The following is from Cobh Parish weekly newsletter Sunday 29th October 2017:
Two events will dominate the headlines in the Summer of 2018. Both events require prayerful preparation and discernment. The World Meeting of Families will take place in August 2018, while the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution is due to be held in early summer.
It is clear that we are living in challenging and difficult times for the preservation and protection of vulnerable human Life and respect for the traditional Christian Family in God’s plan. This Sunday (29-10-2017) marks the first of 9 monthly Sunday Masses — a novena of months from October to June — where the specific intention of the 12.00 Sunday Mass will be offered for the intention that protection of life in the womb will be preserved in the Constitution and for the success of the World Meeting of Families.
We ask your prayers, especially the Daily Rosary in these nine months of prayer — symbolic of pregnancy — for these two crucial concerns.
Mass is being offered for these intentions on this Sunday morning (29-10-2017) at 12.00 by Bishop Crean. Each final Sunday of the month will also have a period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the cathedral from 3.00pm for these intentions. Please note the next two Sundays of this Novena are:
November 25th — Feast of Christ the King
December 31st — Feast of the Holy Family