St Gerard’s Parish in Bellshill, Diocese of Motherwell, will be hosting an All Night Vigil as part of the celebrations for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
The Vigil will take place on Friday, 11th March 2016, beginning at 8:00pm with an opening Mass, followed by Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament throughout the night.
The homilist at the opening Mass will be Father Robert Kane, a designated Missionary of Mercy for the Holy Year.
Priests will be available on Friday evening to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
After the Mass on Friday evening, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 9:00pm, with the Rosary of the Most Blessed Virgin prayed each hour on the hour, and Night Prayer of the Church at 10:30pm. The Stations of the Cross will take place at midnight.
Morning Prayer of the Church will be prayed at 6:30am and the closing Mass will take place at 8:00am on Saturday morning.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout.
This parish has worked tirelessly in promoting the Jubilee Year and the message of Mercy, particularly in a previous all-night vigil and also in the recent Divine Mercy retreat, and there is no doubt that the Merciful Lord will be infinitely generous with His mercy and graces on that Vigil night, for He is never outdone in generosity.
This Jubilee Year is a singular time of extraordinary graces and mercy from the Lord, Who is all merciful “and abounding in love”.
If you are in the area, please do come and take part, for as little or as long as you wish.
And if you have been away from the Church and the Sacraments – this is the perfect time to come home, for your Church needs and wants you, whoever you may be. Come home.
You can find more information on the parish website and the address is – St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church, Fleming Road, Bellshill, ML4 1NF.
Jesus, we TRUST in You.