29 Sep 2012

Relics of St Therese of Lisieux in Limerick

As noted in our weekly programme blog post, October 1st is the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux. In Limerick this week as part of a celebration to mark the completion of restoration and renewal of St Joseph’s Church, the relic of St Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) will be located there on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 30th September, and also on the morning of the Feast Day itself Monday 1st October.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday 30th, the relic will be solemnly received into the church with a liturgy of welcome, and will be available for veneration before and after the 5.30 p.m. Mass, concluding with Vespers and Benediction at 8 p.m.

On Monday morning 1st October, Mass for the Feast Day will be celebrated at 10.30 a.m., to coincide with the 33rd Anniversary of the memorable visit of Pope John Paul II to Greenpark Racecourse – located within the parish boundaries.

St Joseph’s Church in Limerick has for many years had a special association with devotion to St Therese, and the forthcoming event is expected to be the source of significant interest from both near and far. Fr Willie Moran OCD, Prior of the Carmelite Community at Loughrea, Co Galway will lead the celebrations and will be guest preacher.

All are welcome to participate in this unique and prayerful occasion.

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