Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 2019
Our annual Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a beautiful time of reflection and thanksgiving, when we bring our prayers and petitions before Our Lady.
Our Novena of Masses runs for nine days and will take place from Saturday, August 31st to Sunday, September 8th.
All are welcome to join in the Novena by watching our daily Masses live from the Sacred Heart Church in Cork. These Novena Masses will take place daily at 10.00am and 8.00pm.
Be part of this year’s Novena to the Sacred Heart
At this special time of year, you can help us to help others by supporting our ongoing mission projects, and in gratitude for your contribution, we will be glad to remember your intentions at our daily Novena Masses. You can then submit your personal prayers and intentions online, and our MSC priests will remember your petitions specially throughout the course of the Novena.
The theme of year’s Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will be “Mother-Disciple”, and it will be led at the Sacred Heart Church on the Western Road, Cork, by Sr Merle Salazar FDNSC.
Sr Merle was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. Prior to her joining religious life with the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in 1995, she was a certified public accountant. As a young religious sister, she taught accountancy, did treasury work in a parish school, and coordinated a nutrition program in the remote village of Cebu, located in central Philippines.
She also obtained a Masters degree in Religious Studies, majoring in Scripture. Following her final profession, she has ministered in Formation and Leadership. She has also taught Marian Theology and Scripture at three theology schools in Manila.
In 2011, at the General Chapter of her congregation, she was elected onto the General Council, and was re-elected at the 2014 Chapter. She is currently the First Councillor to the General and resides in Rome. We are delighted to welcome Sr Merle to Ireland, and especially to pray with us during our Novena at the Sacred Heart Church in Cork.
OLSH Novena at the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork
Daily Novena Masses: 10.00am & 8.00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday, September 3rd
Sacrament of Anointing: Thursday, September 5th at 10.00am & 8.00pm
Special Mass of Healing: Thursday, September 5th at 3.00pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursday, September 5th at 10.00am – 2.00pm
All are welcome to attend. Tea and coffee will be served in the Sacred Heart Centre following all sessions (except Sunday morning). You are very welcome to come along and relax, meet new friends, and renew old acquaintances.
We welcome each and every one of you to this year’s Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. We hope and pray that these nine days of prayer will be a grace-filled and blessed time for all of us.