St Gerard Majella's Feast Day...
Happy Feast Day to you all on this Feast of St Gerard Majella - October 16th
This year Fr Richard Reid was invited to be one of the preachers at the St Gerard's Novena in Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland.
This wonderful novena attracts over 10,000 people a day to the 10 sessions!
The day begins with mass at 7am and continues...
9.30am, 11.30am, 1.10pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.00pm, 7.30pm, 9.00pm
and finishes with a candle-lit mass at 10.30pm!
The Novena Prayer
Almighty God, from his boyhood years you blessed St Gerard with generosity of soul
and let him to do your will in heroic ways.
St Gerard, dear friend of God, pray that our sense of God will grow strong.
Pray that Jesus Our Lord, will be a living presence in our lives.
Pray that the fullness and beauty of the faith will take possession of us and bring us fully alive.
Two of the preachers below,
Fr. Richard Reid C.Ss.R. (Liverpool community)
Fr Noel Kehoe C.Ss.R. (Cork community)