St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302
The Little Way Novena 11th - 19th May 2019
'My world is thy ship and not thy home'
The annual Little Way Novena in honour of St Thérèse of Lisieux begins here in St Eugene's Cathedral on Saturday, 11th May at 7.30 pm with Mass and the Anointing of the Sick.
From Monday to Friday there will be Novena Masses at 6.30 am and 10.00 am. Each evening from Monday to Friday at 7.30 pm there will be a time of prayer. During this time there will be a guest speaker and also a time for silent prayer in the presence of the Eucharist.
On Sunday evening (12th May) at 6.00 pm during a time of prayer and devotions Bishop McKeownwill speak.
The speaker on Monday evening (13th May) is Andrew White. Andrew is an artist who painted a life sized painting of the Last Supper. A copy of this painting will be displayed in the Cathedral. There will also be a copy of his painting of Mary holding the dead body of Jesus in her arms. Andrew will speak about his faith and how painting the Last Supper deepened his faith.
On Tuesday evening (14th May) Fr Pat Collins, a Vincentian priest will speak. His most recent book is 'Freedom from Evil Spirits'. He is devoted to the new evangelisation in Ireland. Fr Pat will speak about the power of God in our lives and the power of evil too.
The speaker on Wednesday evening (15th May) is Mel Lawless. Mel was born in the Philippines. Her father was murdered there when she was a child. Mel works in Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. She will speak about her faith and how it helped her to face the challenges of her life.
The speaker Thursday evening (16th May) is Barbara Dickson. Barbara is a multi-million-selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career. Barbara is from Dunfermline in Scotland. She will speak about the importance of her faith in her life.
On Friday evening (17th May) Archdeacon Robert Millar will speak. Archdeacon Robert is our neighbour and our friend and he loves speaking at the Novena!
The Novena promises to be a time of great joy. It will be an opportunity for people to come to the Cathedral and ask St Thérèse to pray for them. St Thérèse is a very powerful intercessor with God. Asking her help can bring great healing and peace in life.