Programme of the Closing of the Jubilee of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help


Rome, April 26, 2016 exactly 150 years ago, the original icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help was placed for public veneration in the Church of St Alphonsus.

(Rome, june 14, 2016) – Redemptorists missionaries are celebrating 150 years of spreading devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, one of the most beloved images of the Mother of God in the worldwide Catholic Church. Ever since Pope Pius IX entrusted the Redemptorists with the Perpetual Help Icon with the mandate to “Make her Know” in 1866, this ancient image of the Mother of God has enjoyed “great veneration and fame for its miracles”.

Here the complete program of the closing of the celebration in Rome:


NOVENA: 16 – 24 June 2016

06.00 pm: Novena in Italian “Contemplation experience with the Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help”
06.30 pm: Eucharistic Celebrations in different languages and rites

Thursday 16, June 2016

04.00 pm: Holy Eucharist in Vietnamese
06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in German

Friday 17, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Greek Byzantine – Catholic –  Rumanian Rite
07.30 pm: Hymn to Mary “Akathistos”
08.00 pm: Quartet “Xilos ” and Accordion

Saturday 18, June 2016

05.00 pm: Holy Eucharist in Syro-Malabar rite
06.30 pm Holy Eucharist in Italian
07.30 pm: Duo “Orpheus”, guitar and soprano

Sunday 19, June 2016

04.00 pm:  Holy Eucharist in English
06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Spanish
07.30 pm:  Multi-ethnic Concert

Monday 20, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Greek-Melkite rite
07.30 pm: Video “Icon of Love”

Tuesday 21, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Ukrainian rite
07.30 pm: Flute and Cello ” Harmonious Consonance”

Wednesday 22, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Polish
07.30 pm:  Choir of Piazza Vittorio in Roma

Thursday 23, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in French
07.30 pm: Choir of the Diocese of Roma, directed by Master Marco Frisina

Friday 24, June 2016

06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist in Portuguese
07.30 pm: Concert “The colours of the soul”

Saturday 25, June 2016

04.00 pm: Concert “Music Creator”
05.00 pm: Popular Feast with Folklore International
06.30 pm: Holy Eucharist

Sunday 26, June 2016

07.00 am: Holy Eucharist for the Deceased Redemptorists
08.00 am: Holy Eucharist for the Redemptorist Missionary Family
09.30 am & 12.30 pm : Holy Eucharist in Polish
04.00 pm: Solemn Eucharistic Celebration at the St. Mary Major Basilica, his Eminence João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
05.30 pm: Solemn Procession from the Basilica to the Church of St. Alphonsus
06.00 pm: Liturgical Service on the Missionary Mandate “Make her known”.

Monday 27, June 2016

07.00 am: Thanks Giving Eucharist in honour of Mother of Perpetual Help
09.00 am: Holy Eucharist for Vocations in all the Redemptorist Family
06.00 pm: Solemn Eucharist Celebration and Conclusion of the Jubilee


Here also an invitation from the Church of Saint Alphonsus in Rome, home of the original Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, about the upcoming celebrations to conclude the 150th Jubilee Year of OLPH: