UPDATE 26 November 2020:
New Covid 19 Restrictions:
Further Covid-19 restrictions will come into effect from Friday 27 November to Friday 11 December 2020. As a result, places of worship must close, except for private prayer, funerals and weddings (limited to 25 people). All services will be broadcast via our webcam. Fr Stephen will celebrate Mass privately from the Altar each day. There will be no congregation and it will not be possible for you to attend Mass.
Mass Times will be:
Monday- Friday at 7pm
Saturday vigil at 6.30pm,
Sunday at 12 noon
The anticipated opening times for private prayer are 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. The church will not be open on Sunday.
The Parish Office is closed from 30 November to 14 December. As a parish community we are following the most up to date public health regulations. Claire, our Parish Secretary, must work from home but can still be contacted via the usual telephone number (028 9042 2167) or email using: [email protected] during office hours (10am – 4pm Monday to Friday).
The number of mourners permitted at funerals remains limited to 25 people. Social distancing requirements must be observed at all times. Pre- or post-funeral gatherings are not permitted.
Attendance at weddings remains limited to 25 persons. Please note the parties to a marriage are not required to wear face coverings when entering or exiting the Church.
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 protected]
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.