National Novena in honour of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus 2023
This year’s Novena in St Joseph’s Church Blackrock Road, Cork takes place from Saturday September 23rd to Sunday 1st of October. Mass will be at 7.30 pm each evening with the exception of Saturday when it will begin at 7pm.
St Thérèse said: Upon my death I will let fall a shower of roses; I wish to spend my heaven in doing good upon the earth.” During our annual Novena we hold her to her word as we call upon her to intercede for our mission work and our missionaries. We also pray for personal ‘roses’ – our own special prayer-requests, in the belief that our prayers will be heard and answered.” Fr Pat Kelly SMA
This year’s novena Masses will feature music from Ramelo Gregoria and the following Cork based Choirs: St Joseph’s Parish Blackrock Road Choir, Scrubs CUH Workplace Choir, The Carrigaline Choral Group, The Cork Prison Officers Male Voice Choir and the City of Cork Male Voice Choir.
DATES FOR LOCAL CHOIRS PARTICIPATING IN OUR ST. THÉRÈSE’S NOVENA
RAMELO GREGORIA – SINGER (23RD & 30TH)
THE CITY OF CORK MALE VOICE CHOIR (24th)
THE ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH BLACKROCK ROAD CHOIR (25TH & 29TH)
SCRUBS CUH WORKPLACE CHOIR (26TH)
THE CARRIGALINE CHORAL GROUP (27TH)
THE STROKE NOTES CHOIR (28th)
THE CORK PRISON OFFICERS MALE VOICE CHOIR (1ST OCTOBER)
Members of the public are welcome to attend and the Novena can also be viewed via the Blackrock Rd Church Webcam. A Button to access the Webcam directly will be placed on the top of the SMA Website homepage on the day the Novena begins.