National Novena in honour of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus 2022

Friday, 23rd September to Saturday 1st October 2022 at 7.30pm each evening
(7.00pm on Saturday)

Once again we are preparing to host our annual SMA Novena in honour of St Thérèse at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock Road, Cork. Most of us have prayer-needs in our lives and this Novena is a good time to present them to the Lord through the intercession of St Thérèse. She promised before she died that “I will let fall a shower of roses; I wish to spend my heaven in doing good upon the earth.” Perhaps one of her roses is for you this year! We have a range of speakers for Novena 2022 so we encourage you to join us at the Church or by Webcam to hear the messages they will share with us.

Below is the schedule of Dates, Celebrants, speakers and Themes. 

We invite you to join us in St Joseph’s SMA Church Blackrock Road, Cork  or via Webcam from wherever you are.  To join via webcam, click on the image of St Thérèse in the top of this Website’s homepage – this will be visible from the 23rd of September.





Fri 23rd Sept 7.30pm

Fr Pat Kelly SMA

Fr Pat Kelly


Sat 24th Sept 7.00pm

Fr Aodhán McCrystal SMA

Gerry Forde
SMA Justice Officer

Care for Creation

Sun 25th Sept 7.30pm

Fr John Bowe SMA

Ber Mulcahy

Multi-faith, Multi-Cultural Ireland

Mon 26th Sept

Fr Gus O’Driscoll SMA

Ciarán O’Driscoll


Tue 27th Sept 7.30pm

Fr Jerome Sassou-Anoumou SMA

Sr Janet Nutakor OLA

The changing face of Mission

Wed 28th Sept 7.30pm

Fr John O’Brien SMA

Margaret Basteed

L’Arche Cork

Thu 29th Sept 7.30pm

Fr Colm Nilan SMA

Fr Colm Nilan SMA

“What can bring us happiness? Many say”  Psalm 4

Fri 30th Sept 7.30pm

Fr Eamonn Finnegan SMA

Fr Eamonn Finnegan SMA

The Anointing of
the Sick

Sat 1st Oct 7.00pm

Fr Michael McCabe SMA

Fr Michael McCabe SMA

St Thérèse and Mission



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