Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland, is inviting priests and bishops to join with him, after the Angelus on the Feast of the Annunciation on 25 March 2020, in consecrating Ireland and her people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for protection from the coronavirus.

From Saint Patrick’s Day, in preparation for the Feast, you are invited to pray a daily Novena to help us reflect on God’s Word especially so in the absence of public Mass. The faithful are encouraged to prepare a suitable prayer space with a crucifix, holy picture, or simply a candle. The Rosary can be prayed after the Gospel and before the Novena prayer given for each of the nine days.

The Novena Prayerbook may be accessed from the following link: Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation