People and events

‘Our Journey of Faith’ – Dungannon

“OUR JOURNEY OF FAITH” Dungannon Parish – Mon Oct 10th – – Fri Oct 14th 2016 The format for the week:   Mon Oct 10th – – Fri Oct 14th 2016                                                Monday, Tuesday,...

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Soil for the Seed Graduation 2016

On April 22nd a beautiful  mass was celebrated by Fr Gerry Campbell to bless and congratulate the twenty students who completed the Soil for the Seed Theology programme in Portadown. The participants had studied various modules of Theology over a two year period and there was  a great sense  of achievement having completed the course....

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Diocesan Vacancies

Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre Director, Pastoral Worker   The Archdiocese of Armagh is restructuring the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, located in Dundalk, Co. Louth, subsuming the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry (OPRFM) into the new entity. The following two positions are available: Director and Pastoral Worker.   Director: The Director will be responsible...

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OPRFM visits Seminarians

The Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry visited the Armagh Diocesan Students in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Thursday 11th February. During Mass that evening Stephen Wilson received the Ministry of Reader. The Armagh Seminarians are: Brendan Marshall, Rev. Damien Quigley, Stephen Wilson, and Barry Matthews. Wishing them every blessing with their vocation to Priesthood.

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Graduation Day

Last Friday twenty four parishioners from the Armagh diocese graduated with Honours Degrees in Theology and Lifelong Education at a lovely ceremony in Clonliffe Church, Dublin. It was the culmination of six years of study and the men and women who received their Degree parchments from Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University, were...

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“Vocations” Evening draws large numbers in Armagh

On Thursday 23rd April, The Synod Hall in Armagh was packed to capacity as people gathered for a special evening: “Great people, great stories, come and listen”. The evening, organised by the Diocesan Vocations Team, embraced two great people sharing their “vocation” stories. The first speaker was Brother Ronan Lennon, a St John of God...

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Fr. Gerry is running in support of APT (Action to Prevent Trafficking)

Earlier this year, Archbishop Eamon Martin proposed that a resolution for 2015, might be to raise awareness and do what we can to tackle the global scandal of human trafficking. The Archbishop proposed that we might ask questions of ourselves and our public representatives: where is trafficking happening in this country? What are we doing...

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Called and Gifted

Fr Gerry Campbell, Marie Maguire, Helen Stewart and Tony Hanna were part of a training workshop in Newry Pastoral Centre last weekend. provided by the Catherine of Siena Institute on the Called & Gifted programme. The facilitator was Katherine Coolidge who came all the way from Los Angeles to be with us at the workshop....

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Rome Conference on the New Evangelisation

Last weekend the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation held a three day conference in Rome on Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Evangelium Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). Over 2000 delegates from all over the world attended including cardinals, bishops, priests, deacons, religious and over 1,000 laity. Armagh was represented by Dr...

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Pastoral Worker Vacancy

Diocesan Pastoral Worker   The Archdiocese of Armagh is seeking to employ a Diocesan Pastoral Worker on a two-year contract as part of the pastoral team that operates across the sixty-one parishes and seventeen pastoral areas. Prospective candidates should hold a degree in theology or a commensurate discipline, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and...

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