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Listed Status

The Sacred Heart Church on the Derry Road was awarded Listed Status in Strabane during the summer of 2010. Including our church in the list of buildings of special architectural and historical interest, the Department of the Environment gave the following evaluation:

“A brick and render Roman Catholic church dating from the 1930s and retaining most original detailing and fabric intact, both externally and internally. The church occupies a prominent urban setting, enhanced by a complementary gate screen, and dates from the early twentieth century development of Strabane which is evident on this stretch of road. The exterior is characterised by Romanesque and classical references enlivened with distinct twentieth century ornamentation. Like the exterior, the interior contains references to several architectural styles and these contribute positively to the buildings character. The church has social interest for the local community”.

Full details of the Listing can be found on www.ni-environment.gov.uk. Click on Listed Buildings Databases.

 


Parish Gift Aid Scheme

Those who are paying tax may wish to join our Gift Aid Scheme – at no extra cost to you. The Parish Gift Aid Scheme means that if you pay through the envelope system in your parish, the Church can recoup 25p in every £1 that you contribute. This is a very simple method of helping the parish financially. There are no hidden snags and it doesn't interfere whatsoever with any other financial arrangements you may have. Anyone who wishes to join the scheme or who would like more information about it, please contact the Parish Office (028) 71882274.




Parish Prayer

O Jesus, help us as the parish of Leckpatrick
to make you the centre of our lives.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit,
help us to repent of the wrongs we have done,
that we may be refreshed in spirit and renewed in hope.

Through that same Spirit,
help us to be good to one another and to be faithful to you,
as we live out our vocations:
married, single, priest, religious –
so that our homes and our parish may be filled
with your presence and be powerful sources of your peace. Amen.