Loughshore Parishes
"at the heart of your community"


Welcome to the website for the Loughshore Parishes.

This is a group of three parishes that 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 Greencastle, Star of The Sea Whitehouse, St James’ Whiteabbey & St Colman’s Greenisland

The links to the webcam for each of the churches is below:




St Mary’s Greencastle

St Mary, Star of the Sea, Whitehouse 

St James’, Whiteabbey

St Colman’s, Greenisland

Summer Schedule

The Summer Schedule can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Summer Schedule 2024

National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2024

Celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and The Elderly.

Theme: “Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Psalm 71:9)

Sunday 28 July 2024 Knock Shrine

Principal celebrant: Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio of Ireland will lead the pilgrimage and the celebration of the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly at Knock Shrine.

Choirs and music at the Mass:  The combined choirs of Knock Parish directed by Una Nolan, Director of Music at Knock Shrine.

“Lady of Knock” sung by Dana

Children’s Prayer Appeal: Inviting all children to write a prayer for their grandparents and send it to Catholic Grandparents Association Knock Shrine

Schedule for the Day:

2.30pm Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica

3.00pm Pilgrimage Mass followed by the Rosary Procession.

Annual Parish Census

Thank you for participating in the parish census which was carried out on the weekend of 27th & 28th April 2024.

The data captured can be viewed by clicking on this link >>

AGE NI's Shared Lives Service

Our service is brand new and is for older people aged 65+ who would benefit from spending time outside their own home. Our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness and maintain independence and social connection. Our carers are self-employed, use their own home as a base for the care and are paid an hourly rate for their role.

For more information, please click on this link >>

If interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer, please contact deborah.mcilwaine@ageni.org

Have you, or someone you know been bereaved by suicide?

The Northern Trust have designed a guide dedicated to those grieving the death of someone they love >> 

Local support groups and individual support sessions are available throughout the Northern Trust area to help you deal with a bereavement through suicide.

If you would like more information about a support group in your area, or to be referred to the individual support service, please

Danielle Gallagher
Bereaved by Suicide Service Officer
Holywell Hospital Site
60 Steeple Road
BT41 2RJ
028 9441 3544

David Olphert
Family Liason Officer
Holywell Hospital Site
60 Steeple Road
BT41 2RJ
028 9441 3544

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.


There are 3 schools in Loughshore Parishes.

  • 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 Parishes.