Celebrating Our Mother of Perpetual Help

07-17-2016Parish LifeLiezl Millian

The Filipino American Association of St. Magdalen's (FASTMAG) celebrated the feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, on June 26, 2016. It was attended by 13 priests from the Diocese of Metuchen. A Mass was held, followed by a candlelight procession around the block of the Church and a dinner at the parish center. This year marks the 150th jubilee anniversary of being entrusted with the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help by the Redemptorist fathers. This jubilee year marks a moment of grace for all of God's people.

In the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Jesus is not looking at Mary or the angels but at something we can't see, something that made Him run so quickly to His mother that one of His sandals is falling off. The icon invites us to run to Mary in any of life's troubles. Mary brings us to her Son, and Jesus gives His mother to us at the Cross, saying "Behold your mother" (John 19:27).

A special thanks to Father Tim, pastor of St. Magdalen's Church, as well as all FASTMAG officers and members for making this event both possible and successful!

FASTMAG sponsors a novena every Wednesday at 5:30pm, preceded by the rosary at 5:00pm. Please come and join us in the novena and experience the intercessory power of our Mother.