The 2022 National Novena will take place from 14th to 22nd August inclusive at Our Lady of Knock.
For this year the theme will be: “A Journey in Hope” thinking and reflecting more deeply on the next Synod.
Throughout the Novena, there will be a “Synod Tent” where people will be able to share their views on church life and reflections on the Synodal Pathway.
Novena Ceremonies will take place at 3 pm and 8 pm in the Basilica.
Each day there will be Guest Speakers & Homilists who will deliver speeches about Hope.
Sunday 14 August
What is Christian Hope? Most Rev Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath at 3 pm
- What Gives me Hope Today? Cormac Henry, former Youth Volunteer at Knock Shrine at 8 pm
Monday 15 August
- The Power of Prayer in Difficult Times, Roseanna Ruane, mother of Saoírse Ruane at 3 pm and 8 pm
Tuesday 16 August
- The Synodal Pathway: What have we learned and what will we do? Dr Nicola Brady, Chair of the Synodal Steering Group at 3 pm and 8 pm
Wednesday 17 August
- How Can I Have Hope in my Brokenness? Fr Terence Harrington OFM Cap, St Francis of Assisi Parish in Priorswood, Dublin at 3 pm and 8 pm.
Thursday 18 August
- A Hope that Inspires, Halyna Teslyuk, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv at 3 pm and 8 pm.
This day will be a special day of prayer for peace in Ukraine.
Friday 19 August
My Faith Story, Lauren Conroy, Student at 3 pm and 8 pm.
Saturday 20 August
Eucharist: a Sign of Hope, Fr Michael McKeever, Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Raphoe at 3 pm
- God in Everything that Lives: A Reflection on Laudato Si, Professor John Feehan, Geologist, Botanist, Author and Broadcaster at 8 pm
Sunday 21 August, the Anniversary of the Apparition
They will take their place at the Feast, Most Rev Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin at 3 pm
- Knock, the Vision of Hope, Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector, Knock Shrine at 8 pm
Monday 22 August
- The Call of the Lord, Most Rev Francis Duffy, Archbishop of Tuam at 3 pm and 8 pm.
Family Day will take place on Sunday 21st August from 11 am to 3 pm on the grounds of Knock Shrine.
The event caters for families, there will be outdoor activities on the green and indoor workshops, games and more.
Posted on Fri, 15 July 2022 14:39:31