Coronavirus Novena Day 7

Intercessor: St. Jude- Patron of impossible Causes

Intentions: For those who are feeling helpless and hopeless due the pandemic.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Mark 1: 40-45

Jesus healed a leper

A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.

The Gospel of the Lord: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Novena Prayer

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. 

We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them.

Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.  Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven. 

 Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful.

Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.  (Mention your intentions here) St. Jude, patron of impossible causes, pray for us! Jesus, we thirst for You.

You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now.

 Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal.  Amen. 

Our Father…….

Hail Mary……..

Glory be ………

We Fly to your patronage

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

 

 

 

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Coronavirus Novena-Day 6

Intercessor: St. Joseph- Patron of workers

 Intentions: For those who have lost their means of livelihood and employment.

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Mark 6: 53-56

When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went-into villages, towns or countryside-they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

The Gospel of the Lord: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Novena Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them. Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away. 

Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.  Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful.

Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.  (Mention your intentions here) St. Joseph, patron of the dying, pray for us! Jesus, we thirst for You.

You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal.  Amen. 

Our Father…….

Hail Mary……..

Glory be ………

 We Fly to your patronage

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Coronavirus Novena- Day 5

Intercessor: St. Rocco

 Intentions: For Grieving families during the Pandemic

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 Scripture Reading: Mark 8:22-25

They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”

 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”

Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

The Gospel of the Lord: Thanks be to God

Novena Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us.

Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow. We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all.

And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now.

Please comfort them. Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.  Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.

Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful.

Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.  (Mention your intentions here)

St. Rocco, you are venerated for your prayers for those suffering from infectious diseases, pray for us! Jesus, we thirst for You.

You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal.  Amen.

Our Father…….

Hail Mary……..

Glory be ………

 

 We Fly to your patronage

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

 

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Masses

Sunday May 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Maria Kucic requested by Loretta Kucic

Annette and George Hull requested by Celia Bartello

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Sunday May 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

James Swanson requested by Rita Swanson and family

Gerald Kirby requested by Tom and Mary McIllwraith

 

 

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Coronavirus Novena Prayers Day 4

Intercessor: St. Damien of Molokai

Intentions: For Researchers to find cure for COVID-19

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41

 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

The Gospel of the Lord: Thanks be to God

Novena Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. 

We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them.

Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.  Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven. 

Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful.

 Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.  (Mention your intentions here) St. Damien of Molokai, you put yourself at risk to minister to those suffering from leprosy, pray for us! Jesus, we thirst for You.

You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal. Amen. 

Our Father…….

Hail Mary……..

Glory be ………

We Fly to your patronage

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Coronavirus Novena Prayers Day 3

Intercessor: St. Edmund -Patron for victims of Pandemic

 Intentions: For the happy repose of those who have died from COVID-19

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

The Word of the Lord: Thanks be to God

Novena Prayer

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them.

Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.

Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.

Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others.

Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.

(Mention your intentions here)

St. Edmund, patron for victims of pandemics, pray for us!

Jesus, we thirst for You. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal.

Amen.

Our Father…….

Hail Mary……..

Glory be ………

We Fly to your patronage

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Coronavirus Novena Prayers Day 2

Intercessor: St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases.

Intentions: For the healing of all who have been infected and affected by COVID-19 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Scripture Reading: Luke 7:11-17 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out – the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country. The Word of the Lord: Thanks be to God Novena Prayer Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow. We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them. Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away. Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven. Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence. (Mention your intentions here) St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases, pray for us! Jesus, we thirst for You. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal. Amen. Our Father……. Hail Mary…….. Glory be ……… We Fly to your patronage We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary. Amen In the name of the Father and of the Son “O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Novena

Dear brothers and Sisters,

As I stated in my last email, we will begin our Novena Prayers tomorrow the 9th of May and to end on Sunday the 17th of May. During these 9 days we will pray for for God’s protection and healing on us and the whole world. Do expect to receive the Novena prayers by 9:00 am every morning and you can say the prayers at your own leisure.

May God continue to bless all of us in this trying time.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Cosmas

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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Masses

Sunday May 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Mark Savard requested by Flo Robillard

Deceased members of the Knights of Columbus Council 5153 requested by the Knights of Columbus Council 5153

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Sunday May 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Maria Kucic requested by Loretta Kucic

Annette and George Hull requested by Celia Bartello

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HUNKERED BUT NOT CONQUERED- DAY 50

Spiritually Speaking: On Praying Novena Prayers

The Catholic Church has a long-standing tradition of praying Novena prayers. The word “novena” is derived from the Latin word for nine, or “novem.” Typically, a novena refers to nine days of prayer, asking God for a specific intention, often through a Saint’s intercession.

It is assumed that this tradition is rooted in the Acts of the Apostles, when Jesus told His disciples to gather together and pray after His Ascension into Heaven. Tradition tells us that the Apostles, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, went to the Upper Room and prayed together for the nine days between Jesus’ Ascension and Pentecost. Another reason could be that nine is significant because of the nine months that Mary carried Jesus in her womb.

Novenas are a beautiful way to grow purposeful, consistent, and persistent in daily prayer. Many of the most popular and widely-prayed novenas begin or end on a Saint’s feast day.

It is my desire to bring to our attention, this wonderful practice of praying Novena prayers. It is a sure way of praying fervently in season and out of season. On that note, we are going to hold a parish-wide virtual Novena Prayers for Coronavirus. Each day, we will pray for a particular intention and for our personal intentions during this trying time.

We will start this novena on Saturday, May 9 and end on Sunday May 17, 2020. I will be sending out the Novena prayers each day through our various media channels. Thanks to the creators of Pray More Novenas– an online resource for Novena Prayers. We will be drawing our prayers each day from their site.

Let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection. We will pray for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession, and for those who have died as well as for their grieving family members.

Stay safe, stay protected and stay hopeful.

Yours in prayer

Fr. Cosmas

“O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us”

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