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 Greencastle, Star of The Sea Whitehouse, St James’ Whiteabbey & St Colman’s Greenisland.
Consultation on Abortion
A public consultation on the implementation of a legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland is now underway. We would like to encourage all parishioners to take part.
- Online interactive Advent Calendar Behind each virtual door of the Online Interactive Advent Calendar there are resources for parish, school and the home, which will help us to pray and to reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our preparations for Christmas. This is a free resource available at https://www.catholicbishops.ie/adventcalendar/
- Anointing of the Sick and Devotions to St Peregrine
- 9 Days of Adoration and Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, FOR FAITH & LIFE
- Prayer for God’s Mercy & Healing
- Advent Retreat: “A Sabbath for the Lord” with Fr Brian O’Leary SJ
- Advent Carol Service in the Loughshore Parishes on 15 December
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Mass times in Loughshore Parishes are as follows:
Tue 24 Dec 5.30pm Family Mass St Mary’s Greencastle
Tue 24 Dec 8pm Vigil Mass St Mary, Star of the Sea, Whitehouse
Wed 25 Dec 9.45 Mass St Colman’s Greenisland
Wed 25 Dec 11am Mass St James’ Whiteabbey
Wed 25 Dec 12.15pm Mass St Mary’s Greencastle
Upcoming Events in December:
- RAISING HAPPY HEALTHY CHRISTIAN CHILDREN
- Preparation and Delivery of Advent Workshops and Liturgy To be discussed.
- ST NICHOLAS’ REPOSITORY:
- Christmas Dinner – Whitehouse SVP
Strictly Fundraising Event
Loughshore Parishes presented Colleen Shaw CEO of Friends of the Cancer Centre with a cheque for £14,000 on Sunday 8 December. So proud of our Strictly Team led by the fabulous Peri and in association with Ballroom Blitz NI. Everyone involved loved being part of such a brilliant fundraising team. Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated or came to the show.
Please see link below for more photographs of the parishioners in Lourdes in July 2019.
The Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention
Fr. David Delargy, Bronagh Jemfreys and Sr. Anne McCourt attending the Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 28 September 2019 with members of the Loughshore Parishes and St Louis House youth group.