Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke have entered into an initiative to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse and to provide a response within the church community.
It is appropriate that this is being launched on ‘White Ribbon Sunday’ which is an internationally designated day set aside to condemn this violence and abuse wherever it takes place.
By supporting the Safe Church Campaign we pledge never to commit, condone or stay silent about Domestic Violence and Abuse.
Domestic Violence and Abuse occurs right across societies; it knows no boundaries with regard to age, ethnicity, religion,gender,identity, sexual orientation or any form of disability.
The Safe Church campaign provides the opportunity for victims to confidentially access information to services available.
Church personnel have received training to assist in directing victims towards available resources.
The Senior Girls Choir from St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook will present Vivaldi’s Gloria, accompanied by The Generation Louth String Orchestra in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 10 December at 7.30pm. All are welcome!
“Aid to the Church in need” invites us to join on Wednesday 22nd November to light up our Churches and wear something red as we remember Christian martyrs and those who have died for their faith. On that day, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh will be a blaze of red and people are asked to wear something red (a sweater, a cardigan, a jacket, a scarf or a tie) as a symbolic reminder of all those Christians who have suffered and died for their Christian faith over the years. (more…)
On Sunday 26th November, an afternoon of prayer will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. On this special day, we recognise and honour Christ as ruler and universal shepherd. The true King sits on a heavenly throne, never away nor above nor apart, with wisdom and mercy and constant compassion and He lives in the love that lives in our hearts.
The afternoon will take place from 2pm – 5pm, concluding with Benediction at 5pm. There will be prayers and reflections led on each of the hours and there will be quiet time, to allow people the opportunity to come before the Lord, to give thanks for all the graces and blessings of life and especially, the many blessings of the past year!