Following on from the Diocesan Novena earlier this month, the Diocese of Down and Connor will close the month of May with a Triduum of Prayer to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, running from Friday 29th May until Sunday 31st May. 

In the Christian tradition Pentecost is considered to mark the Birthday of the Church.  Each evening of the Triduum will focus on a specific intention:

  • The Family (the Domestic Church);
  • Our local Parishes and Pastoral Communities (the Local Church);
  • The Mission of all Christians in the world (the Universal Church).   

Bishop Noel Treanor warmly invites everyone to join with him as he leads the prayers on-line via the webcam from St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast.  Each evening will begin at 7.00 pm and will last approximately 15 minutes. 

Intentions may be sent by email to novena@downandconnor.org and they will be placed in front of the altar and included in the prayers each evening.

A booklet of the prayers being used in the Triduum can be downloaded from here