Prayers and Meditations

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Praying at our Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Jesus! You have said, " I say to you ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened". Behold I knock and I ask you for the grace of ......................

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory be

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Our Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary(Pope St Paul VI)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mother, we consecrate ourselves to you today, so that you may live in us, and speak in  and through us.

Think your thoughts in our minds; and your love through our hearts. Give us your own dispositions and feelings.

Lead us and guide us to Jesus your son. Correct and enlighten our thoughts and behaviour.

Make our hearts and homes your shrine.

Through us, may the Heart of Jesus rule and triumph in our families, in our country and in the world.

Praying at our Shrine of the Baby Jesus 

Lord Jesus,
you lived for nine months in the security
of the womb of your mother Mary.
From her you received the flesh
that was broken and the blood that was poured out for us.
Give to all men and women of Ireland
a deep reverence for human life,
especially for life that is as yet unborn and utterly defenceless.
May its mother’s womb continue
to be the safest place on God’s earth-the sanctuary that no man or woman may dare to violate.
May our faith in the Word-made-Flesh, not philosophy,
worldly wisdom or human manipulation, be our sole guide.
Give us the courage to proclaim
to the whole world that life is sacred – a precious gift from God.

Praying at our Shrine of St Padre Pio

O God, you gave Saint Pio of Pietrelcina , Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of your son, grant me through his intercession the grace of....... which I ardently desire: and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus, to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.

Praying at our tribute to the Venerable Matt Talbot

Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot, you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty and of lifelong reverence for the most holy sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your church make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight.

Praying at our shrine of St Therese of Lisieux

Father in heaven

Through St Therese you remind the world of your infinite love and the childlike trust that we should have in you. We thank you for her life and her power to make you known and loved. St Thereseremember your promise: I will spend my heaven doing good on earth 
I ask you the grace of ………………………………(Glory be x3) 
O God you gave St Therese your spirit of love, help us also to love you and to make you much loved. 
I will let fall a shower of Roses

Praying at Our Tribute to Little Nellie of Holy God.

Jesus! Divine friend of children, we thank you for the grace you gave little Nellie, by inspiring her with such great devotion to your sacred passion and such deep love of the Blessed Sacrament.

Grant we ask you, O Lord the fulfilment of your plans for your loving servant Little Nellie, for your greater glory and for the sanctification of souls.

Prayer approved by Bishop Thomas  Alphonsus O’Callaghan O.P.

Praying at our Shrine of St Anne (Mother of Mary, Grandmother of Jesus).

Prayer to St. Anne

The Mother of Mary

The Grandmother of Jesus

Dear St. Anne, filled with compassion for all who pray to you:  I am heavily burdened by my troubles.

I place myself at your feet and I ask you to guide me to God’s plan for me at this time.

Please bring my prayer to Mary your daughter, so that she may bring my prayer to Jesus, your Grandson.

Above all, St. Anne, obtain for me a place one day in heaven, with you, with Mary your daughter and Jesus your Grandson.


Praying at the Deanrock Grotto

The hidden gem of Togher Parish

O Mary Conceived without Sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee!

St Catherine Laboure: to whom Our Lady gave the Miraculous Medal, pray for us

(Photo taken at the May Procession in the Jubilee Year of the Church 2022)