Annual Solemn Novena To Our Lady of Perpetual Help
 Saturday 4th March – Sunday 12th March 2017

 This nine consecutive day Novena is celebrated to give thanks for a Faith Community that is dynamic, alive and very active in so many ways. Every day, during our Novena, different themes will reflect on the joys and struggles of life. “Petitions” Personal Prayers will be presented by all who commit for One of these Novena Masses for the Nine Days              (March 4th-12th). A number of visiting priests and guest speakers will enrich our celebrations during the nine day Novena. May God’s spirit abundantly bless all those who participate in this wonderful occasion as we embrace a New Spring of Hope and Peace.

Please accept this personal invitation to participate in this Springtime Novena.

Saturday, 4th March
7am                 Opening Novena Mass – Fr. Brian Kavanagh
10am               Novena Mass – Led by  Fr. Brian Kavanagh
6.30pm            Novena Mass Led Fr. Paddy Byrne.  Guest Speaker Jasper Rutherford (A                                 powerful testimony of Christian hope)

 Sunday, 5th March
8.30am, 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm – Fr. Michéal Murphy P.P. Mountmellick Parish
7.30pm             Led by Msgr. John Byrne. Ceremony of Light & Hope. All Confirmation                                    candidates will attend.

Monday,  6th March
7am                 Novena Mass –  Led by Fr. Eddie Lalor
10am               Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Joe McDermott P.P.  Guest Speaker Fr. Joe                                     McDermott P.P
12noon             School Novena Mass – Scoil Chríost Ri.
7.30pm            Novena Mass. Guest Speaker: Bernadette Goulding – Pro Life Movement.

Tuesday, 7th March
7am                 Novena Mass – Led by Fr. John Dunphy
10am               Novena Mass – Led by Fr. John Dunphy
12noon             School Novena Mass – St. Marys C.B.S
7.30pm            Novena Mass celebrating music ministry and honouring the 60th anniversary                         of St. Joseph Accordion Band.

Wednesday, 8th March
7am                 Novena Mass – Led by  Fr. Paddy Byrne.
10am               Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Richard Gibbons. Parish Priest of Knock, Co. Mayo
12noon             School Novena Mass – Portlaoise College
7.30pm            Novena Mass.  Led by Fr. Richard Gibbons. Parish Priest of Knock, Co. Mayo

Thursday, 9th March
7am                 Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Brian Shortall & Br. Kevin (Feeding the hungry)
10am               Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Brian Shortall & Br. Kevin  (Feeding the hungry)
12noon             School Novena Mass –  Holy Family Senior School,  Gaelscoil & Scoil Bhride.
7.30pm            Novena Mass  Guest Speaker : Bishop Pat Storey, Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath

Friday, 10th March
7am                 Novena Mass – Led by Fr Tom O’Connor
10am               Novena Mass  – Led by Fr. Eddie Lawlor, Guest Speaker: Evelyn Cusack, Met                         Eireann  (Caring for the Earth)
7.30pm            Novena Mass – Fr. John Byrne  Guest Speaker Sr. Consilio  (Pathways to                               recovery
12 Midnight : A Novena Mass for families affected by suicide.
                      The darkest hour comes before the dawn

 Saturday, 11th March
7am                 Novena Mass-  Led by Fr. John Harris O.P.
10am               Novena Mass – Led by Fr. John Harris O.P.
6.30pm            Novena Mass – Led by Fr. John Harris O.P.

Sunday, 12th March
8.30am, 10am – Novena Masses
11.15am, 12.30pm – Closing Novena Masses – Bishop Denis Nulty

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2017