The death has taken place of Fr. Joe McKeever on Saturday 23rd January 2021.   

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Fr. McKeever’s funeral will be private. It is hoped at a later date to arrange a Mass in his memory so that his many friends and former parishioners can attend.

We ask that you keep Fr. McKeever in your prayers at this time, May he rest in peace.



Very Rev Joseph McKeever PE


 Born:                     27 May 1951, Parish of Drumcree

Studied                  St Patrick’s College, Armagh.         1962-70

                             Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.         1970-73

                             St Joseph’s College, Belfast.          1976-79

                             Queen’s University, Belfast.           1983-84

                             St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.       1986-91

Ordained: 30 May 1991, Church of St John the Baptist, Portadown


Curate, Holy Redeemer, Dundalk                                                 1991-93

Curate, Dungannon                                                                    1993-99

Curate, Crossmaglen                                                                  1999-06

Parish Priest, Crossmaglen                                                           2006-16

Pastor Emeritus                                                                           2016-Present

Seminarian Liaison                                                                       1998-2016

Date of Death: 23 January 2021