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 […]

Parish Draw 2023

The winners in ‘week 15’ of the Parish Draw were selected on Wednesday 9 August by our oldest parishioner, Ethel.  Denise Crossey, member of the Parish Draw Committee joined Ethel in her garden. Ethel is a true inspiration with her get up and go attitude to life.  She tends to her garden every day and […]

50th Wedding Anniversary of Joe & Josephine O’Boyle

50th Wedding Anniversary  Congratulations to Joe & Josephine O’Boyle, devoted and faithful members of our local parish community who celebrated 50 years of marriage and who renewed their wedding vows at Mass on Friday 7 July in St Joseph’s church, Glenavy.  Joe, served as Antrim GAA County Chairman and on the National Board of the […]

Parish Draw 2023

The winners in ‘Week 10’ of the Parish Draw were selected on Tuesday 4 July 2023 at Dan’s Fruit and Vegetable shop in Crumlin. Denise Crossey, a member of the Parish Draw Organising Committee joined Dan Arthurs, who drew the winning numbers. Congratulations to our winners who were Anne McCauley of Aldergrove, number 154 who […]

St Vincent de Paul Outing to Ballycastle

On Saturday 24th June 2023 47 young pensioners boarded a bus outside St. Clare’s Hall, excited to be on their way to Ballycastle for their Annual Outing. This event had been interrupted by Covid for a few years, but it was decided that the time to restart this tradition was 2023. The journey took the […]

Mass on The Grass 2023

On Sunday 18 June, the 12 noon Mass at St Joseph’s was held on the nearby grass pitch of St Joseph’s GAC. In the early morning the weather forecast was not promising but we had faith and as you can see it was another glorious celebration. These outdoor celebrations, planned for the Sunday nearest mid-summer […]

New Baptism Team Members

On Sunday the 8th of January on the feast day of the Epiphany of our Lord four new members to the baptism team were commissioned by Fr McBride at the 12 noon mass. Welcome Siobhan Keenan, Rose Crozier, Josephine O Boyle and Joan Breen to the Baptism Ministry. Praying for God’s blessing on your new role. […]

Second £1,000 Parish Draw

Parish draw taking place in parochial house in Glenavy parochial house.

First Holy Communion Programme

  In, 2016, the parish based First Holy Communion preparation programme, ‘Do This in Memory’ was introduced for children in both our Primary Schools.This has been a very successful programme used throughout Ireland these past ten years and children really enjoy it. On one Sunday each month the children and their parents receive a special invitation to […]

Blessing Of The Boats

On 3rd July 2016 the annual blessing of boats took place at Sandy Bay Marina. A number of the eel fishermen based along the parish’s lough shore and owners of pleasure craft tied up  while Fr Chris and Fr Colm ministered the blessing.