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Esker Solemn Novena, 31st May – 8th June, 2022: ‘Let us Dream’

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Solidarity with Ukraine

The Redemptorists have a strong presence across Ukraine. The Redemptorists are also actively engaged in emergency responses in Poland and Slovakia.

The Redemptorists are/have:

  1. Opened their houses, churches, and halls as shelter areas in Ukraine for fleeing and frightened families.
  2. Implementing wrap-around care programmes for families as they cross the borders from…
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STATEMENT FROM THE REDEMPTORISTS

It is with immense regret and after lengthy consideration that we must announce a decision to bring our mission at Esker Monastery to a close. The Redemptorists first came to Esker in 1901 and since then have experienced and valued immense support from the people of the locality and…

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Esker Church Schedule & Esker Annual Novena May 31st to June 8th 2022.

Our Annual Nine day Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help will thankfully be  held in person this year.  It will commence May 31st and end on June 8th.  There will be six sessions per day.  8am, 10am, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm.  Please spread the word.  Regretfully this is…

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When you cannot receive Communion…An Act of Spiritual Communion

When you cannot actually receive Holy Communion, you can make a prayer of Spiritual Communion: you can express the longing that is in you to be…

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Pre-Marriage Dates, Esker 2021

Regarding Pre-Marriage Dates  for 2021: Le cúnamh Dé, we hope to host weekends for couples preparing for Marriage, during the year. Due to the current uncertainty, no dates are being published for the moment.

Enquiries: feel free to phone the Secretary in Esker 091 844007 (currently between 10.30am and 1pm)…

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St. Gerard Majella & Esker:- Join us on-line, 8pm, Mon.12th to Wed.14th Oct.

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…

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St. Gerard Majella – Three days of Prayer, Mon-Wed., Oct. 12-14, 8pm online

In preparation for the Feast of St. Gerard Majella (Oct.16), there will be a Triduum or three days of prayer, on-line, at 8pm daily, Monday Oct. 12 to Wednesday Oct. 14th. Join us. Tell your friends, locally and on social media. Bígí linn! Be with us.

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Coping with Anxiety: a prayer for any time

St. Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva in the late 1500′s, was a man of great compassion and gentleness of spirit. Amongst his writings, we find this prayer that has helped many people over the ages: it may help you in this anxious time: copy it for yourself. 

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Prayer to St. Michael, the ArchAngel

Pope Leo XIII composed this prayer in the 1890′s, as he foresaw great attacks upon the Church and the Christian faith. Pope Francis, in September of 2018, invited Catholics to pray this prayer during the month of October of that year, along with the Rosary: he rightly sensed a…

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