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St John Vianney (Curé of Ars) Novena at St John Vianney Parish, Ardlea Road in Dublin will take place from August 4-12.

There will be Mass with an invited preacher at 10am each day and 7.30pm on Friday 10. Also on Saturday 6pm and Sunday 9.30am and 11.30am.

Mass with Anointing of the Sick: Wednesday 8, 3pm. Holy Hour: Thursday 9, 7.30pm.

Evening Prayer and Benediction: Sundays August 5 and 12, 4pm.

Confessions and Veneration of Relics: after each service. For more information contact: 01 847 4123.

This year the parish are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of John Vianney going to his parish in Ars.


 at Lee
 Road Shrine

On the Feast of the Assumption – Wednesday, August 15 – the Annual Devotions will take place at the Lee Road Shrine.

The general public will assemble near Our Lady’s Hospital Gate before 6.30pm and march in procession to the Shrine reciting the 14 Mysteries of the Rosary on the way. Succeeding groups will follow at short intervals.

When all have arrived at the Shrine, the 15th Mystery will be recited by the entire congregation.

For those unable to walk there will be accommodation available on the south bank of the Lee opposite the shrine.

The Lee Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from the Wellington Bridge to the Shrine from 6.30pm. However, it may be approached by car from the western side up to 7pm. A service of buses will convey people back to the city after the devotions.

Gifts of plants and flowers for the decoration of the altar and the shrine will be gratefully received on Monday morning at the shrine.

Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm by Bishop John Buckley.

Fr Greg Howard PP, Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Parish, Cork, will preach a special sermon.

Seating accommodation at the shrine will be available only for those genuinely invalided.