Graiguecullen’s fifth Solemn Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help begins on Mon 12th April 2010 and will run for nine consecutive Monday Nights.


Novena Schedule

As with other years each night of the Novena a special guest speaker will speak about their work & how their faith guides them. �On each evening of the Novena, the Rosary will be recited starting at 7.1opm followed by Mass at 7.30pm


  • 12th April 2010 Brian Crowley MEP (Member of European Parliament)
  • 19th April 2010 Johnny Murtagh (Irish Champion Jockey)
  • 26th April 2010 Fr. Kevin Hegarty (Former Editor of Intercom and CC in Carne, Belmullet, Co. Mayo)
  • 03rd May 2010 David Begg (General Secretary of Irish Congress of Trade Unions)
  • 10th May 2010 Brian Coady (Manager of the Kilkenny Hurling Team)
  • 17th May 2010 Alice Taylor (Author of �To school through the fields� and other Best Selling Novels)
  • 24th May 2010 Bill O’Herlihy, RTE Sports Presenter
  • 31st May 2010 Mary Davis (Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe and Eurasia)
  • 7th June 2010 Mary Fitzpatrick (A Personal Testimony � Founder of Lost Futures, Limerick)


People are invited to place their petitions in the boxes provided in St Clare’s & Holy Cross.� These petitions will be placed at the front of the cross in our sacred place �and will be offered up in prayer during our Solemn Novena.