St. Gerard’s Feast day is October 16th. In preparation for his feast, we will have, in Esker, a celebration (on-line) in his honour at 8pm for the three days, Monday October 12th to Wednesday October 14th. St. Gerard is so much part of Esker and of the Esker story. Countless couples have come for the blessing of St. Gerard’s relic, for over one hundred years. Names of Redemptorists like Fr. Tom Creagh, Fr. Sean Foley, and others, are associated with the blessing of the saint’s relic. So many come back to give thanks for the birth of a baby, when they had practically given up hope of conceiving.
We give thanks for St. Gerard’s work, still: he is Patron of Mothers and of expectant Mothers – he is patron of families. Join us for these three evenings of reflection and prayer, in his honour.
St Gerard Majella, pray for us all, at this time.
(See Carousel for details of the St. Gerard’s Annual Novena, on-line, from St. Joseph’s Dundalk, from October 8th to 16th. )