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The Parish of Carrickfergus & Whitehead


I am delighted to welcome you to the Parish of Carrickfergus and Whitehead. I hope that you will find here all the information you seek about our parish family.
Ours is a coastal parish set in a beautiful geographical location in East Antrim, a place that has played an important role in the history of Ulster. We are the inheritors of a long and rich religious and cultural tradition which we would be privileged to share with you.
Praised be Jesus Christ in the Church!
P.J. Owens P.P

mass livestream

Mid-Week Mass

St. Nicholas' Catholic Church

 Wednesday 29th November 2023, 7.00 pm

Forest Road
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Contact Details for the Loughshore Community

Parish: Carrickfergus & Whitehead

Priest: Fr Peter Owens, PP VF

Tel:  (028) 9336 3269

Parish: Glengormley


Priests:  Fr Pat Sheehan PP

Tel:  (028) 9083 2979

Fr Aidan Kerr PE PM

Tel:  (028) 9083 2488

Fr Brendan Beagon

Tel:  (028) 9084 1507

Parish: Loughshore


Priest: Fr David Delargy PP 

Tel:  (028) 9336 3269

Parish: St Gerard's

Priests:  Fr Patrick O'Keefe CSsR Adm.

Tel:  (028) 9077 4833

Fr Denis Luddy CSsR

Tel:  (028) 9077 4833

Please spare a thought for those families this Christmas who cannot afford to buy their children presents.  At SVP Carrickfergus we know of many families within the town in such an unfortunate predicament.  But you can help us, help them.  Please consider making a small cash donation using either the red box located at the back of the church or via our new on-line funding portal.  Any money donated via the portal will come directly to the Carrickfergus conference for use within our district.

Your support is very much appreciated.  Thank you.

If you find yourself in a crisis and think SVP can help you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.


SVP can be contacted via this link.


Thanks to all who attended the SVP Christmas Appeal launch at Clonard Monastery on 19 November.  A wonderful night was had by all as we were entertained with enchanting performances from Malachi Cush, Fr Martin O’Hagan, Margaret Keys, St Clare’s School Choir and St Dominic’s School Choir

If you wish to donate to the SVP you can do so here

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Planning a Liturgy, Bereavement Mass or other service?

We recognise that music is an essential aspect of any liturgy and that the choice of music can be very personal.  The parish has provided a list of both traditional and contemporary sacred music commonly used within funerals. All pieces listed are covered by the licenses we hold or are now in the public domain.

If you require the service to be livestreamed / recorded please complete, sign and submit the below form to the Parish Office.

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