Graiguecullen’s sixth Solemn Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help begins on Mon 2nd May 2011 and will run for nine consecutive Monday Nights.
The parish invite people during Lent 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 during Lent and will be offered up in prayer during our solemn novena. As with other years each night of the Novena a special guest speaker will speak about their work and how their faith guides them. This years speakers are:
- 2nd May, 2011 Baroness Nuala O’Loan:- First Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman.
- 9th May, 2011 Jonathan Irwin:- Founder of Jack & Jill Foundation.
- 16th May, 2011 Christina Noble:- Founder of Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
- 23rd May, 2011 Catherine Wiley:- Founder of the Grandparents Association.
- 30th May, 2011 Tony Flannery:- Redemptorists Priest and Author.
- 06th June, 2011 Mgr. Michael Olden:- Former President of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth.
- 13th June, 2011 Joe Tynan:- School Chaplain
- 20th June, 2011 Liam Burke:- Cancer Survivor & Concern Volunteer.
- 27th June, 2011 Anne Doyle:- R.T.E. News Presenter.