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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

SVP Christmas Family Appeal
Anyone requesting help for Christmas should ring the helpline - 028 3833 9639.

We would prefer cash donations or vouchers for toys this year. The collection for the Family Appeal will be the weekend of 11th/12th December. We are very grateful for your support.
Advent Reflections
Advent: "The feast of the Birth of Christ does not clash with the trial we are experiencing, because it is the feast of compassion, of tenderness par excellence. Its beauty is humble and full of human warmth"
Pope Francis, November 22nd 2021

Continuing a tradition of some years now, the Knights of Saint Columbanus once again invite you to join them in some prayerful reflection during Advent. It can be a challenge to find some peace and quiet during the exciting but busy preparation leading up to Christmas and the season of Advent can perhaps pass by largely unnoticed.

We invite you to join us for Mass at 7pm each Friday in St John the Baptist Church and then to stay for 30 minutes quiet reflection before the Blessed Sacrament where we will hear about Gospel readings during each of the Sundays of Advent. Please consider giving yourself an early Christmas present and we look forward to seeing you each Friday evening.
If requesting a Baptism certificate for First Holy Communion or Confirmation, EMAIL THE PARISH OFFICE ONLY ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Please list the child’s:
1) Full Name
2) Date of Birth
3) Exact date of Baptism (if known)/ or year of Baptism

Parents may collect the Certificates on Friday evenings from the Sacristy of St. John the Baptist Church between 6 - 6.30pm. 

Requests for Certificates to collect on the Friday evenings should be submitted by 5pm on the Wednesday of the same week. Requests left on the office telephone or Parochial Houses WON’T be dealt with. Emails will be sent an acknowledgment email on receipt of the request.

This protocol is necessary to ensure no requests are missed.