Novena to the Sacred Heart: Renew our Hearts

May 30, 2024 – June 7, 2024 all-day

Down & Connor Diocesan Novena to The Sacred Heart: Renew Our Hearts

May 30th to June 7th, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


As Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ begins his time as bishop of the diocese he would love everyone in the diocese to join him in nine days of prayer, asking Jesus to give us a new heart. Many people among us are weary or wounded, hurting in one way or another. He wants us to make a novena for each other, aware that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.

The prayers will be available in a booklet you can pick up at Mass or read online; it will also include a piece of scripture and a reflection for each day for those who wish to go a little deeper.  Bishop Alan’s hope is that this novena will be prayed either individually or together by parishes, groups, schools or families.

Even young children can join in with the short prayers!


Join the Novena Online

Date Location Time Online Link
Thursday 30th May Sacred Heart Parish, Belfast 10am Link
Friday 31st May Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloughmills 7.30pm Link
Sunday 2nd June Church of the Sacred Heart, Cargan 10.30am Link
  Saul 3pm  
Monday 3rd June Parish of St Michael’s 10am Link
Tuesday 4th June Church of the Sacred Heart, Dundrum 10am Link
Wednesday 5th June Church of the Sacred Heart, Ballyclare 7pm Link
Thursday 6th June Parish of Lisburn 10am Link
Friday 7th June St Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast 1pm Link
  St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast 7pm Link


Prayer Resources

Download a Copy of the Sacred Heart Novena Booklet