Religious Groups

Religious Groups And Organisations

The Adoration Committee was formed in May 2016 to coordinate the management of the rota for Eucharistic Adorers on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 2.00pm to 9.00pm, in the Chapel of Adoration in St Colmcille’s. The Chapel of Adoration was formerly the Confession Room, but has been reorganised with the help of sponsors in parish who presented funds, to purchase new furnishing in keeping with a special Chapel of Adoration. Everyone is welcome and may sign up for a regular hour or simply drop in for a time of Adoration, during the hours stated above.

For further enquiries please contact the Parish Office.

Here in St. Colmcille’s we have a thriving branch of very enthusiastic workers. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 8.15pm. We organise about three events every year. We would gladly welcome new members to help us run these events.
Anyone interested in joining our group please contact:
Margaret Neeson 9028 3709
Patricia White 9048 3932

BAPTISM MEETING                                                                                                    

The Baptism team welcome new parents to a meeting prior to Baptism. The purpose of the meeting is to reflect on the Sacrament and to consider the ceremony itself. At the meeting parents will complete the Baptism Registration card and may arrange the date of their child’s Baptism.

Baptisms are currently held every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm by arrangement, one Baptism at a time. For enquiries please email the parish office at

Parents should contact the Parish Office to enrol for the Baptism Meeting. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Parochial Hall, from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Parents who have already attended the Baptism meeting for an earlier Baptism, may instead contact the Parish Office – and register their child with the Parish Secretary and arrange a date for Baptism.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP                                                                                               

Parishioners who have suffered a bereavement may contact the Bereavement Group to request a visit. The contact number is 07456 989458

In order to keep the Church clean teams of volunteers vacuum the floors, dust surfaces, clean the crying Chapel windows and glass in all doors etc.
At present there are six teams of cleaners who follow a rota. This means that each volunteer cleans one hour every six weeks at a time suitable to themselves.
If you feel you could assist in this very valuable work you will be very welcome to join one of the teams which are organised by Mary Walsh who can be contacted on 90295 795.

Here in St. Colmcille’s we have always placed great significance on having the sanctuary adorned with suitable floral displays. At present there are only two members of the parish carrying out this important work and so we would very much welcome any new parishioners willing to help with ideas and the actual presentation of displays.

Anyone interested should contact the Parish office : 02890 654157

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION OF CHILDREN                                      

Children who do not attend the parish Primary School, St Joseph’s, may join the Sacramental preparation classes with the parish Catechists.

First Reconciliation (Confession) & First Holy Communion for children in Primary 4 and above, is held on alternate Tuesday evenings, starting in October through to May, from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Enquiries to Noeleen : 07879 498131 or email

Confirmation class for young people in Primary 7 and above, is held on each Wednesday evening from October through to February, from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Enquiries to Noeleen : 07879 498131 or  email

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY                                                                      

“To seek and find those who are forgotten, to bring your love to the suffering and deprived ……..”
The Society’s work, through person to person contact, encompasses every form of aid, not just financial, that alleviates suffering and loneliness and promotes the dignity and integrity of mankind. The Society strives not only to alleviate need but also to discover and redress the situations which cause it.
St. Colmcille’s Conference meets every Tuesday night at 8.15pm in the office behind the Sacristy. Meetings are a combination of prayer and confidential reports on needy cases. It is at these meetings that the required work and projects for the coming week are discussed and acted upon. Collections, which are taken up after all the weekend Masses, provide the essential financial support to enable us to defray the effects of poverty in our community our conference is twinned with a sister conference in the Cameroons and every year to raise funds for it we hold a coffee morning in the Parochial Hall after Mass.
If you feel you would like to help in any way or if you know someone the conference could help please contact one of the following:
For more information contact Brian Mc Loughlin


The SPRED (Special Religious Education Division) group meet on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Parochial Hall. Our group is a mixed age group. We cater for people with Special Needs from our parish, Holywood and St. Matthew’s. The ages range from early teens to mature adults. We try to work on a one-to-one basis, a Leader and Activity Catechist, a Parish Rep. and a Special Friend Catechist.
The aim of SPRED is to allow our friends with Special Needs to become a part of the parish family, to let them share their faith together in a way that suits them, and to learn from them the purpose God has for us all.
No special training is required, just a desire to share your faith and love with each other and a commitment for two hours on a Monday night. We welcome anyone who would like to know more about SPRED, and we invite any parishioners with Special Needs to come along and find out more about us.
For more information please speak to Brenda McMeekin or Elizabeth O’Neill