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.


Mount St Alphonsus

Monday 4th April 2016

6.00 p.m. Opening Celebrations
lead by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles J. Brown
7.00 p.m. Procession to St. John’s Cathedral
7.45 p.m. Prayer Service at Augustinian Church,
O’Connell Street
8.30 p.m. Opening Mass of the Pilgrimage
10.30 p.m. Healing Service
12.00 p.m. Prayer around the Icon
All Night Vigil, with Sacrament of Reconciliation


St John's Cathedral

Monday 4th April 2016

7pm Procession from St. Alphonsus to St. John’s Cathedral

Tuesday 5th April 2016

Mass from 7am and throughout the morning


St Mary's Cathedral

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Mass of Welcome – Celebrated by Bishop Ray Brown, followed by Healing and Prayer

Thursday 7th April 2016

Mass and Prayer form 7am and Sacrament of Reconciliation


Redemptorists Esker

Friday 15th April 2016

Icon will arrive in Esker  5.30 p.m.

Saturday 16th April 2016

Icon in the Church from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 17th April 2016

Icon in the Church from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Holy Cross Abbey

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Mass of Welcome with Redemptorist Preacher

Sunday 24th April 2016

Mass and Prayer


St Eugene's Cathedral

Monday 2nd May 2016

4.30 p.m. Opening Liturgy of Welcome and
Veneration of Icon

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

7.45 a.m. Morning Prayer


St Gerard’s Parish

Wednesday 11th May 2016

6PM – Novena Mass

7:30PM – Novena Mass

Thursday 12th May 2016

7AM – Novena Mass

9:30 AM – Novena Mass


St. Peter's Cathedral

Thursday 12th May 2016

Mass of Welcome
Celebrated by Bishop Treanor

Friday 13th May 2016

Mass and Prayer

Saturday 14th May 2016

Mass and Procession to Clonard Monastery


Clonard Monastery

Saturday 14th May 2016

11am: Procession from St Peters Cathedral to Clonard Monastery.

12 Noon: Mass

7:30pm: Vigil Mass

Sunday 15th May 2016

7am: Mass

9:30am: Mass

11am: Mass

12:3Opm: Closing Mass of the Pilgrimage


Knock Shrine

Knock Novena

To celebrate the close of the Jubilee Year celebrating 150 years as custodians of the Mother of Perpetual Icon we have been invited to bring the Pilgrim Icon to Knock Shrine as part of the annual Novena on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. This will be a time of celebration and thanksgiving joining together the prayers of petition we have gathered on our journey around the country one more time.

We hope you can join us or this special occasion.

15th August – Theme: Mary Icon of God’s Love


Mass 3pm: Celebrant Fr Dan Baragry CSsR

Mass 8:30pm: Celebrant Fr Seamus Enright CSsR

Fr Michael Cusack CSsR – Preacher


Workshop at 12 & 6pm

Fr Seamus Enright CSsR – The Story of the Icon