In order to honour the 350th anniversary of the appointment of St Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh, a special statue of the Saint will be unveiled in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Tuesday 9th July 2019. The statue will be cast in bronze by a well known Dublin sculptor and it’s not just about St Oliver, a martyr of yesterday, but it’s also about the martyrs of today and tomorrow. The new statue will invite all who gaze upon it, to bear witness to the faith, with the same courage and hope as St Oliver did in his day.
People throughout the Archdiocese of Armagh are being invited to help fund this special statue. Envelopes have been placed at the back of all Churches throughout the diocese. Donations can be placed in the weekly basket or forwarded directly to Ara Coeli, Cathedral Rd, Armagh. All cheques or money orders should be made out to Archdiocese of Armagh (St Oliver Plunkett Appeal). We encourage people to be as generous as they can in helping to fund this special statue which will be placed in the Cathedral Church of our diocese, in honour of this great Saint and in honour of all the Martyrs of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.