The parish is making a novena to our patroness, St Clare, in preparation for her feast day. Over nine days, 3rd-11th August, we will pray for various intentions, invoking St Clare's intercession for the poor, the sick, families, for peace, for our parish, and for our growth in faith and love of Jesus. Through this time of prayer we can learn from St Clare's example, join her in praying for various needs, and receive her help from heaven, where she intercedes for us before God. The novena is to be prayed in our homes, whether as individuals or as families, and will only take 3-4 minutes per day. Will you join in this time of prayer? The full novena can be downloaded here.