Saul & Ballee Parish

Continuing the Mission of St Patrick

Morning Prayer & Eucharistic Adoration Cancelled Tuesday the 17th of October

Welcome to Saul & Ballee Parish, from the Irish sabhall phadraig meaning Patrick’s barn. It is claimed that when St Patrick came to Ireland in 432, strong currents swept his boat through the Strangford Lough tidal narrows, and he landed where the Slaney river flows into the lough. The local chieftan Dichu was quickly converted and gave him a barn, and it was here that St Patrick founded his first church in Ireland at Saul.

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St Patrick's Church

Saul

  • Saturday Vigil: 18:30
  • Sunday: 9.30am
  • Monday – Wednesday: 10:00
  • Friday: 19:00 (See Bulletin)
  • Hols as announced

St Joseph's Church

Ballycruttle

  • Alternate Sundays: 11:00
  • Hols as announced

St Tassach's Church

Carlin

  • Alternate Sundays: 11:00
  • Hols as announced

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About

Welcome to Saul Parish, from the Irish sabhall phadraig meaning Patrick’s barn. It is claimed that when St Patrick came to Ireland in 432, strong currents swept his boat through the Strangford Lough tidal narrows, and he landed where the Slaney river flows into the lough. The local chieftan Dichu was quickly converted and gave him a barn, and it was here that St Patrick founded his first church in Ireland at Saul.

Nearby on the crest of Slieve Patrick is a huge statue of St Patrick with bronze panels showing scenes from his life. St Patrick was born near Dumbarton in Scotland in the year 387, died at Saul on 17th March 461, and is buried in nearby Downpatrick. Our church today is a modern church having gone through extensive renovations in 2008, and has 2000 families most of whom have very close ties with the church.

The parish is led by Fr. Paul Alexander pp. Mass is celebrated every day, and a full schedule of our mass times can be viewed on this website.

Saul & Ballee Parish