Episcopal Ordination Mass of

Monsignor Eamon Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh

on Sunday, 21 April 2013 at 3.00 p.m.

in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh

On Sunday 21 April at 3pm Monsignor Eamon Martin will be ordained Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Entrance to the ceremony on that day is by ticket only.


Below are details for attendees and for those who wish to watch the Ordination Mass live on the Internet.

For Invitees

Due to the large number of representatives, family and friends attendance at St Patrick’s Cathedral is by admission card only. The admission cards have been allocated and should be brought with you on the day to ensure admittance.

Please be seated by 2.30p.m.

Car parking details are included on the reverse of your admission card.

Click here to view a map which outlines car parks. Note that there is no parking available at the Cathedral itself, so you may need to allow time for walking from the designated car parks.

For Clergy

You are kindly invited to concelebrate the Ordination Mass.

Please be vested by 2.30 p.m.  Vesting is in the College Chapel in St Patrick’s Grammar School.  Please bring an Alb and Stole. A Chasuble will be provided.

Watch live on the Internet

St Patrick’s Cathedral web cam will have a live stream of the Ordination Ceremony. It will be possible to watch the Ceremony live on the following sites:




We hope that this will help you feel connected with those gathered at the Ordination Mass.

General Information

Archbishop Eamon Martin will greet people on the steps of St Patrick’s Cathedral after the Ordination Ceremony.

On Saturday 20 April at 6pm, Vespers will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.  During this ceremony Monsignor Eamon’s Episcopal Ring, Mitre and Crozier will be blessed. There will be a period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the ceremony will conclude with Benediction. All are welcome to attend.

On Monday 22 April, the new Archbishop will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh at 7.30pm. All are welcome to the Mass and refreshments will be served afterwards in St Patrick’s Grammar School.


Prayer for Coadjutor Archbishop Elect

God, eternal shepherd, you tend your Church in many ways and you rule us with love.

You have chosen your servant Eamon, to be a shepherd of your flock.

Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love.

By leading those entrusted to his care, may he help build your Church as a sign of salvation for the world.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen