Follow the Icon

‘Our Mother of Perpetual Help’

A Pilgrimage with the Icon to the Cathedrals of Ireland in the Year of Mercy, April 4th - May 15th, 2016.
Celebrating 150 Years of Redemptorist Devotion.

Cavan, Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Felim


Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Felim

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Mass of Welcome
Celebrated by Bishop Leo O’Reilly

Thursday 5th May 2016

Mass and Prayer

Wednesday 4th May 2016

7.15 p.m. Arrival of Icon to Cathedral followed by
Evening Prayer
7.30 p.m. Mass of Welcome
Celebrated by Bishop Leo O’Reilly
8.30 p.m. Veneration of Icon & Petition writing
Confession will also be available
Light refreshments offered at the conference room.
9.30 p.m. Prayer around the Icon
10.30 p.m. Night Prayer

Thursday 5th May 2016

7.00 a.m. Mass in Cathedral with Redemptorist team
10.00 a.m. Reciting of Rosary at Celebration of Mass by
Redemptorist team
11.30 a.m. Prayer Service for all Primary Schools of the
1.00 p.m. Service of Healing and Anointing


Visit of Icon to the Diocese of Kilmore

It gives me great pleasure on behalf of Bishop Leo, the priests of the parish and the diocese of Kilmore along with the people of our parish community to formally welcome the arrival of the Icon of our lady of Perpetual Help to our Cathedral on May 4th & 5th 2016.

In keeping with the invocation of Pope Pius IX who first gave the icon to the Redemptorist Congregation in 1866 to “make her known to the world “there has always been a strong tradition of Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual help in our Cathedral here in Cavan and in Kilmore and many blessings have been received as a result of that continuous prayerful devotion.

This is particularly due to the many successful Missions given by the Redemptorist order over the years not just in the Cathedral but throughout our Diocese.

Every day the parishioners of our parish who attend our 10am mass recite petition and reflective prayers publicly and privately to our Lady of Perpetual Help invoking her help and guidance in the daily living of their Christian lives which is assisted by her icon that permanently resides in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Felim.

I pray that through the visit of the Icon many blessing will again be obtained from those who participate in our liturgies during its time here and in this year of mercy will learn to “be merciful like the Father” and in turn return that mercy to one another.

To all involved in the organisation of the pilgrimage of the Icon to the Cathedrals of Ireland I wish you every blessing and safe travelling.

Fr. Kevin Donohoe.

The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of brothers, most of whom are priests. We live in community and are passionate about preaching the Gospel, especially to those who feel abandoned and live on the edges of church and society. A growing network of co-workers and associates is evidence of our conviction about the importance of partnership in mission and of our commitment to enable all the baptized to take their rightful place in the life and ministry of the church.