Sacred Heart Novena 2022 - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
10 May 2022

Novena to the Sacred Heart 2022

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is fast approaching, and with it comes our special Novena to the Sacred Heart – a beautiful time of reflection when we bring our prayers and petitions before the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our Novena of Masses runs for nine days, up to and including the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

This year’s Novena will take place from Thursday, June 16th to Friday, June 24th.

All are welcome to join in the Novena by watching our daily Masses live from the Sacred Heart Church in Cork. Novena Masses will take place daily at 10.00am and 7.30pm.


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 this year’s Novena is “Jesus – The Compassion & Mercy of God”, and it will be celebrated by Fr Paul Clayton-Lea.

Fr Paul will make a welcome return to the Sacred Heart Church to celebrate this year’s Novena, following his wonderful contribution to our 2021 Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Fr Paul is a priest of the Archdiocese of Armagh, who has enjoyed a wide and varied ministry to date and is currently the priest in residence in the parish of Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. Having studied Education and Family Ministry at Fordham University in New York in 1988, he also ministered in the Riverdale area of the Bronx at the time, and has since served as a teacher of politics and religion, a college chaplain at DKIT, a Diocesan Advisor for Religious Education, and a parish priest. Author of In The Light Of The Word: Family Life Through The Lens Of Scripture, which was published by Veritas in 2018, Fr Paul is also editor of Intercom, the monthly magazine of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. We very much look forward to welcoming Fr Paul to the Sacred Heart Church once more as we celebrate this year’s Novena together.

Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Sacred Heart Church

Daily Novena Masses: 10.00am & 7.30pm

Dates to note

Sunday, June 19th
Novena Mass at 10.00am
Corpus Christi at 7.30pm
(beginning with Rosary & Benediction, followed by Mass)

Monday, June 20th
Penitential Services at 10.00am & 7.30pm

Thursday, June 23rd
Novena Masses at 10.00am & 7.30pm
Mass of Healing at 3.00pm

Each year, the Sacred Heart Novena is a time of great solace, peace, and prayer, as we bring our intentions before the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All are very welcome to join us for our daily Novena Masses on our live stream as we come together to reflect and give thanks in the grace and love of the Lord.

We welcome each and every one of you to this year’s Novena to the Sacred Heart.

We pray that these nine days of prayer will be a grace-filled and blessed time for all of us.