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.

Upcoming Events in October, November and December:

  • 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 27th October at 3pm followed by refreshments in the hall.  Please note there will be NO MASS at 9.45am on the morning of 27th October
  • 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 25th November 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.

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 last Saturday 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.