Parish Team

Parish Clergy

Very Rev. John McKeever, PP, Assistant Chancellor

Address: Parochial House, 35 St Patrick Street, Keady, Co Armagh, BT60 3TQ

Phone: (028) 3753 1246


Very Rev. Canon Michael Crawley, PE, AP (retired)

Address: Parochial House, 89 Derrynoose Road, Derrynoose, BT60 3EZ



Rev. Aidan McCann (on leave)


Phone :


Parish Pastoral Council

Chairperson: Bredge Casey

Secretary: Philip Mone

Members: Fr John McKeever

Canon Michael Crawley

Rev Martin Barlow

Michael Murray

Lucia Cunningham

Pierce Fox

Kevin McGuigan

Jenny McMahon

Joanne Smith

Nuala McKenna

Parish Finance Team

Finance Committee Chairperson

Rev John McKeever

Finance Committee Member(s)

Jim Lennon

Nuala McKenna Secretary

Patricia Smyth


Chris O’Neill

Philomena Fletcher

Noella Murray

Darren Mone

Deborah Cunningham


Parish Safeguarding Representative

Caoimhe McGuigan 

Archdiocese of Armagh Designated Officers:

Aidan Gordon: 07841101687

Eleanor Kelly: 07584323138


Clea Primary School

Phone: (028) 3753 1096

Principal: Mrs Clara Duffy


Darkley Primary School

Phone: (028) 3753 1484

Principal: Mr Ciaran Monaghan


Our Lady’s and St Mochua’s, Derrynoose

Phone: (028) 3753 9777

Principal: Mr Gary Farrell

St Francis of Assisi, Keady

Phone: (028) 3753 1284

Principal: Mrs  Feena Hughes

St Joseph’s, Madden

Phone: (028) 3753 1890

Principal: Mr Paud Loughran

St. Patrick’s High School, Keady

Phone: 028 37 531393

Principal: Dr Fionnuala Moore

Society of St Vincent de Paul

SVP St Patricks Conference was established in the Parish in the 10th June 1987.

Our Conference seeks to provide support to anyone in our Parish who are in need.

We can be contacted on our confidential helpline number 07738838078 or by email on

Our History

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.

Our focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens.

In addition to providing direct assistance to those in need, caring for the homeless, providing social housing, operating holiday homes and other social support activities, the Society promotes community self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit , based on the needs of the individual or family seeking help.

The Society respects the dignity of those who contact us, offering assistance and advice when sought, maintaining their dignity while assisting them towards long-term self-sufficiency in a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality.

In 2015 the Conference opened our Charity shop, originally a unit in the Old Mill complex which then relocated to our new home at 39 Kinelowen Street.

Our shop welcomes donations of clothing, Bric a Brac, Homewares, Books and DVD which we then sell to sustain the support our conference offers to those in need in the community.

Our shop can be contacted on (028) 3778 8010.

St Patricks Conference


Confidential Helpline 07738838078

Let us learn, first of all, to defend our belief without hating our adversaries, to appreciate those who do not think as we do, to recognize that there are Christians in every camp, and that God can be served now as always! Let us complain less of our times and more of ourselves. Let us not be discouraged, let us be better.