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Parish History

An early view of the Sacred Heart Church (approx 1930)  
The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan Holy Family Church, Ballygowan. 1967  Holy Family Church following bomb attack. 1969
Fr. Vincent Maguire
Fr. Malachy Murphy
Parish Priests – Ballyclare & Ballygowan  James O’Boyle		          - 1907 James Marmion		1907 – 1919 Thomas MacGowan	1919 – 1925 Daniel Rhodes		1925 – 1933 Thomas McGratten	1933 – 1945 Joseph Ivory			1945 – 1963 Michael P Kelly		1963 – 1976 Eugene McArdle		1976 – 1981 Michael Coppinger		1981 – 1989 Hugh J O’Hagan		1989 – 1994 Denis Newberry		1994 Gregory Cormican		1994 – 2003 Eugene O’Hagan		2003 -  2016 Martin J. Magill		2016 – 2017 Joseph Rooney		2017 -
3rd September 2017 - Fr Manuelito Milo, newly ordained priest and soon to serve in St Patrick’s Parish, Belfast celebrated Mass at 9.30am in Holy Family Church, Ballygowan. 31st March 2018  - The Easter Vigil was celebrated in the Holy Family Church, Ballygowan.
Past priests of the parish  
The old parish hall  
Fr. Martin J. Magill
The Annual Christmas Craft Fair - 3rd October 2018
20th April 2019  - The Easter Vigil in the Holy Family Church, Ballygowan.