Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Apostolic Workers

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

A branch of Armagh Apostolic Workers was re-established in Cookstown in 1997 by Monsignor Murray. The ladies meet in S.V.P centre on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am where they continue the tradition of knitting, sewing, making vestments and praying for the Missions. A coffee morning is held each November and an annual Church collection is taken up. This money goes to diverse projects e.g. famine relief, school books, medicines and help for Aids and Leprosy victims in countries from India, Nigeria, Uganda to Kenya and Brazil.

Apostolic Work is a voluntary organisation made up of people who work in different ways to provide help for those who suffer and are deprived. It began in Belfast in 1923 to help missionaries in their work of Evangelization by supplying them with Vestments, Sacred Vessels etc. and with material and financial help to carry out their work of spreading the Gospel.

It later spread to the Archdiocese of Armagh under the leadership of the late Margaret Colgan who started Branches in approx. 30 Parishes.

Eighty-five years later Apostolic Work continues to receive and respond to numerous appeals from such Missionaries whose work is still so necessary today. Dedicated members knit and sew and make Vestments etc. as well as garments, which can be used to fundraise. This money goes directly to where it is most needed for Churches, Clinics, Food, Water, Medicines, Street Children and those in great need. In this Archdiocese the centre is 13 College Street, Armagh, from where all materials and finances are dispatched.

Una Teague (President)
Molly Dingley (Treasurer)
Mary Quinn
Maureen Ruddy
Maureen McCord
Teresa Bloomer
Sadie Lambe
Angela Hagan
Amelia Stirrup
Deirdre Sheehy

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