Pioneer Association to gather in honour of the Sacred Heart
The Pioneer Association in each of the parishes in St Patrick’s Cathedral Pastoral Area will come together for a special Mass in St Malachy’s Church, Armagh on Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm. Pioneers from the parishes of Armagh, Keady & Derrynoose, Killcluney and Tynan and Middletown will join together in prayer in preparation for the feast. People are encouraged to join on the evening, to pray for a greater spirit of temperance in our world and in our local communities. A special invitation is extended to all Primary Seven Pupils from each of the Primary Schools in the Pastoral Area who have become young Probationers this year. On the evening, they will have an opportunity to renew their commitment to the pledge they have made.
Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart
Lord Jesus Christ, your heart was moved with love for the men and women who came for help in their need. You healed the sick, you fed the hungry, you forgave sinners, you cried over Jerusalem. Above all, you showed to those who were prepared to listen the way to true life, for you are the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Lord, your heart is still moved today by your people and their many needs. Open our hearts to hear your word, to accept your love, and to respond to your call. In particular, I beg you to grant me the favour I ask during this novena (make your request silently), provided that it will contribute to my own eternal good and to the building up of your kingdom of justice, peace and love here on earth.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
St Patrick’s Cathedral Pastoral Area: Corpus Christi Procession
As we continue to look forward to the World Meeting of Families, the people of the parishes of Armagh, Keady and Derrynoose, Killcluney and Middletown and Tynan will gather in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh for a special celebration of Mass on Friday 1st June at 7pm. After the Mass, there will be a Corpus Christi Procession and the First Communicants of this year from each of the four parishes are invited to lead the procession on the evening. People are encouraged in this special year to join with their families on the evening to give praise and thanks for the great gift of the Eucharist.
Let’s join this years Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock!
The Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 27 May 2018. A bus has been organised by The Knights of St Columbanus and it will leave the main gates of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on that morning at 7.30am. Cost of travel is £10 and those travelling are encouraged to take a packed lunch on the day. Booking at Armagh Parish Office. People are encouraged to make a special effort to join for this special pilgrimage in this year when we celebrate the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Families are encouraged to consider being part of the pilgrimage and especially young people who are being confirmed in their faith along with their families!
“Celebrating Family Life”
As we continue to prepare for the World Meeting of Families 2018, a special evening of celebration for all families in our parish will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm. All families in our parish are encouraged to make a special effort to attend this special celebration, as we come together to give thanks for all of what’s good about family life and to pray God’s blessing on all our homes and families. As part of the celebration, special prayers will be offered for family members who are doing exams in the coming weeks.
All families are invited to bring along a small picture of their family and place it in the Sacred Space in the sanctuary of the Cathedral on the evening. These pictures will be pieced together to make our “Parish Family Collage” and it will hang in the Cathedral in the coming months and all of the families will be remembered in prayer as we continue to look forward to the World Meeting of Families. All families who attend on the evening will also be given a ticket and a draw will be made as part of the evening for two families to attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August of this year.
All families are encouraged to make a special effort to join for this special evening of celebration. A special invitation is extended to all young people throughout our Parish and they’re encouraged to attend what promises to be a very uplifting and memorable evening for all.
Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock
The Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 27 May 2018. Buses will be travelling from parishes across the diocese and people are encouraged to make a special effort to join for this special pilgrimage in this year when we celebrate the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Families are encouraged to consider being part of the pilgrimage and especially young people who are being confirmed in their faith along with their families!