • St. James’ Primary School

Parish Groups

There are a number parish groups in Loughshore Parish.

  • Parish Groups
  • Parish Pastoral Council
  • Parish Finance Committee