Mass and Fast for Ireland propose a 9 day novena of Masses, prayers and fasting from Thursday 17th May to Friday May 25th with: The Rosary of Our Blessed Lady,  Our Lady Help of Christians Novena, a short prayer to St. Pio of Pietrelcina and Sr Briege McKenna’s little prayer for the unborn and the Golden Arrow / full Holy Face prayers if time permits…..They take 45 minutes max and can be downloaded here:

All Novena Prayers Mass and Fast for Ireland

Alternatively see the prayers individually to download below including this informational video on the novena to Our Lady Help of Christians….

(1): Short novena to Our Lady Help of Christians

Our Lady Help of Christians Novena

The novena to Our Lady Help of Christians was first associated with the saving of Europe from Islamic forces which completely outnumbered them at Lepanto.

The following is a video from the Salesian order on the devotion of St. John Bosco to Our Lady Help of Christians.



(2): Short prayer to St. Pio of Pietrelcina whose birthday is May 25th:


Oh God, you gave St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way, the in passion of Your Son, grant me through His intercession, the grace of… of the 8th amendment, which I so ardently desire and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus to arrive at the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen

Glory be to the Father…. (three times)





(3): Short prayer for the Unborn: Sr. Briege McKenna:

Sr. Briege McKenna’s prayer for the unborn: 


Mother and Child prayer

Sr. Briege image
Miraculous image of the Visitation by Belgian artist: Bradi Barth, gifted to Sr. Briege McKenna by King Baudouin 1 of Belgium. Each figure in the image turned and thanked the King when he abdicated the throne rather than sign abortion into Belgian law


(4): The Rosary of Our Blessed Lady:

Please approach your parish priest and ask him to offer the parishes final 9 Masses before the referendum from May 16th to 24th publicly for Ireland and the unborn and pray the novena together or privately.

(5): The Holy Face Prayers:

The Holy Face prayers are hugely significant for our time. Jesus in the original revelations to the mystic Sr. Marie of St. Peter, a carmalite nun in Tours France in the mid-19th century said that those who make reparation to God the Father for the breaking of the 1st 3 commandments: atheism, blasphemy and profaning / sacrilege on Sundays / Holy days, would be blessed four fold:

All the affairs of your households will be looked after, countless conversions will result, miracles will multiply, evil and those intent on evil, will be overthrown.



The full prayers take 15 minutes and are so powerful.

Alternatively pray the core short prayer central to this devotion:

The Golden Arrow Prayer:

May the most Holy, most Sacred, most Adorable, most Incomprehensible and Unutterable, name of God, be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in heaven, on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the most Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.


(6): Please fast at least one of these days,

any medically safe way you can….

(Anything between skipping a meal / bread and water is best).

Then please join in the world day of prayer for Ireland on the day of the vote:

May 25th.


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