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.
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.
Upcoming Events in August
Sun 25th Aug, Youth BBQ, 5:30pm, St James. More details at Parish Info. A Youth BBQ has been planned, there will be games and food. Cost: FREE. To confirm you’ll be there, or to ask any questions text Steph on 07482251807
Upcoming Events in September
- Sunday 8th : The National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2019 to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Knock, Co. Mayo.
- Sunday Masses on 8th : Back to School” Blessing of Schoolbags” at Masses in St Marys Greencastle and St James’s.
- Monday 9th at 7.00pm : Our next PPC meeting.
- Sat 28th10.00am – 4.00pm. Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention. Please let Fr. David know if you are available to attend.
Upcoming Events in October, November and December:
- Sunday, 6th October 2019 at 3.00pm. 50th Anniversary Celebration of ST. Mary’s, Greencastle. Bishop Noel Treanor and some of the past and present clergy will be in attendance.
- Anniversary events in Greencastle. More information to follow
- Mon 21st Oct at 7.00pm. PPC meetings at the Greenisland Parish Hall
- St Colman’s, Greenisland 50th Anniversary, a celebration mass will be held on Sunday 20th October followed by refreshments in the hall.
- St Colman’s Hall, Greenisland, an evening event, comprising a meal and entertainment from our local talent, will be held on Friday 15th November.
- Diocesan Initiative : Focus on “Faith and Mission”in our Parish. More info to follow.
- Mon 25thNovember at 7.00pm in the Parish Hall at St James’s ( if Committee Room is available)
- Preparation and Delivery of Advent Workshops and Liturgy To be discussed.
Both Lives Matter
‘Both Lives Matter’ (https://bothlivesmatter.org/) have created some resources to support people in emailing local politicians or to send them postcards to register an appeal for them to reconvene the Northern Ireland Assembly, in order to stop the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland.
SVP Summer Outing
Whitehouse St Vincent de Paul Society bus run to Newcastle on the 7th September 2019. Cost. £10. Please register your name in the form placed at the back of the church or contact any member of the SVP Conference for more details.
March For Their Lives: Please join us for this CRUCIAL MARCH at Custom House Square, Belfast, on September 7th at 2.00pm, to show our politicians that abortion is NOT IN OUR NAME! Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Chapel, Donegal Street, at 1pm. Coaches will be leaving from all over Ireland. For more info please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org