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The annual Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help runs this year from Monday 17 February until Tuesday 25 February 2020.

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 Fr Brendan Callanan CSsR, Clare Gilmore, and Fr Denis Luddy CSsR.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Thursday 20 February is devoted to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Three of the sessions that day (07:30, 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 22 February.

Blessing of Babies & Children

Children & babies will be blessed after all sessions on Sunday 23 February.

Candlelight Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

There will be an hour of quiet prayer by candlelight before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 19 February and Monday 24 February, at 22:00 both evenings.

Car Parking

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.

The Novena is not streamed online; the Cathedral has no webcam.