EMBRACING THE ICONS OF LOVE

A Special Shared Novena

As we end the festive season of Easter, we return to Ordinary Time in our Church Calendar.  We continue to invoke the Holy Spirit to teach us and remind us of all that our Lord Jesus had taught us.  We pray to the Holy Spirit to renew our enthusiasm in living out our faith and service in our parish. 

We are also blessed this month to observe the various devotions dear to many of us. In fact, two of the Redemptorist Fathers from the Denver Province will be coming to our parish to conduct these endeared devotions, namely, to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This year, their feast days fall on June 27th and June 28th respectively.  Let me share then with you the message of Father Ted Lawson with regard to their coming to Saint Augustine’s Church this month:

Greetings People of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church!

My name is Fr. Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R. and I am a Redemptorist presently serving in  Tucson, Arizona. Fr. Eugene Batungbacal, C.Ss.R. and I are excited to be joining you for a very special Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Mother of Perpetual Help June 19 – 27. The Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is celebrated every year on June 27. This year the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is going to be celebrated on June 28. Each day we will be offering prayers for the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and we will be praying a Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. This time of Novena will certainly be a time of praying for Love. For Our Mother of Perpetual Help, we will be using the theme of Embracing the Icon of Love as we reflect upon this beautiful image and pray together. As for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it goes without saying that he is the ultimate lover of us all. The Redemptorists have been promoting our blessed Mother as she is represented through the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help for over 150 years resulting in it being the most popular devotion to the Mary, the mother of Jesus. Please make sure to mark your calendars to join us for this wonderful event. You will certainly be hearing more from me as the time draws closer.

We will be sure to keep the Novena prayers and reflections simple for those who have time restraints on attending.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help… Pray for us!

                        In the Redeemer,

                        Fr. Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R.

Please pass the word on and invite families and friends to the Novena Prayers and Masses honoring our Mother of Perpetual Help and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus… “EMBRACING THE ICONS OF LOVE…”

We look forward to seeing you!

Novena Prayers will take place after the 8:4oam and afternoon Masses on Weekdays and Saturdays; and after the
7:45am & 5:30pm Masses on Sunday.

The Feast for Our Mother of Perpetual
Help, will be celebrated on June 27, 2019, after the 8:40am & 5:30pm Masses. The 40-Hour Adoration begins after the 5:30pm Mass.

The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated on June 28,
2019 after the 8:40am & 5:30pm
Masses.

There will be Solemn Masses & Veneration of the Icon at both Feast Day celebrations