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June 18th – 26th: Novena in Preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Below are the prayers, included in this week’s bulletin, which we will use after every Holy Mass (2 pages).  On Monday, June 27th, there will be a special Evening Mass at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Novena for Parish June 18 through 26

Novena for Parish June 18 through 26

 

Friday, May 6th through Saturday, May 14th: Novena in Preparation for Pentecost

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Pentecost Novena for Web

Novena to Our Lady in Preparation for the Feast of Her Assumption

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Assumption-for-Novena-Card

 

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Below is a copy of an email which was sent out to the parishioners of St. Mary’s Parish this morning.
The Novena Prayer we are using will be found below the quotation from Pope Emeritus Benedict:

 

My Dear Parishioners of St. Mary Church:

Praised be Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate!

I am writing to remind you that today, August 7th, the first Friday of the month, we begin, as a parish family, the Novena to Our Lady in preparation for the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven – nine days of prayer (August 7th through the 15th). The special intention of this novena is for the return of those who have abandoned the practice of the Faith.  If you have forgotten about participating in these nine days of prayer, I earnestly invite you to be part of the novena – that we may be united in one heart and voice, asking the intercession of the Holy Mother of God to move the hearts of those who, for whatever reason, have left their Father’s house and are living without the powerful grace of the Sacraments, given by Our Divine Savior to His Church.  The Novena Prayer was included in last weekend’s bulletin.  If you have misplaced it, or didn’t receive a bulletin, I have it attached the Novena Prayer to this email in both Word and PDF formats.  We will also pray the Novena Prayer after the weekend Masses and after the Masses throughout the week leading up to the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption on Saturday, August 15th, the last day of the novena.

Deo gratias et Mariae,

-Father Lawrence

Ave-Maria

“By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and peace even amid the thousands of daily difficulties. The luminous sign of Our Lady taken up into Heaven shines out even more brightly when sad shadows of suffering and violence seem to loom on the horizon.

“We may be sure of it: from on high, Mary follows our footsteps with gentle concern, dispels the gloom in moments of darkness and distress, and reassures us with her motherly hand. Supported by awareness of this, let us continue confidently on our path of Christian commitment wherever Providence may lead us. Let us forge ahead in our lives under Mary’s guidance.”

— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, August 15, 2006

 

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Novena Prayer to Our Lady

Assumed into Heaven Body and Soul

Asking Her Special Intercession for the return of those who have abandoned the practice of their Catholic Faith

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, we believe in your triumphant Assumption into heaven where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen.

We join them in praising you and bless the Lord Who raised you above all creatures.  With them we offer you our devotion and love.

We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and needs,  and we take comfort from the faith in the coming resurrection.

We look to you, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.   After this earthly life, show us Jesus, the blest fruit of your womb, O kind, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.   Amen.

Three Hail Mary’s are now prayed in honor of Our Lady’s threefold privilege of being the Daughter of God the Father, the Mother of God the Son, and the Spouse of God the Holy Spirit.

6th Annual Novena to St. Joseph: March 10th through 18th

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

 Click below for a PDF copy of the Novena Prayers we use at St. Mary Church in Salem, SD:

NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH PDF

The Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady: November 29th through December 7th

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Incorrectly listed in the Parish Bulletin as beginning on November 30th, the Immaculate Conception Novena is in preparation for that great Feast of Our Lady, and therefore begins on November 29th and ends on the Vigil of the Feast, December 7th:

 


August 31st through September 8th: Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Nativity

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Maria Bambina as venerated in Milan, Italy

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels,

Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart.

Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during

all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion

to you, who are the first creature of God’s love.

 

Pray the “Hail Mary…”

 

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born

Immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of

God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve

the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.

 

Pray the “Hail Mary…”

 

Hail, lovely and holy Child, spiritual garden of delight, where,

on the day of the Incarnation, the tree of life was planted,

assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world.

Help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts, feelings,

and virtues of your divine Son.

 

Pray the “Hail Mary…”

 

Hail, admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, closed garden,

open only to the heavenly Spouse. O Lily of paradise,

make me love the humble and hidden life;

let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open

to the loving calls of His graces and inspiration.

 

Pray the “Hail Mary…”

 

Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn, gate of heaven,

you are my trust and hope.

O powerful advocate, from your cradle stretch out your hand,

support me on the path of life.

Make me serve God with ardor and

constancy until death and so reach an eternity with you.

 

Pray the “Hail Mary…”

 

Prayer:

Blessed Child Mary,

destined to be the Mother of God

and our loving Mother,

by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us,

mercifully listen to my supplications.

In the needs which press upon me from every side

and especially in my present tribulation,

I place all my trust in you.

 

O holy Child,

by the privileges granted to you alone

and by the merits which you have acquired,

show that the source of spiritual favours

and the continuous benefits

which you dispense are inexhaustible,

because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.

 

Deign through the immense profusion of graces

with which the Most High has enriched you

from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception,

grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition,

and I shall eternally praise

the goodness of your Immaculate Heart.

 

(IMPRIMATUR: In Curia Archiep. Mediolani, 31 August 1931, Can. CAVEZZALI, Pro Vic. Gen)

 

June 3-11: Novena in Preparation for Pentecost

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

You may find the prayer we use at St. Mary, Salem for the Novena in Preparation for Pentecost by clicking here:

NOVENA IN PREPARATION FOR PENTECOST