The annual Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help begins on Monday 9 February 2015, and runs until Tuesday 17 February.
There are six sessions each day, as follows:
Monday-Saturday: 07:45, 11:00, 13:10, 15:30, 19:30, 21:00
Sunday: 09:00, 10:30, 12:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:00
Speakers: Gerry O'Connor CSsR, Brian Nolan CSsR, Henrietta O'Meara, Sarah Smith, Chris O'Donoghue
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday 12 February is devoted to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Four of the sessions that day (07:45, 13:10, 19:30 & 21:00) are services of reconciliation; there will be mass at the remaining two (11:00 & 15:30), with confessions before and after.
Anointing of the Sick
The sick will be anointed at the 11:00 session on Saturday 14 February.
Blessing of Babies & Children
Children & babies will be blessed after all sessions on Sunday 15 February.
Candlelight Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
There will be an hour of quiet prayer by candlelight before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 11 February and Monday 16 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.