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 […]

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 […]

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 […]