Solemn Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:- The 11th Solemn Novena begins on Monday 4th April and will run for nine consecutive Monday nights.  People are invited during Lent to place their petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen.  During our Novena, through the prayers of our Faith Community and the intercession of Our Lady we will ask Jesus to relieve whatever burdens we carry.  The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Exploring God’s Mercy‘ and each night of the Novena a guest speaker will speak on this theme.  This year’s speakers are:-
4th April          George Hook, Broadcaster, Journalist & Rugby Pundit

11th April          Elysha Brennan, Rose of Tralee & Medical Student

18th April          Tommie Gorman, RTE’s Northern Ireland Correspondent

25th April          Christy Kenneally, Writer & Broadcaster

2nd May          Sr Consilio MBE Founder of Cuan Mhuire (celebrating 50 years of Cuan Mhuire) A blessing with Holy Oils will take place during Mass)

9th May           Kate Liffey, National Director for Catechetics & Co-ordinator of the National Faith Development Team

16th May           Rev Brian Anderson, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland

23rd May           Sean Boylan-Herbalist and All-Ireland winning Meath Football Manager

30th May           Rev Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath & Kildare –first female Church of Ireland Bishop