St Mary’s Church Stewartstown

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St. Mary’s Church, Stewartstown

The current church of St. Mary in Stewartstown was opened in 1845 but was not the first church on the site. In 1797 Fr. James Devlin of Clonoe built a thatched church on the site of an old quarry. That church was destroyed in 1829 but was repaired and then replaced by the present building.


“A lawyer, to disconcert Jesus, put a question , ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’  Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’.

Matthew 22:35-40

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