The Lord goes in search of us; to all of us he stretches out a helping hand.
[Jesus] comes to save us from the lie that [says] no one can change. He helps us to journey along the paths of life and fulfilment.
Pope Francis to prisoners, Philadelphia, September 27, 2015
THE Redemptorists and Bedford Row Family Project, who support families affected by imprisonment, will be working together this year to enable prisoners and their families join in celebrating Limerick’s Novena. The focus of the novena is family life.
Healing the hurt brought about by imprisonment in a family can take time, a lot of listening, understanding, and a belief that everyone has the potential to change. To this end there will be a special novena celebration at the Bedford Row Project on this Friday afternoon, the first day of the novena.
Masses in the prison on Sunday will be celebrated as part of the novena. Members of the novena team will visit Limerick prison during the novena.
Everybody is always welcome at the novena. This year, the novena will visit some of those who are not able to attend at he Redemptorists.
The novena at the Redemptorists begins on Friday and continues until June 24. There will be 10 celebrations each day, beginning at 7am and ending at 10.30pm.
The blessing of babies and children will take place on Sunday at 4.30pm. The special novena celebration for the sick, elderly and infirm will take place on Saturday, June 24 at 11.30a