On behalf of our Parish Team, Parish Pastoral Council and Parishioners, I welcome you to the website of St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish, Armagh. Armagh is the Primatial See of Ireland because of its association with St Patrick who, tradition states, established in this place in 445 his first church.
There are certain privileged locations on high ground surrounding Armagh which offer a bird’s eye view of the City. The joyous experience of viewing the whole City in one sweep gives a unique perspective. This website aims to facilitate a similar experience by giving a panoramic view of the visible life of Armagh Parish.
As you browse these pages, you will come to appreciate that this is a vibrant parish of four church-areas, both town and rural, in which the Gospel is proclaimed and lived in many different and exciting ways. There is something here for everyone – people from all age groups, all backgrounds, all levels of faith, and I am sure there is something here for you.
I hope that this website will help to answer the questions you have in relation to what the parish can provide for you sacramentally, pastorally and spiritually, and as we endeavour to live up to our Parish Mission Statement:
“To support and challenge our community, in developing a more inclusive and vibrant parish, reflecting God’s message of love, faith, compassion and mercy.”
I hope that you’ll see something here which will inspire you to get involved in some of the activities of the parish. There’s something for everyone, from the Parish Baptism Team at one end of the spectrum to the “JOY” Youth Group at the other and a whole array in between. I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that all Masses in St Patrick’s Cathedral are streamed live on the internet, and this can be easily accessed from this site.
Feel free to get in touch with me at any time. In the meantime, as you journey through this site, I pray in the words of St Paul:
“May the God who gives us peace make you completely His and keep your whole being, spirit, soul and body, free from all fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess 5:23)
Relics of St Anthony of Padua visit to Armagh Parish
There is great excitement across the country already for the arrival of the Relics of St Anthony of Padua to Armagh Parish on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June 2016. The relics will be welcomed at the Cathedral at 4pm on the Thursday afternoon and a special Mass will be celebrated on that evening by Archbishop Eamon Martin at 7.30pm.
It’s expected that large numbers of people will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral during the two days to express their devotion to the Saint.
The relics will be accompanied in Ireland by Fr Mario Conte, editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, The relics will remain exposed during the Masses that will be celebrated on the two days. At the conclusion of each Mass, those attending will be invited to approach the relics and receive a special blessing.
Thursday 16 June
4pm Relics welcomed to St Patrick’s Cathedral
5.30pm Evening Prayer
10pm Night Prayer
Friday 17 June
1pm Relics depart