Parish Draw 2023 Week 40

We visited Tony Angelone and his daughter Jen who are parishioners of this Parish at Tony’s business. Tony selected the numbers for week 40 of the Parish Draw, and the winners were Kieran O’Neill £500 (Crumlin), £100 Ethel O’Neill (Glenavy) and £50 Pat Horner (Ballinderry Upper), Congratulations to our winners. Angelone Chemicals is a family […]


Christmas 2023 Parish Draw, Week 34

We called to Ashvale Meats on Ingrams Road, down towards the Lough shore for the Christmas Parish Draw, week 34. We met the owner Tony McAlister and his team, who were very busy preparing the Christmas orders. Tony and his wife Helen established the farm shop in 2012 and they have 2 shops located in […]


Christmas Grand Bazaar 2023

Our annual Christmas Bazaar took place in St Clare’s Community Hall on Sunday 3 December 2023. It was an opportunity for Parishioners to enjoy some festive cheer and to come together as a community. We had great prizes that were generously donated by parishioners and local businesses. A big thank you to all who organised […]


Season of Creation Celebrations in Our Parish

Season of Creation The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian World from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation by encouraging awareness and raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. Blessing of the Lough The theme of this year’s Season of Creation was […]


Annual Service of Remembrance 11 November 2023

Our annual service of Remembrance for the young men who lost their lives in our Parish during the Second World War, took place on Saturday 11 November 2023 at 11.00am in St Joseph’s Graveyard, Glenavy. . After the ceremony the attendees gathered in the Annex of St Joseph’s for refreshments and to view the photographs […]


Parish Draw 2023 – Week 30

We called to the Peter Alexander Hairdresser’s in the Main Street, Crumlin for week 30 of the Parish Draw and met the proprietor, Peter Burke. Peter’s hairdressing salon was established in the village in 2002. Prior to opening the salon Peter worked in Shapiros and Hairlines in Belfast. As a member of St Agnes’ Choral […]


Conversations About Our Future Church

The Parish Pastoral Council are seeking input from Parishioners to help develop our Parish Pastoral Plan. Input forms have been distributed and are available in Mater Dei and St. Joseph’s churches. Please return input forms by 3 December 2023 to boxes in the churches or you can contact the Parish Office by email at glenavy@downandconnor.org. […]


Autumn Parish Draw Week 26

Bernadette and Gary O’Neill members of our Parish Community living in Tromery, Crumlin called in today on route to a wedding to select the winners of the Autumn Draw. Bernadette originates from Aldergrove and Gary from Glenavy, it’s couples like this that keep the Parish together! The numbers were selected, and the winners of the […]


Parish Draw 2023 – Week 25

We visited the Brankin family farm for week 25 of the Parish Draw. We met Gabriel, his niece Anna, nephew Sean and their family dog Massey at their Pumpkin Patch. Gabriel and his little helpers were about to harvest the Pumpkin’s for market. The Brankin farm is located at the Lough shore with breath taking […]


Parish Draw 2023 – Week 20

We visited Ross Farm Supplies, which is a family run business based in Crumlin for more than 30 years. The store is in the heart of the Community, located off the Main streets at the top of the village and it offers a wide variety of farming supplies to the local farming community as well […]