Parish shop to remain open

Newry Cathedral News

Newry Cathedral Parish Shop: A Beacon of Continuity Amidst Change

In the wake of the regrettable closure of Veritas stores, Newry Cathedral Parish seeks to reassure its parishioners and the wider community about the continued availability of high-quality religious publications and resources at the shop on The Mall.

Veritas has been a valued supplier, contributing a unique portion of our stock. While their closure is undoubtedly felt, we want to assure everyone that the Cathedral Shop, owned by the parish, remains open and operational. Our commitment to serving the community with a diverse range of books and gifts, including sacramental items for occasions like First Holy Communion, Confirmation, christening, and weddings, remains unwavering.

Since 2012, Newry Cathedral Parish has maintained a fruitful franchise with Veritas, but the shop also benefits from other reputable brands. The dedicated staff appointed by the directors of the parish centre will continue to provide quality service, ensuring a wide variety of products for all needs.

Canon Francis Brown hopes that ‘the shop will continue to be a source of spiritual nourishment, offering not only products for sacraments and seasonal gifts but also a range of Irish language products. Our dedication to quality and community service remains unwavering’. We know many of our parishioners combine their visit with a coffee from the onsite coffee shop, fostering a real sense of community friendship’.

In the coming days, the Directors of the Parish Centre look forward to working closely with Veritas to ensure a smooth transition. Canon Francis says, ‘Together, let us embrace this change and forge ahead, united in the spirit of community and faith’. As we navigate these changes, we are actively working to collaborate with Veritas. This collaboration aims to ensure a seamless transition for our community, particularly for those relying on publications, especially for the school market.

Newry Cathedral Parish extends its gratitude for the continued support and understanding of parishioners and the wider community during this period of transition. The shop will remain open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.