From Sunday 18 to Monday 26 June there is a Novena at Leeds Cathedral to Our Lady of Unfailing Help.
Mondays to Fridays at 6.15pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm, there will be prayers before the Shrine of Our Lady, a short reflection, the Rosary, and a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, lasting at total of about 45 minutes.
Intentions may be placed in the box at the back of the Cathedral and this will be placed before the Shrine each evening of the Novena.
O Mother of Perpetual Help, with great confidence we come before your holy icon to be inspired by the example of your life.
We think of you at that moment, when, full of faith and trust, you accepted God’s call to be the Mother of His Son.
Help us your children to accept with joy our calling in life.
When you learned that your cousin Elizabeth was in need, you immediately went to serve her and offer your help.
Make us, like you, to be concerned for others.
We think of you, Mother, at the foot of the Cross. Your heart must have bled to see your Son in agony. But your joy was great when he rose from the dead, victorious over the power of evil.
Mother of Sorrows, help us through our trials and disappointments.
Help us not to lose heart. May we share with you and your Son the joy of having courageously faced up to all the challenges of life.