Welcome to St Colmcille's
Parish of Holywood, County Down
Like living stones let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
1 Peter 2 : 5
Show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some have unknowingly entertained angels
Hebrews 13 : 2
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Corona Virus Update

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Parish Information

Parishioners are asked to note that, in line with Diocesan guidelines, all Parish Offices are now closed. Our Parish Secretary, Claire, will be working remotely and will still be able to take telephone calls. She will continue to work with Fr Stephen to look after all those in need. She can be contacted by email or via the parish telephone number: +44 28 9042 2167

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 

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.

During the period in which public Masses are suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak, please note the following: 

Coronavirus – a prayer to Mary

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

Prayer to Our Lady Health of the Sick

Prayer for those who are Sick

Prayer to St Roch

Act of Spiritual Communion

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

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.