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 (Feb 13th – 21st February). Guest Speakers and Priests (will lead the various Masses. It’s an intense nine day programme, but God’s Spirit will abundantly bless all who participate in this wonderful occasion as we embrace a New Spring of Hope and Peace.

Please take on board this personal invitation to participate in this Springtime Novena.

Saturday, 13th February

7am – Opening Novena Mass– Led by Fr. David Barrins OP Newbridge

10am – Novena Mass –Led by Fr. David Barrins OP Newbridge

6.30pm – Novena Mass Led Fr. David Barrins OP. Guest Speaker Christy Kenneally Poet & Author.

Sunday, 14th February

8.30am, 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm – Fr. Conn O’Maoldhomhnaigh (President of Carlow College)

7.30pm Led by Msgr John Byrne. Guest Speaker Emma Fogarty “Words of Inspiration”

Monday, 15th February

7am – Novena Mass– Led by Fr. Eddie Lawlor

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Paddy Byrne. Guest Speaker Johnny Murtagh

12noon – School Novena Mass – Guest Speaker Johnny Murtagh

7.30pm – Novena Mass– Guest Speaker Frances Black

Tuesday, 16th February

7am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Ruairi O’Domhnaill

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Ruairi O’Domhnaill

12noon – School Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Ruairi O’Domhnaill

7.30pm – Guest Speaker – Orla Fallon (Member of Celtic Women. International Harpist & Singer)

Wednesday, 17th February

7am – Novena Mass– Led by Fr. Shane Crombie

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Shane Crombie

12noon – School Novena Mass- Led by Fr. Shane Crombie

7.30pm – Novena Mass. Guest Speaker – Brian Cody

Thursday, 18th February

7am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Martin Delaney P.P Rathdowney

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Martin Delaney P.P Rathdowney

7.30pm – Novena Mass – Fr. Martin Delaney. Guest Speaker Jim Curran “ Steps to Personal Healing”

Friday, 19th February

7am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr Tom O’Connor

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Pat Hennessy P.P. of Ballyfin & Mountrath

7.30pm – Novena Mass Guest Speaker – Kathleen Chada. Mother of Ruairi & Eoghan Chada – “Personal Testimony – Living with Loss ”

Saturday, 20th February

7am – Novena Mass- Led by Fr. George Augustine “ A Mass to celebrate life”

10am – Novena Mass – Led by Fr Tommy Dillon P.P. Baltinglass “ Words of Wisdom”

6.30pm – Novena Mass – Led by Fr. Jim Murphy P.P. St. Canices Kilkenny

Sunday, 21st February

8.30am, 10am – Novena Masses

11.15am, 12.30pm – Closing Novena Masses – Bishop Denis Nulty

Sacrament of Penance

Confessions every morning (Monday – Saturday) after 10am Mass and Friday (19th February )Confession all day, from after 10am Mass to 9pm

Anointing of the Sick

Sacrament of the Sick with individual anointing will be celebrated at 7.30pm Mass on Thursday 18th February