The annual Solemn Novena begins on Monday 18 February 2019 and runs until Tuesday 26 February.
There are six sessions each day, as follows:
Monday-Saturday: 07:30, 11:00, 13:10, 15:30, 19:30, 21:00
Sunday: 09:00, 10:30, 12:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:00
The preachers this year are Tony Rice CSsR, Denis Luddy CSsR, Gerry O'Connor CSsR and Neil Foley.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday 21 February is devoted to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Three of the sessions that day (07:45, 13:10 & 21:00) are services of reconciliation; there will be mass at the remaining two (11:00, 15:30 & 19:30), with confessions before and after.
Anointing of the Sick
The sick will be anointed at the 11:00 session on Saturday 23 February.
Blessing of Babies & Children
Children & babies will be blessed after all sessions on Sunday 24 February.
Candlelight Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
There will be an hour of quiet prayer by candlelight before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 20 February and Monday 25 February, at 22:00 both evenings.
We would appeal to all attending the novena to park responsibly. With large numbers attending, finding a parking space can be time-consuming and difficult; we ask everyone for patience and courtesy. In particular, please park legally - do not park on double yellow lines or footpaths, do not block gateways, etc.