5,000
petitions to Novena

The Our Lady's grotto at SS Peter and Paul's Parish Church in Portlaoise.
A ‘wonderful’ nine days of devotion and reflection has been promised from Catholics from Portlaoise, Laois and further afield during the Portlaoise Parish Novena which gets underway this week.

A ‘wonderful’ nine days of devotion and reflection has been promised from Catholics from Portlaoise, Laois and further afield during the Portlaoise Parish Novena which gets underway this week.

Fr Paddy Byrne, CC, says the parish has received ‘overwhelming’ feedback from the public ahead of the event which gets underway this Saturday, February 28.

He said 5,000 devotions have been received from the public .

He expects thousands more people will attend the Novena Mass of the novena which runs to Sunday March 8 when the final Mass will be celebrated by the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin Denis Nulty.