Visit of Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to Newry Cathedral

The Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will visit the Cathedral on Sunday 17th September

The relic will arrive at 12 noon and will leave after the 5.30pm Mass. Details are as follows:

Arrival Mass

12 Noon Mass in Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Colman with Archbishop Sorrentino the main celebrant and homilist.

Talk by Monsignor Figueiredo

After the 12 noon Mass Monsignor Figueiredo will give a talk on Blessed Carlo Acutis.


Adoration, Rosary and veneration of relic

Archbishop’s Mass and Departure

5:30 PM Mass with with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of Ireland

About Blessed Carlo

Carlos Acutis was born on May 3, 1991 and enjoyed many pastimes of a child during that time – sports, computer and video games, learning about and using the internet, movies, etc. His parents were not particularly religious, but he received communion at age seven and soon began attending Mass and praying before the Blessed Sacrament as often as possible.

Carlo built a website cataloguing Eucharistic Miracles and visited many of the sites with his family. On the website he wrote, 

“The more often we receive the Eucharist, the more we will become like Jesus”.Blessed Carlo Acutis

Carlo died of leukemia in 2006 at 15 years old. He offered his suffering to the Pope and the Church. Carlo is the first millennial to be considered Blessed.