At the beginning of 2017, Michael Whelan SM, Parish Priest, commissioned an icon of St Dimpna who is the patron saint of people in mental and emotional distress – especially those who have been sexually abused. Her feast day is May 15. The icon will form the focus of an annual devotion to St Dimpna each May, with prayers especially for those who are in distress as a result of sexual abuse.
This year we will commence a special devotion to St Dimpna, beginning with a prayer for her intercession at each Mass from Thursday 10th May through to the Feast day. The icon of St Dimpna — blessed by the Archbishop — will be on display within St Patrick’s during those days.
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