STATEMENT FOLLOWING SPRAY PAINT ATTACKS IN GREENCASTLE PARISH, CO. TYRONE
The attack this weekend on the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Crockanboy Hill is an attack on everyone in this community who believe in decency and tolerance. It follows a similar incident at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Broughderg in this parish last weekend. We should react by praying through the intercession of the same Blessed Virgin Mary for the conversion of those responsible and an end to attacks on all that the people of Greencastle Parish hold dear.
Fr. Edward Gallagher P.P.
Parish of Greencastle Co. Tyrone
Greencastle in the Sperrin foothills has a scattered population on its small farms. Up to the early years of the 20th century there were many Gaelic speakers in the area and around 1910 it had an Irish College. The parish is quite rich in archeological remains, including an Ogham Stone. Settlement patterns similar to the Beaghmore stone circles, which border the parish, and the Ceide Fields of North Mayo, are evident.
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Sundays Saint Patrick's Church, Greencastle: Vigil (Saturday) 6.00pm, 9.00am Our Lady of the Wayside, Broughderg: 11.00am
Holy Days of Obligation Saint Patrick's Church, Greencastle: 11.00am Our Lady of the Wayside, Broughderg: Vigil 8.00pm
Week Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10.00am Friday: 8.00pm
Saint Patrick's Church, Greencastle: Eve of First Friday: 7.30pm (before Mass) Saturday: 5.30pm (before Vigil Mass)
Our Lady of the Wayside, Broughderg: Sunday: 10.30am (before Mass)
Or by appointment
Visitation of Sick
Will take place on the first Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted in the news sheet). If you or someone whom you know would like a visit from Fr. Gallagher, please let him know.
On St. Patrick’s Day we are asked to remember in our prayers those who have emigrated. Many of you reading this will no doubt have been touched by the sense of loss that comes with a loved one emigrating. St. Patrick first encountered Ireland as a migrant. Thus, it is fitting that on the Feast of the National Patron, we again seek to highlight the needs of the many Irish emigrants spread throughout the world. Today we too remember in a special way those emigrants whose journey has been a hard one, particularly the elderly Irish in Britain, our undocumented in the United States and Irish prisoners overseas.