Parish of


Downpatrick Pastoral Area

Welcome to The Parish of Downpatrick website. We are delighted that you have taken the time to visit our Website, and we hope it will be of some help to you.The Website has been set up as means of reaching out to all, Parishioners, Friends and Relatives at home and abroad.The Weekly Parish Bulletin is available by visiting the link on the Bulletin page. You can also visit us on Facebook – Downpatrick Parish where our page is updated daily.

Tel: 02844612084

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             A message from Pope Francis for the month of November:

Parish Financial Statement for 2017

The figures for the Parish Finances for 2017 plus Fr. Murray’s commentary are available to see by clicking on the following links:


              Parish Financial Statement 2017


                                              Fr. Murray's Commentary

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Bereavement Mass:

The Bethany Bereavement Group have organised Mass on November 28th at 7:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church. A special invitation is extended to those who have lost a loved one between November 1st 2017 and October 31st 2018. We will have a candle for you to present at the altar in memory of your family member. We would invite all those who are bereaved and continue to grieve to join us on November 28th when we will offer the Mass for all of our deceased family and friends. The priests of the parish continue to pray for all the deceased daily, especially during the month of November.

Annual Audit - November 2018
Parish Groups and Non-Parish Groups Using Parish Premises

Dates: Wednesday 7th November or Wednesday 14th November

Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Parochial House

to update information on the operation of your group this year.

Parish Groups:
Leader in Charge and one Assistant should attend

Non Parish Groups: ⦁ Person in Charge and Assistant should attend

⦁ Non Parish Groups need to bring along the following
- Updated Insurance Details
- Safeguarding Details

Please book a 10- 15 minute slot for your group on one of the above dates by contacting the Parish Office on 02844 612084 or email 

Yvonne Maguire


The Downpatrick Pastoral plan is available to view on the menu under Pastoral Council

The Holy Land Pilgrimage will take place on Friday 14th June and return on Saturday 22nd June. If you are interested, contact the parish office on 02844612084 or email .

The parish office will require a deposit of £200 before Christmas. 

For more information click on the following links:  Information on Holy Land and Itinerary and price 

There is a limited number of 53 seats available. Book early and secure your place to avoid disappointment.

Faith Development team - Downpatrick

We welcome into the Parish of Downpatrick, two Faith Development team members.

They are Therese Crossan and Matt Brennan. This is a little bit about them.

Hi, My name is Therese and I'm part of the Faith Development team here in Downpatrick. I'm 19 years old and I live in West Belfast. I'm currently studying Youth Work and Theology at university and I look forward to learning more about Downpatrick and becoming more involved within the community over the next few months.

Hi, my name is Matt Brennan. I am 23 years old. I am from Poleglass, West Belfast. I studied Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. I have just returned home from a year of mission in America where I was working with university students. I enjoy anything to do with football (especially Liverpool), reading, and hanging out with my friends. I will be working as the Faith Development Youth Worker at Youth Initiatives, working in collaboration with the parish.