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.

Mass for Deceased Parishioners

The Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners will be celebrated on Tuesday 19 November at 7pm in Star of the Sea, Whitehouse.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend and especially those who have been bereaved during the past year.

Upcoming Events in November and December:

  • St Colman’s Hall, Greenisland, 50th Anniversary, 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)
  • RAISING HAPPY HEALTHY CHRISTIAN CHILDREN We would like to invite you to participate in a parish 6-week pilot group to explore, inspire and discern how we parent and educate our children in line with God’s vision. Sessions begin Mon 11th Nov. ’19 at 10.30am in St James’ Parish Centre. Parents, grandparents and all those working with young children are very welcome. For details please ring 02895731018′
  • 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 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.