On Sunday 6th September, a special celebration took place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh to honour those consecrated to Religious Life. The special Mass which was celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin was organised by Armagh Parish Pastoral Council to celebrate this special year. A number of religious were present for the occasion and as well as native sons and daughters of the parish, religious who have worked and served in the parish over the years were also in attendance. Orders represented included the Vincentians, Missionaries of Charity, Sacred Heart Sisters, Daughters of Charity, Presentation Sisters, Medical Missionaries of Mary, Columban Fathers, Jesuits as well as a number of Diocesan Priests
Members of the Parish Pastoral Council were involved in different ways during the ceremony which was one of praise and thanks to God for the great witness of these men and women whose lives are dedicated to the Lord. After the very rich and meaningful ceremony, parish representatives joined with the religious for some refreshments.