Loughshore Parishes
"at the heart of your community"


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.

1) Overview on Consultation [Click here]

2) Form for Response to Consultation [Click here]

3) Advice from SPUC  [Click here] 




  • 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


More information about dates and times Please click here




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:

  • Preparation and Delivery of Advent Workshops and  Liturgy To be discussed.
  • 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.

Lourdes 2019

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.

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 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.