Welcome to the official website of the Roman Catholic Church on the Isle of Man. The church in the Isle of Man is one of twenty-four pastoral areas in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

There are six parishes on the Island and seven churches:

St Patrick, Patrick Street, Peel.
Our Lady, Star of the Sea, and St Maughold,
Queens Promenade, Ramsey.
Parish Priest – Father Brian O Mahony CSSp
(01624) 813181 ourladystarofthesea@manx.net

St Mary and St Columba.
Two churches: St Mary, Bowling Green Rd, Castletown and St Columba, Castletown Rod, Port Erin.
Parish Priest Fr Leo Cooper
(01624) 822272 saintmarycastletown@rcaolp.co.uk

St Anthony, Ridgeway Rd, Onchan.
St Joseph, Fenella Avenue, Willaston
St Mary of the Isle, Hill St, Douglas.
Parish Priest and Area Dean: Monsignor John Devine.
Assistant Priest: Father Brian Dougherty
(01624) 675509 saintmaryiom@rcaolp.co.uk

Please find below links to weekly newsletters for each of these parishes with details of Mass times and parish activities.

Novena to Mary Untier of Knots

Sunday 7th to Monday 15th October 2018 at ST MARY OF THE ISLE DOUGLAS


Sunday 7th  3.00pm      Identifying the Knots in our lives
Monday 8th 7.00pm     Untying the Knots of Challenging Relationships
Tuesday 9th 7.00pm     Untying the Knots of Division among Christian Church:

                                               Rt Revd Peter Eagles, Bishop of Sodor and Man                
Wed 10th 7.00pm           Untying the Knots of intractable Immigration situations:
                                              Fr Peter Morgan, Parish Priest, St Anne & St Bernard’s, Liverpool
Thurs 11th 7.00pm        Untying the Knots of Poverty & Injustice:

                                              Sr Sheila Curran, Sister of Mercy, Dublin
Friday 12th 7.00pm      Untying the Knots of Anxiety and Depression:

                                              Fr Conor Stainton-Polland, Parish Priest, St Matthew’s & St Cecilia’s, Liverpool
Sat 13th     3.00pm          Untying the Knots of Grief and Loss before the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 14th 3.00pm   Untying the Knots of ill-health: The Sacrament of the Sick: Fr Leo
                                             Cooper, Parish Priest, Castletown & Port Erin
Monday 15th 7.00pm  Restoration of Hope and Harmony – the Peace the world cannot give

Although each day has a particular focus everyone is encouraged to attend each of these 9 sessions to pray for the untying of all our ‘knots’ whatever they may be. Light refreshments will be served after each session.

The Church on the island is part of the wider Universal Church. Consequently this website contains links to the official websites of the

Confirmation for Older Teenagers and Adults
The Archbishop has stated that the minimum age for Confirmation throughout our diocese is now thirteen years. The next celebration of the rite of Confirmation for these young people will not take place until 2020. There are many adults and older teenagers who have missed out. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO BE CONFIRMED. Our bishops have expressed a willingness to visit the Island to confirm older teenagers (16 plus), their parents and adults of any age who would like to be confirmed. If you fall into this category, please let the parish office have your details. A short period of preparation will be required

To view weekly newsletters for each parish on the Island visit the Newsletters page.