Article: A friend in need is a friend indeed

Newry Cathedral News

The well used phrase,  “a friend in need is a friend indeed” speaks a timeless truth about the meaning of true friendship. While this phrase may sound modern, its origin can actually be traced back to the writings of the ancient Greek philosopher Ennius in the 3rd century BC. He expressed it in Latin as “Amicus certus in re incerta …

Historical society AGM – 2nd October

Newry Cathedral News

The Society will hold its Annual General Meeting  on MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER  @ 7:00pm. in St Peter’s Hall, Lurgan  After the formal business of Reports and election of officers, there will be a Presentation  at 7:30  by Jim Conway and Noel McCann entitled “St Peter’s Chapel: its history & heritage”: This will be held in St Peter’s Chapel itself. Everyone  welcome .  

Story for children: A Garden of Friends

Newry Cathedral News

A Garden of Friends. A new school in a new country.Story for children The first month of school made Maria feel like a wilting flower. She was shy and nervous in this new place where she knew no one. Maria and her family had moved over the summer from Mexico to Newry. She missed her friends and cousins back home. …

Singers wanted for the junior choir

Newry Cathedral News

Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the Newry Cathedral Junior Choir? The choir provides a great opportunity for young people of all ages to make new friends, learn hymns, sing together and in some instances sing solo in the Cathedral. Rehearsals resumed on 24th September 2023, at 11.15am on the Choir Gallery in the Cathedral to …

Article: the beauty of Autumn

Newry Cathedral News

The autumn equinox marks the start of the season, and this year, it will take place on September 23 at 6.50am. As the autumn season arrives, Christians can find much symbolism and spiritual meaning in the changing of the leaves. Just as the trees and hedgerows transform into vivid colours of red, orange, and yellow, autumn is a time for Christians to reflect …

Try Alpha

Newry Cathedral News

You are invited to Alpha. Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion where you can share your thoughts. Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little …

Visit of the relic of Carlo Acutis

Newry Cathedral News, Uncategorised

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Update: Dromore seminarians

Newry Cathedral News

Our seminarians, like many students, are beginning a new year in formation and training. Both Anthony Moffett (Parish of Dromore) and Philip McParland (Parish of Newry) attend St Patrick’s seminary in Maynooth and have returned for the new academic year. Please keep them in your prayers that God will guide them in their discernment. We continue our prayers too for …

Visit of Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis

Newry Cathedral News

The Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will visit the Cathedral on Sunday 17th September. The relic will arrive at 12 noon and will leave after the 5.30pm Mass. Details are as follows: Arrival Mass 12 Noon Mass in Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Colman with Archbishop Sorrentino the main celebrant and homilist. Talk by Monsignor Figueiredo After the 12 …

Article: The Longing for Home

Newry Cathedral News

As I sat in the bustling Dublin Airport, I noticed an elderly American man who had a profound sadness in his eyes. He was visiting Ireland for perhaps the last time, reconnecting with his ancestral homeland. Yet despite being in the country of his heritage, he seemed filled with grief and longing. This man reminded me of the many people …