Guidelines for a return to the public celebration of Mass and the Sacraments in Newry Parish

Newry Cathedral News

Requirement to attend Mass Suspended Please note that the obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended. You should exercise good judgement, carefully considering the risk to yourself, your family and others as to whether or not you should attend Mass in person. Coronavirus continues to be a real danger. Please observe the following guidelines for your safety and that of …

Message from Canon Francis

Newry Cathedral News

It is with relief and great joy that Archbishop Martin reinstated me as Administrator of Newry and Saval parishes on 24th June in Newry Cathedral. I am so pleased to be back with the parishioners and being given once more the opportunity to serve them in whatever way I can. It has been a difficult few months for everyone with …

Public Masses Resume

Newry Cathedral News

All Masses, as per our normal schedule, opened for congregations from Saturday 4th July, 2020. Please carefully read the guidelines further down this page. Update 07/08/20: Wearing of Face Coverings Advised We’re now advising everyone to please wear a face covering in church.(Except for those who are exempt for health reasons.) This is for your safety and for the safety of …

Golden Jubilee of Fr Pat Tumilty O.P.

Newry Cathedral News

This coming Sunday, 5th July, Fr. Pat Tumilty O.P. will celebrate his Golden Jubilee – 50 Years of Priesthood. Newry native, Father Pat is a member of the Newry Dominican Community. This fantastic milestone will be marked during 12.15pm Mass at Saint Catherine’s Church. Congratulations, Father Pat. Ad multos annos!

Canon Francis Brown to return to ministry

Newry Cathedral News

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin, Apostolic Administrator, concerning the re-instatement of Canon Francis Brown In May 2018 Canon Francis Brown voluntarily stepped aside from all pastoral duties to facilitate the full investigation of information that had been received regarding a historical safeguarding concern. Canon Brown and the Diocese of Dromore cooperated fully with the statutory authorities responsible for investigating such …

Archbishop’s Mass – 24th June

Newry Cathedral News

Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate Holy Mass for the Solemnity of The Nativity of St. John The Baptist from Newry Cathedral at 7pm on Wednesday 24th June. Via webcam only.

Video: Archbishop Eamon – Feasts of the week

Newry Cathedral News

A message from Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday), the Memorial of the #ImmaculateHeart of Mary (Saturday) and the Dromore Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock live broadcast on Sunday.

Video: Benediction for Corpus Christi

Newry Cathedral News

In case you missed it: A recording of Night Prayer and Benediction for the Solemnity of CorpusChristi is now available on the Newry parish YouTube channel.

Death of Fr. John Byrne

Newry Cathedral News

Very Reverend John Byrne PP. Died peacefully at Southern Area Hospice, Newry 13th June, 2020. Parish priest of Moyraverty and Seagoe Parishes, Diocese of Dromore. Dearly beloved son of the late Dr. Patrick and Bernadette Byrne, Late of Greenan Road, Newry and dearest brother of Tim Siobhan and Nick. Fr John’s remains will be reposing at Mayobridge Parochial House until …

Corpus Christi Sunday – 14th June

Newry Cathedral News

Due to the coronavirus crisis, we were unable to hold our solemn Eucharistic procession through the streets of our city this year. Instead there was Eucharistic Adoration live on the webcam in each of the three parish churches, followed by solemn benediction live from Newry Cathedral at 9pm. Eucharistic Adoration (Webcam only) Saint Brigid’s Church: 10.00am until 12 noonSaint Mary’s …