Update: 1 July 2020.
The Parish Office is now open again Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. As a parish community we are following the most up to date public health regulations, which include social distancing, hygiene/sanitation measures and the use of PPE. Please be advised these measures will be in use within the Parish Office. If people are unwell – especially those with any symptoms that might suggest COVID-19 infection we recommend that they stay at home and contact Claire by phone on 028 9042 2167 or email using: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bishop Treanor has announced the resumption of funeral services while still observing social distancing protocols. The number of mourners will be limited to the number that can be safely accommodated within the church, in line with current health and safety and social distancing guidelines. Up to 30 people may attend the graveside.
Outdoor weddings are permitted and a maximum number of 30 people may attend an outdoor wedding.
Indoor weddings are only permitted when one of the parties is terminally ill. The number of people attending in such circumstances has been increased to 30 people.
We are still awaiting clarification/change to the regulation relating to Baptism, which excluded Baptism from the more general resumption of public liturgy. As soon as we receive any information about this we will update you.
St Colmcille’s Holywood is located at 2a My Lady’s Mile, Holywood, Co Down, BT18.
Our Parish Priest is Fr Stephen McBrearty and our Parish Secretary is Claire Monaghan. The Parish Office Office Opening Hours are Monday – Friday 10.00am-2.00pm. All enquries (including weddings, baptisms etc) should be directed to the Parish Secretary in the first instance.
Our telephone number is 028 90422167. Alternatively you can contact us by email. Our email address is email@example.com
You are welcome to visit us at any time. The church is open from 08.30 each day. Closing time depends on the time of year. All services can be viewed live via our parish webcam.
Please note that the church and grounds are protected by 24 hour CCTV and all images are recorded for security purposes.
The area immediately outside the church is reserved for those with disability and is accessed via the gates on My Lady’s Mile. Street parking is available during church opening hours and also in Spafield car park (free) opposite the church.
Prayer to Mary
During the Coronavirus Panademic
Mary, you shine continuously along our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
Entrust ourselves to you, health of the sick,
who at the cross were near to
the pain of Jesus keeing your faith firm.
You, salvation of the Roman people,
know what we need,
and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that,
as at Cana of Galilee,
joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.
Help us Mother of divine Love,
to comform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us,
he who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and took up our sorrows to bring us through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection Amen
We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas –
we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things
and I desire to receive
You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually
into my heart.
I embrace You as if
You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.