Prayer and Icon Exhibition in Armagh October 1 – 3rd October 2013.

As part of the Year of Faith the “Art and Practice of Daily Prayer” opens at the Synod Hall behind St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday October 1st.  This event is aimed at helping many rediscover how to pray and also how to develop a small sacred space at home so that that families might have a focus around which to gather and pray.  There will be a display of sacred Icons on loan from the Irish Iconography Group and many items of interest connected with prayer and spirituality.  School groups may find a visit very rewarding. It is hoped to have some activities for children and youth to help them in their own faith journey.  Email Fr Declan if you are taking a large group so that we can be prepared to receive you.

Download this poster to display in school :

The Art & Practice of Daily Prayer

More details will get posted including a timetable closer to the event.

Some Religious Icons ;

The process of writing an icon


How Icons are written in 2 minutes !!

Mission Sunday 2013 Pope Francis

World Mission Sunday will be observed this year on October 20. 

Pope Francis describes the Year of Faith as having been “an important opportunity to strengthen our friendship with the Lord and our journey as a Church that preaches the Gospel with courage.”  He goes on to say “Everyone should be able to experience the joy of being loved by God, the joy of salvation! It is a gift that one cannot keep to oneself, but it is to be shared. If we want to keep it only to ourselves, we will become isolated, sterile and sick Christians.”

Download and read the full message of the Holy Father below:

Pope issues message for World Mission Day 2013