Pope’s lead Cardinal on new pastoral direction for the family, Amoris Laetitia, to speak at Limerick conference

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to address ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference at Mary Immaculate College on July 13th

Conference is a key moment in build up to World Meeting of Families 2018

A cardinal recognised as a lead reformer within the Church hierarchy and chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the ‘family’ – will be the star turn at a major conference here next month.

‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’, which will be held at Mary Immaculate College,  Limerick is the first major conference to be held as part of the build up to the World Meeting of Families next year in Ireland.


Visit of Relic of St Teresa of Calcutta to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Thursday 8 June – Saturday 10 June 2017

St Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian – Indian nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the Republic of Macedonia). After living in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. In 1950, she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and are active in 133 countries. The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/Aids, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, dispensaries and mobile clinics, childrens and family counselling programmes, orphanages and schools. Members of the congregation take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience also profess a fourth vow, to give “wholeheartedly free service to the poorest of the poor”.

During her life, St Teresa of Calcutta received a number of honours. She was canonised (recognised by the Church as a saint) on 4 September 2016 and the anniversary of her death (5 September) is her feast day.

She’s revered for her work with the poor in India and Pope Francis said “She defended the unborn, the sick and abandoned and had shamed world leaders for the crimes of poverty they themselves created”. Two apparent cures of sick people after her death in 1997 have been attributed to her intercession. On the day of her Canonisation, Pope Francis said: “St Teresa of Calcutta had spent her whole life bowing down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God given dignity”.


Thursday 8 June

  • 7.20pm – Arrival and Procession with the Relic
  • 7.30pm – Evening Mass
  • 10.00pm – Night Prayer
  • (Cathedral closes at 10.30pm)

Friday 9 June

  • 8.00am – Morning Mass
  • 10.00am – Morning Mass
  • 12.00noon – Midday Prayer
  • 3.00pm – Rosary
  • 6.00pm – Evening Prayer
  • 7.30pm – Evening Mass
  • 10.00pm – Night Prayer
  • (Cathedral closes at 10.30pm)

Saturday 10 June

  • 10.00am – Morning Mass
  • 12.00noon – Midday Prayer
  • 1.00pm – Relic departs from St Patrick’s Cathedral

Confessions will be heard on the mornings of Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June from 9.30am – 9.55am and from 10.30am – 12noon and on the Friday afternoon from 4pm – 6pm.

Novena to the Holy Spirit

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Armagh Parish Holy Spirit Prayer Group

Friday 26th May – Saturday 3rd June


Armagh Parish Holy Spirit Group is group of men and women of all ages who meet each week, to pray and offer praise to the Lord. 
Our aim is to help members to come into a deeper relationship with Christ, to realise the gifts the Spirit has given them to build the church, the body of Christ, and to strengthen our faith. We facilitate Life in the Spirit Seminars during Lent; and invite inspirational speakers throughout the year.
We welcome you to join us at
8pm on Tuesdays
In the St Vincent de Paul Centre, Chapel lane
 (below St Malachys School)
Rosary before the prayer group starts at 7.30pm.
Prayer Crusade for Vocations in Ireland

On Saturday 13th May (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima), a time of prayer was held for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in Ireland.  Pope Francis was in Fatima for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year where he canonised two of the visionaries of the Marian Apparitions there. People were invited across Ireland to pray The Angelus or a decade of the Rosary for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life at 12 noon on the day. It’s also suggested that on the 13th day of each month, from May to October of this year, that a decade of the Rosary be prayed for Vocations in Ireland.