Virtual candles and online petitions will be high-tech ways of giving Limerick’s Redemptorist community a global reach.
Dubbed by one man “the Munster final of religion”, the annual Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is expected to draw thousands of people from all over north Munster and beyond. In this multi-media age, people worldwide are also joining in online – submitting prayers and even lighting virtual candles on the website www.novena.ie.
The Novena runs from June 14 to 22 at the Redemptorist Church on Limerick’s South Circular Road. There will be 10 celebrations on each of the nine days – the earliest at 7am, the last one at 10.30pm, with opportunities for Confession, counselling, a blessing for the sick and elderly and babies.
Fr Seamus Enright, Rector of the Redemptorists describes the novena as “a festival of Faith”.