Pastoral Plan

October 2011 Meeting Diocesan Pastoral Council

The Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Council which has been in existence for one year will reconvene its work on October 22nd. The Council has spent some time looking at the new constitution and it has recommended some amendments which will be voted on shortly.

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March 2011 Meeting of Diocesan Pastoral Council

On March 6th the Diocesan Pastoral Council had its second meeting in Dromantine with over sixty members attending. These included Cardinal Sean Brady, Bishop Gerard Clifford, Dean Colm Curry, Chairs of the Diocesan Commissions, representatives from religious life and from the Senate of Priests, Pastoral Area representatives, representatives from the new ecclesial movements and active diocesan organisations. The proceedings were chaired excellently by Mr. Patrick Logue who will continue to act in this capacity until a Chair is elected in May 2011.

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Diocesan Pastoral Plan

On May 20th 2004 Archbishop Sean Brady announced his intention to have a diocesan pastoral plan developed in the diocese. In this section we keep you informed of developments with regard to the pastoral plan.

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A Pastoral Letter on Clustering, Rationalisation, New Parish Ministries and Structures

PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP SEAN BRADY THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION, 2007 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Today is the Feast of the Ascension and it is also World Communications Day. It seems appropriate that in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles we hear the risen Lord sending his disciples to communicate the good news not just in their own city or in their own country but throughout the world. He says:You will be my witnesses, not only in Jerusalem, but throughout Judea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.

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Background to Pastoral Plan

On May 20th 2004 Archbishop Sean Brady announced his intention to have a diocesan pastoral plan developed in the diocese. This work is presently progressing. Originally he suggested the development of a five year plan but after consideration it was decided to develop a three year plan...

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Draft Vision & Mission Statements

The draft vision and mission statement was formed at an assembly of priests in November 2004. A Lenten consultation process of lay people will lead to the establishment of an offical diocesan vision and mission statement...

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