Led by Archbishop Eamon Martin
Eamon Columba Martin was born in Derry in 1961; his late parents, Catherine Crossan and John James Martin were both from Inishowen in Donegal and his grandparents came from Counties Donegal and Fermanagh. He has six sisters and five brothers.
Eamon went to St Patrick’s Primary School and St Columb’s College, Derry where he developed a great interest in singing and later playing the trombone! He proceeded to study for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth during which time he took degrees in Mathematical Science and Theology. During his seminary training he was a senior cantor and leading member of the seminary choir – in his final year he was Acting Director of Sacred Music in Maynooth. His postgraduate studies were at Queen’s University Belfast, the Institute of Education in London and the University of Cambridge.
After ordination on 28th June 1987, Fr Eamon was appointed to Templemore Parish in Derry City, serving as curate at St Eugene’s Cathedral. In 1990 he went to teach Mathematics and Religion at his old school, St Columb’s College. He became Head of Religious Education in 1997 and eventually President (Principal) of the College, a post he held for eight years.
After leaving St Columb’s in 2008, Fr Eamon was appointed Executive Secretary of the Irish Bishops’ Conference but he returned to his native diocese as Vicar General just over two years later. Also in 2010 he was appointed Chaplain to His Holiness. Upon the retirement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Monsignor Eamon was elected as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Derry.
On 18 January 2013 it was announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Monsignor Eamon as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh. He was ordained Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh on 21 April 2013 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and on the retirement of Cardinal Seán Brady, succeeded as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland on 8 September 2014. To mark the occasion a Mass, to ask God’s Blessing on Archbishop Eamon and on the people of the diocese, was celebrated on 7 October 2014.
Archbishop Eamon was elected President of the Irish Episcopal Conference in October 2014 . He also serves as Chairman of the Council for Communications of the Conference. In April 2019, in addition to his duties in Armagh, he was appointed by Pope Francis as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh
This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, local Rome time; the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.
The following time zones will assist your time of prayer.
USA/CANADA – Eastern Time: 12.00
USA/CANADA – Central Time: 11.00
CENTRAL EUROPEAN Time: 18.00
USA/CANADA – Mountain Time: 10.00
SOUTH AFRICA: – 18.00
UK/IRELAND: – 17.00
This virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome by Marion Mulhall and introduction to Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Prayer leader and prayer responders will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with special guided meditations/reflections for each decade by Archbishop Eamon Martin.
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – to be prayed by Archbishop Eamon Martin prayer responder Marion Mulhall Founder Worldpriest Global Apostolate.
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – to be prayed by Archbishop Eamon Martin prayer responder Joe Farrugia Worldpriest Representative for Malta.
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – to be prayed by Archbishop Eamon Martin prayer responder Isabel Gillis Worldpriest Representative for Canada.
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – to be prayed by Archbishop Eamon Martin prayer responder Dermot Mannion International Coordinator Global Rosary Relay and Worldpriest Associate.
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – to be prayed in Greek by Margarita Valle Konstantopoulou Worldpriest Representative for Greece, prayer responder in Greek Anastasia Konstantopoulou.
Final rosary prayers with a special blessing by Archbishop Eamon Martin to all prayer participants.
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