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Mission Statement of the Parish of Drumcree

Our Parish of Drumcree is a Christ-centred community. In Baptism we are challenged by the Spirit to live and share the Gospel message.

Through proclaiming the Gospel message to all, growth in faith, liturgy, justice issues and ecumenism we extend our love and care to all people providing support in renewing and deepening our faith. We value the gifts and talents of each of our parishioners and invite them to use these in responding to Christ’s invitation to all of us to follow Him and spread the Good News to the whole world.

‘For the Church the new world of cyberspace is a summons to the great adventure of using its potential to proclaim the Gospel message. This challenge is at the heart of what it means to “put out into the deep” (Lk 5:4)’

Pope John Paul II – Message for the 36th World Communications Day

Feast of All Souls 2020
(Those who die go no further from us than to God and God is very near)

Our annual Mass commemorating those who have died in the past year will take place on Monday 2nd November next.

Given the large number of deaths in the parish these past twelve months, coupled with the social-distancing restrictions imposed on us by COVID-19, two Memorial Masses will be celebrated in St John the Baptist Church on Monday 2 November next at 6pm and 8pm.

Families of those who have died in the past year have already been informed of the details of these Masses. 

Parishioners are advised not to attend either of these Memorial Masses unless they are related to the deceased.

Those family members attending either of these Memorial Masses are asked: 
• to wear facemasks, 
• observe social-distancing, 
• sanitise their hands on entering and leaving the Church,
• follow the directions of ushers at all times,
• avoid gathering in the Church carpark afterwards.

25th October 2020 Bulletin

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Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021
Children who attend the three Parish Primary Schools are prepared for First Holy Communion and Confirmation in their classes at School. 

If your Child does not attend one of the Parish Primary Schools but wishes to receive these Sacraments and is resident in the Parish of Drumcree, they will need to be registered for a course of preparation for First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. 

Registration can be made in St John the Baptist Church Sacristy after any Mass. You will need to bring along your Child's Original Long Birth Certificate and Baptism Certificate. A course will then be organised and will usually take place one evening a week in the Pastoral Centre. 

The closing date for Registration is Sunday 25th October.
Online Donations

In these uncertain times, the Archdiocese of Armagh has implemented an Online Donation Portal to allow parishioners to donate towards the running of Parishes.

The Parish of Drumcree will be a part of this platform, so parishioners can donate using this portal.

The Portal can be accessed by clicking this link

You can also read a walk-through of the process - click here to view the walk-through document

Parishioners can now donate to the Parish in 2 ways:
  1. Use the Online Portal as described above

  2. Put your donation in an envelope with your name, address and the date for which you are donating (usually a Sunday) and post this through the letterbox of the Parish Office or either Parochial House on the Moy Road.
Why do we ask for your name and address? We ask for these details so we can claim Gift Aid back on your donations - if you're signed up for the scheme in the Parish of Drumcree.