Ordination of Fr Michael Router as Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

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Saturday 20 July
7.00pm Vigil Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral.
During the Mass, the blessing of the Pontifical Insignia will take place. As we gather on the Feast of the Dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Eamon will bless Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Ring, Staff and Mitre. After Mass, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Benediction at 8.30pm, during which time we will pray for Fr Michael as he begins his new ministry. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 21 July
3.00pm Ordination Ceremony in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Monday 22 July
7.30pm Mass of Thanksgiving in St Malachy’s Church, Armagh. Fr Michael will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving, to give thanks to God for his calling as Bishop and to pray God’s blessing on his work and ministry in the years to come. After the Mass, he will impart his blessing to all present. Everyone welcome.