• on 14th August, 2015

National Novena To Our Lady Of Knock 2015: Faith & Family

Watch LIVE broadcasts from Knock, each day, at 3pm, here; http://www.knockshrine.ie/watch/.

The National Novena exploring the theme Faith & Family, will take place in Knock for nine days, beginning Friday 14th August 2015. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, will address pilgrims on the opening night of the novena, presenting his keynote address. On Saturday 15th August, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, will speak on the theme, ‘You are a Consecrated Nation, a People set Apart’. Other speakers include Archbishop Michael Neary, Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, Harry Casey and Fr Peter Murphy of Accord, as well as Peter Sutherland, UN Special representative on international migration and Joan Freeman of Pieta House. A number of workshops will also take place in tandem with these keynote addresses and will offer advice from groups such as Knock Counselling Centre on family life.

Friday 14th August His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York: ‘Faith & Family ‘ Workshop: Grainne Treanor, Knock Parishioner, former Lecturer in Moral Theology – ‘Faith at the Kitchen Table’

Saturday 15th Most Rev. Eamon Martin, D.D., Archbishop of Armagh: “You are a Consecrated Nation, A People Set Apart” Workshop: Rise of the Roses: ‘Consecrated Life- Does it Matter?’ Venue: Prayer Guidance Centre

Sunday 16th 3.00pm Most Rev Kevin Doran, D.D., Bishop of Elphin: ‘Always & Everywhere Giving Thanks – The Gift of Family’ 8.30pm Fr. Peter Murphy, National Chaplain, Accord: ‘Marriage & Family: A Mission of Faith and Love’ Workshop: Harry Casey, Accord: ‘Nurturing Harmony and Hope – Caring for Marriage in the Family’ Venue: Prayer Guidance Centre

Monday 17th Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration: ‘Our Responsibility towards the Human Family’ Workshop: Peter Sutherland: ‘Our Responsibility towards the Human Family’

Tuesday 18th Kate Liffey, Coordinator of the National Faith Development Team: ‘What Family Life Teaches us about Faith’ Workshop: Kate Liffey: ‘Passing on the Faith in Family – What’s the Plan?’

Wednesday 19th Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House: ‘The Pieta Way – The Act of Caring in Families’ Workshop: Fiona McCarthy, Knock Counselling Centre: ‘Family Life: Living With Compassion’ Venue: Prayer Guidance Centre

Thursday 20th John F. Deane, Mayo Poet: ‘Mass: Bringing Mary Home’ Workshop: John F. Deane: ‘Realising Mary – Faith and Family

Friday 21st 3.00pm Fr. Richard Gibbons, Rector, Knock Shrine: ‘Knock- A Sign of Hope’ 8.30pm Most Rev Michael Neary, D.D., Archbishop of Tuam: ’Knock Shrine Society – A Witness to Service’ Workshop: Monica Morley, Director of Family Centre, Knock: ‘Knock- A Place that Welcomes Families’

Saturday 22nd Dan O’Connell, Lecturer in Religious Education, UL: ‘What is God doing in my Family?’ Workshop: Dan O’Connell: ‘Grow in Love’ – The New Religious Education Programme for Primary Schools

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