Diocesan Appointments

Diocesan Appointments During the course of the last couple of weeks Bishop McKeown has made a number of new diocesan appointments. As a result Fr Malachy Gallagher has been appointed curate to the parish of Melmount, Strabane residing in the parochial house in the grounds of Immaculate Conception Church, Strabane. He will be assisting Fr …

First Communion Dates

FIRST HOLYCOMMUNION 2021 Mon 20th September 2021   1:00pm Sacred Heart PS Immaculate Conception Church A 4:00pm Sacred Heart PS Immaculate Conception Church B   Tue 21st September 2021  1:00pm Good Shepherd PS St Columb’s Church A 4:00pm Good Shepherd PS St Columb’s Church B   Wed 22nd September 2021   1:00pm St Oliver Plunkett PS St Oliver …

World Day of Grandparents

Pope’s Message for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly The Vatican has released the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on Sunday 25 July on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20). The text of his …

September Overview

September Overview The month of September is dedicated to dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15.. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the …

Happy 40th Anniversary

Fr Michael celebrates 40 years of priesthood On Monday evening we had a good turnout for the 7:30pm mass to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fr Michael’s ordination. In his homily Fr Michael reflected on his life as a priest and about the people and situations that he had encountered. He thanked those who had …

Confirmation Schedule

Sacrament of Confirmation As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, boys and girls from the parish will be receiving the Sacrament of  Confirmation  in the coming week beginning on Friday 21st  May. We would ask you to keep them in your prayers at this very important time on their journey of  faith. Fri 21st May …

Synodal Pathway

Background to the Synodal Pathway On 10 March 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years. VIEW MORE Submissions are sought by 23 May 2021 Individual and groups are invited to submit …