Esker Novena completed! Join with Clonard, or Limerick, if you wish.

Milo’s(age 7) Photo of a detail of the Pilgrim Icon, in Esker.

The Annual Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help began in Esker on Tuesday June 7th, and finished on Wednesday June 15th.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN ANY WAY. A great experience, thank God. Ready for next year’s Novena, beginning June 6th, le cunamh Dé!

Mary, Icon of Mercy: theme of all Novenas this year.

You can follow the Clonard Novena by going to,  or the Limerick Novena by going to Clonard began Wednesday 15th, Limerick begins Friday 17th. You can send in petitions and thanksgivings to both, on line.

Esker Novena Times:  Weekdays: 8am, 10am, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm

Athenry Novena: Weekdays 10am: Sunday 11am.

Photos from Day 1, June 7.

The 8pm Session - overflow in the corridor.

8pm Session, the fifth of the day! Day 1.


6pm Session, in Esker Church: Day 1.

Novena Preachers this year:  Fr. Michael Cusack C.Ss.R., Fr. Peter Burns C.Ss.R., Rev. John Godfrey (Rector, Aughrim-Ballinasloe): Natalia Hyde (from the Scala Youth Ministry Team, in Cork): Fr. Derek Ryan C.Ss.R. (home for a short break, from the Irish Redemptorist Mission in Mozambique).






8pm Session: over-flow into the Common Room: Day 1


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