St. Gerard Majella, – Feast of St. Gerard, Wed.16th.

St. Gerard Majella, Patron of Families & the Unborn (Artist: Seamus Devitt C.Ss.R.)


The annual Triduum or Three days festival of faith, in honour of St. Gerard Majella, has been taking place in the Redemptorist Church in Esker, this Monday Oct. 14th to Wednesday Oct. 16th, 2018. Tomorrow, Wednesday 16th, is the Feast of St. Gerard, Patron of Mothers and of Expectant Mothers, and of couples who long for a child. Come and join us in Esker Church for this Feast Day, at 10am Session or 8pm Session. Blessing with the relic of St. Gerard at the end of both sessions. Spread the Word!

Two session each day, 10am and 8pm.

Blessing with First Class Relic at each session.

If you cannot attend, you can send your petitions to : Redemptorist Community, St. Patrick’s, Esker, Athenry, Co. Galway, or email, or click here and send it on this website:

All are welcome! Please pass the word.

St. Gerard Majella is Patron of Mothers and Expectant Mothers, and of families. May his prayers accompany us all through these days, as we look forward to his feast day on Wednesday October 16th.

To know more about St.Gerard’s life, click here


Almighty and Eternal God, we thank you for the gift of St. Gerard Majella and the example of his life.

Because St. Gerard Majella always had complete faith and trust in you, you blessed him with great powers of help and healing. Through him, you showed your loving concern for all those who suffered or were in need. You never failed to hear his prayer on their behalf.

Today, through St. Gerard Majella’s powerful intercession, you continue to show your love for all those who place their trust in you.

And so, Father, full of faith and confidence, and in thanksgiving for all the wonderful things you have done for us, we place ourselves before you today. Through the intercession of St. Gerard Majella, hear our prayers and petitions and if it is your holy will, grant them. Amen.

You may send in your own petition by going to ‘Contact us’ on Home page. Your prayers will be carried during the three days (‘triduum’) of prayer from Oct. 8th to 1oth.

St. Gerard Majella Novena Prayer

Almighty God,
from his boyhood years
you blessed St. Gerard with generosity of soul,
and led him to do yor will in heroic ways.

By your grace he lived his brief life
in intense love for you
and for those in need.
Hear his prayers now for us
and for all poor souls in trouble.

St. Gerard, friend of sinners,
friend of the poor,
friend of mothers and children,
it is our joy and consolation to come to your novena
to remember the goodness of your life,
your burning sense of God
your tender love for Our Lord and his mother, Mary,
your kindness and care for everyone in need.

Pray for us now in our time of need.
Pray for us in our sickness.
Pray for us in our confusion and despair.
Pray for us in our struggle with life and its mysteries.
Remember especially those who long for children
and mothers about to give birth.
Remember those who have wandered from the
practice of the faith
and need the grace of reconciliation.
Remember all of us poor sinners in our particular needs. Amen.

St. Gerard Prayer for Mother-To-Be

St. Gerard,
you were especially sensitive to the needs of mothers.
Pray for me and my baby.
Ask our good Lord to keep us happy and safe,
and bring us to a joyful birth. Amen

St. Gerard Prayer for Parenthood

St. Gerard,
you had deep compassion
for those who longed for children.
Pray for us in our longing
and bring our love to a joyful fulfilment.
Ask our Lord and his Mother Mary
to bless us with the birth of a child. Amen

You can find out more information about St Gerard Majella here

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