Esker Annual Novena: June 4th to 12th, 2019

Detail of the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help

Our annual Esker Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help begins here on Tuesday June 4th, the day after the June Bank Holiday. Esker Novena is a home for everyone.

‘God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, God is in this person’s life. You have to trust God.‘ (Pope Francis).

Dates: Tuesday June 4th to Wednesday June 12th, incl.

Times: Weekdays: 8am, 10am, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm

Times: Sunday:  8am, 10am, 12noon, 4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm.

Confessions will be heard before and after each session of the Novena in Esker, with the exception of Sunday.

Special Events: Saturday June 8th, Mass and Anointing of the Sick at 12noon.

Sunday June 9th: Blessing of Babies and Small Children, at all sessions.

Our Preachers: Fr. Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R. (the new Superior in the Esker Community, as of May 15th): Brendan is a proud Cork man! He has spent a total of 33 years in S. America, between Brazil and Suriname. He was provincial of the Dublin province of the Redemptorists for six years, 1993-9. He returned from Brazil four years ago and has ministered in St. Joseph’s parish in Dundalk since then.

Fr. Gerry Moloney C.Ss.R.: a native of Doon, Co. Limerick. Ordained in 1988. He spent 20 years as Editor of Reality magazine and director of Redemptorist Communications. He is a big supporter of Limerick hurling, Munster rugby, and Liverpool. This is his third time preaching at the Esker Novena.

Clare Gilmore is from Co. Down. She is a graduate of Milltown Institute in Dublin (2000): She has worked in youth ministry, hospital chaplaincy, adult faith development. She preaches parish missions and Novenas. She is currently working in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne.

Fr Denis Luddy C.Ss.R.: another proud Cork man. Ordained in 1991, he has spent most of his priestly ministry in Ireland, giving parish missions, novenas and retreats. Denis is a highly regarded preacher.


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