Tuesday 8th March, 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Reverend Philip Carder was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of #Armagh in September 2014 after a lifetime of senior management in industry. His ministry is in our neighbouring parish of Lower Killeavy.
Wednesday 9th March, 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Dean Kenneth Hall, a native of County Tyrone, was Instituted as Church of Ireland Rector of #Enniskillen and Installed as Dean of #Clogher in 2010. Dean Hall has worked hard to bring all the main denominations together and works very closely with his Catholic counterpart, Monsignor Peter O’Reilly. Dean Hall was instrumental in organising the first visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to a Catholic Church in Ireland in 2012.
Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Sister Deirdre McKenna, from Killeeshil Parish outside Dungannon, is a Sister of #Mercy and a professional social worker. After serving in Nigeria for eight years, she returned to Ireland. Sister Deirdre, known to many as ‘Dee’, worked with Orana Child and Family Centre for a number of years, then seven years with Southern Area Hospice as a palliative care Social worker. Deirdre recently took up a post with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team.
Friday 11th March, 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Fr. Desmond O’Donnell is an Irish Oblate priest who ministered for 28 years in Australia and served for 12 years on the Central Council of the Oblates in Rome. His most recent book is ‘Gospel Conversations’ published by Dominican Publications.
Saturday 12th March, 6pm, Newry Cathedral
Fr. Michael McGuckian, from County Antrim, joined the Jesuits in 1967. He has worked in a secondary school in Ireland and taught theology in Africa. Since coming home he has worked as a hospital chaplain and in community administration, and is currently writing a book on the teaching of Vatican II on the universal call to holiness and the religious life.
Sunday 13th March, 5.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Fr. Edward McGee is a priest from the Diocese of Down and Connor. Since 2003, he has been an associate lecturer within the Department of Religious Studies in St Mary’s University College, Belfast. He is also currently Director of Studies in St Malachy’s Seminary, Belfast and Director of Communications for the Diocese of Down and Connor.
Monday 14th March at 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Majors Marjory and John Parrot, of the Salvation Army, are a husband and wife team who first came to Newry in 2012. They have previously ministered in Yorkshire, London, the Czech Republic and Dublin. Marjory was ordained in 1986. John was ordained in 1996. John trained as a Registered Nurse before becoming a minister. John and marjory have developed community programmes in the city, including the Newry Knights The Salvation Army and Home Call, a service that befriends and visits senior citizens.
Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Breige O’Hare is an Ignatian spiritual director based in Belfast. She has been working throughout Northern Ireland in faith and community development with groups and congregations for nearly twenty years and has published two books: ‘The Nearness of God: Rediscovering God’s love and longing’ and ‘Whole Parish Catechesis: Faith development for the Fainted Hearted’. Breige is married with two children.
Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm, Newry Cathedral
Fiona and Ed Collins are a married couple from Belfast and are responsible for the Emmanuel Community in Ireland. Fiona is a teacher in the Belfast Hospital School and Ed is a Primary School teacher. Together they are involved in promoting Adoration in parishes and schools. Fiona and Ed will be familiar to many as they played a key role in planing and delivering our parish mission last December.