Pastoral Areas

pastoral-areaThis section focuses on the new pastoral areas

Pastoral Area Map

Here is a map of the eighteen Pastoral Areas.  Pastoral Area Map with Names Feb. ’13

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February 2010 pastoral area update

Steps toward the formation of pastoral area resource teams continues to move forward following a meeting of the Vicars forane on the feast of St Brigid, 2010. Over the last few months clarification has emerged with regard to a number of matters connected to the development of the pastoral areas. What is a pastoral area?A...

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December 09 Pastoral Area Update

A constructive and fruitful meeting of the Vicars forane, the bishops and the co-ordinators of the Strengthening Parishes initiative was held in the Ó Fiaich Library, Armagh, on Friday 27 November 2009. After the welcome from the Cardinal and the prayer, Andrew McNally and Tony Hanna presented a summary of the reports from the pastoral...

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New Pastoral Area Update November 2009

In September, 2009 Cardinal Brady appointed eighteen Vicars Forane to be responsible for each of the new Pastoral Areas. There have been a number of meetings between the Vicars Forane and the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry as they plan the next steps in the evolution of the new structure. Each Vicar Forane...

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Cardinal’s letter on launch of new pastoral areas

On 12 July 2009 the new pastoral areas of the Armagh diocese came into effect. This map is the outcome of huge consultation and reflection by all of the Catholic faithful within the archdiocese. It is the end result of a very detailed and comprehensive engagement that began three years ago with consultations with all...

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Cardinal Brady’s press address – 3 November 2008

Diocesan Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Armagh:“Strengthening Parishes in the 21st Century”Press Launch in the Synod Hall, ArmaghAddress by Cardinal Brady3 November 2008 IntroductionWelcome and thank you for taking the time to be here today.  Yesterday at Masses throughout the diocese we launched a process for strengthening parishes as vibrant faith communities in the...

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Cardinal Brady’s Press Release – 3 November 2008

Cardinal Brady launchesDiocesan Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Armagh:“Strengthening Parishes in the 21st Century”Monday 3 November 2008 – Feast of St Malachy “It is important that we strengthen our parishes so that they can proclaim the Word of God, carry on the mission of Christ and respond to pastoral needs.” –  Cardinal Brady Cardinal...

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