Latest news: World Meeting of Families

Newry Cathedral News

Update as of 3rd June: WEEKLY COUNTDOWN to the WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (WMOF) August 21st ‒ 26th 2018. 27th May: In another 91 days Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday, 25th August 2018. The Meaning of the logo for World Meeting of Families 2018: There are five parts to the logo. Over the next five weeks, the …

Guided tours of Newry Cathedral

Newry Cathedral News

2018 GUIDED TOURS OF NEWRY CATHEDRAL Following the interest shown in the guided tours of the Cathedral over the past five years there will be a further series of guided tours of the Cathedral on the followingdates. Wednesday 30th May 2018 – 7.00pm: Wednesday 27thJune 2018 – 2.00pm: Tuesday 10th July 2018 – 2.00pm: Wednesday 25th July 2018 – 7pm: …

Letter from Bishop Boyce to the people of Dromore Diocese

Newry Cathedral News

Good Friday   30th March 2018 My dear people of the Diocese of Dromore, On Monday of this week, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey as Bishop of Dromore and appointed me, Bishop Philip Boyce, as Apostolic Administrator of the vacant see. I wish to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the people of the diocese having …

Homily by Bishop Philip Boyce for the Mass of Chrism

Newry Cathedral News

Homily by Bishop Philip Boyce OCD for the Mass of Chrism 2018 29. MAR, 2018 Dear Brother Priests and Deacons, Today is a special day for us priests.  We recall and relive that solemn hour when we were ordained.  In spirit we return to that Upper Room in Jerusalem, the Cenacle.  We listen again to the words Christ spoke to …

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin

Newry Cathedral News

26. MAR, 2018 “Today Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey as Bishop of Dromore.  During this Holy Week my prayers are with the people, religious and clergy of Dromore and in particular with those who have been abused, and with all who are suffering because of abuse. “I wish to acknowledge Bishop McAreavey’s nineteen years of service …

BREAKING NEWS: Apostolic Administrator appointed

Newry Cathedral News

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Philip Boyce, retired bishop of Raphoe, as the Apostolic Administrator of Dromore, while the bishop’s seat remains vacant. An Apostolic Administrator is a representative of the Pope and he has the authority to govern a diocese during the period of time between bishops. This appointment means that a Chrism Mass will now be …

World Meeting of Families Events

Newry Cathedral News

Conversations week 2 Week 2 of the World Meeting of Families series of Parish Conversations entitled, “The Christian Vision for The Family” Will take place in the Parish Centre, The Mall on Wednesday 7th March, at 7.30pm. All welcome. Rosary with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Rosary with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Clare’s Convent, Ashgrove every Sunday …

Letter to People, Religious and Clergy of the Diocese.

Newry Cathedral News

Letter to People, Religious and Clergy of the Diocese. 2nd March 2018 Today I am writing my letter of resignation as Bishop of Dromore to Pope Francis. I do so with a heavy heart.  I wrestled with this decision over recent weeks; it was not an easy decision to take.  Following recent media coverage which has disturbed and upset many people, I decided …

Mass and Confession times for Christmas

Newry Cathedral News

CHRISTMAS MASSES IN NEWRY PARISH Newry Cathedral Christmas Eve 9pm (Carols 8.30pm), 12 midnight (Polish Mass) Christmas Day: 8.30am, 10.00am & 12 noon PLEASE NOTE: NO 5.30PM MASS IN THE CATHEDRAL ON CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS DAY.   St. Brigid’s Church Christmas Eve: 7.30pm ( Carols 7.00pm) Christmas Day: 9.30am (po polsku) & 11.30am (Mass in English)   St. Mary’s …

Blessing of Nativity Scenes: Weekend 16th/17th December

Newry Cathedral News

On the Gaudete Sunday (the third Sunday of Advent) Roman families gather with their Baby Jesus figurines at St Peter’s Square to have them blessed by Pope Francis. For the third year running, Newry Parish will aslo observe this beautiful tradition. Please bring your nativity scenes or Baby Jesus fugurines for a special blessing at the following Masses: ♣ Saturday …