Our Vision

278The vision of Our Parish

Drumalane Parish (Middle Killeavy Newry) Archdiocese of Armagh


We the parish team Fr Lawrence, Fr Damien, and Fr Uduak (Society of St. Paul), Sister Rita Dempsey and Sister Marie Slacke (Poor Servants of the Mother of God) are very grateful to everyone who plays a part in building up the community of this parish.  We know that each of us can play our part in building up the community that surrounds us, through development prayer and care.

As a team we are committed to evangelizing and spreading the Good News, in this we don’t walk alone and are thankful for the parish pastoral council for their advice to us.  Their work helps develop and shape the future of our parish. We are always looking for volunteers to add to the dedicated teams already in place.


Pastoral Council Team

Chairperson; Mr Joe Goss, Roisin Walsh, Bronagh Carvill, Ciaran Cranny,

Micheal Carlisle, Sister Rita Dempsey, Pat Kelly. Eilish Morley

We also have a finance committee who advise us on the financial issues that are important for the upkeep of the church.

Finance Committee

Joe Goss, Bronagh Strain, Eilish Morley, Eileen Cranny, Maura Turley,

James Magee, Sister Rita Dempsey, Noelle Lambert, Anne Keenan Micheal McKnight  Paddy McKeown

Others Pastoral Ministries

 Many others are involved the daily running of our parish, we are grateful for their help and commitment.

The Altar Society, organised by Lelia McIntyre, clean and prepare the church on a weekly basis, helping to create an environment, making it ready at all times for the various celebrations that take place in our church.

Other ministries are:  Ministers of the Word, Eucharist, Choirs and Music.  All these play an important role in enriching our liturgical celebrations.  We are grateful to:


Pat Kelly (Ministers of the Word)

Margaret Heaney (Ministers of the Eucharist.

Choir and Music,

Mary McManus and Choir

Ashling Martin and her youth choir

Matthew Larkin

We are grateful for their wonderful music and how much it enriches the liturgies

St Paul reminds us: This is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:  Out of his infinite Glory, may He give you the power through His Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.