Fr Dermot

Our Chaplain is the Very Rev. Father Dermot Maloney.

Father Dermot celebrates Mass in our School Oratory on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.40 a.m.

St Paul’s High School is a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Armagh, and great emphasis is placed on Sacramental celebration.

An beautiful oratory, dedicated to St Paul, is the centrepiece of our new school.

Mass is celebrated before the school day on Tuesdays and Thursdays for staff, pupils and the wider community.

During Advent and Lent the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated with each class. The celebration of Mass for parents, students and teachers takes place to welcome Year 8 students and to acknowledge leavers at the end of Years 12 and 14.

The end of Key Stage 3 is marked with a celebration of the Eucharist with the Archbishop of Armagh in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Each year group participates in a spiritual retreat annually and has opportunities for collective worship at the beginning of each lesson and at Morning Assembly.

St Paul’s is involved in the Christian Education Movement. This incorporates prayerful reflection and meditation and encourages pupils to interact with other denominations in the Christian family.  A vibrant St Vincent de Paul group is active in St Paul’s,  helping needy families in our community throughout the year.

The Rainbows programme is also offered to students who have suffered bereavement or other major trauma.