The Redemptorist Community are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the presentation of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to the congregation by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1866. All of the twenty six Cathedrals in Ireland have agreed to participate in a pilgrimage to mark this special anniversary. Devotion to our Mother of Perpetual Help is an important part of the lives of many people. The special Icon will be accompanied by a number of the Redemptorist Community and it will arrive in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Monday 9th May and it will leave on Tuesday 10th May. During the time that it’s in the Cathedral, there will be time for veneration and intercession. The full programme for the visit is listed below.
Monday 9 May
7.30pm           Mass
9.00pm          Healing Service
11.00pm          Prayer around the Icon
Tuesday 10 May
7.00am          Mass
10.00am          Mass
11.00am          Prayer Service for Primary Schools
The Redemptorists Jubilee Year coincides with the Church’s Year of Mercy and on the Monday evening and Tuesday morning, those who visit the Cathedral will also be able to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.