National Novena in honour of St. Therese Print

National Novena

In honour of St Therese of the Child Jesus 2016

Mass and Novena prayers twice daily

at 10.00am & 7.30pm


Friday 23rd September – Saturday 1st October 2016


Themes and Speakers for each day of the Novena

Friday 23rd September “MERCY IN ACTION  – People Matter No Matter What”

Speaker: Maria Garvey – Leader and Executive Director of L’ Arche Ireland and N. Ireland 2011-2014.

Saturday 24th September “St Therese’s Image of God”

Speaker: Fr. Aodhan McCrystal SMA- Dromantine Community.

Sunday 26th September “The Challenge and the Joy of Passing on the Faith ”

Speaker:  Sr. Karen Small –Chaplain and teacher in sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry.

Monday 26th September  “The Support which Helps during Challenging times”

Speaker: Fr. Desmond O’ Donnell OMI –is an Oblate priest and registered psychologist in Dublin and has worked in Australia for twenty eight years.

Tuesday 27th September   “Experiencing God’s Love and Support in the midst of Tragedy”

Speakers: Fiona and Edmund Collins - members of the Emmanuel Community which is based in Paray-le-Monial, France.

Wednesday 28th September “Blessed are the Peace Makers.”

Speaker: Myrtle Kerr – with her late husband Rev Cecil Kerr founded the Christian Renewal Centre, Rostrevor in 1974, ceaselessly worked for reconciliation during the height of the Troubles.  

Thursday 29th September “Jesus the Healer” (The Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated during Mass).

Speaker: Fr. Derek Kearney SMA –

Friday 30th September “FAITH WIHTOUT BORDERS - The Call to Be a Welcoming Church”

Speaker: Rev Ivan Steen-Windsor Presbyterian Church, Belfast.

Saturday 1st October “Mass of Thanks Giving on the Feast of St Therese “

Speaker:  Fr. Lee Cathill SMA – Dromantine Community