Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.
Our Current Novena
Discover the beauty of the Rosary, so that it may become your faithful companion through life.
-Pope John Paul II
You must in these times find yourself troubled and perplexed by the evil, disorder and ugliness so rampant. In the world, our nation, even in our community and family, you see how wickedness and sin seem widespread, accepted and so apparently triumphant.
You may be tempted often to grow weary of doing good unless you remember our Lord’s solemn promise the He will always be with us, especially in tribulation. Often you must deepen your faith in the assurance of Scripture, “Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more.”
Above all, we must turn in trust to our Blessed Mother, Mary, as Christians have always done in critical times, to seek her help in overcoming evil with good.
To help us in face of our troubles and anxieties, I have arranged two separate Novena of Masses for your special intentions and personal needs:
…a special Novena of Masses to Our Lady, from September 29th to October 7th, feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, to ask her powerful aid with her Son;
…a special Novena of Masses in thanksgiving to Our Lady, will be offered from October 7th to October 15th.
Join us in asking Our Lady to secure for us the graces we and our world need.
Especially, I entreat you to pray the Rosary, to meditate on the mysteries of Christ’s life, and to imitate in your own way what they contain. Please be sure to join us and our associates who will be praying with you and for your intentions.
As we pray the Rosary together, and hold Mary, Mother of God close to our hearts, we draw a critically ill Guatemalan child into that comfort and light. We surround a struggling family in El Salvador with God’s protective love. We cradle an orphaned Honduran infant in the arms of our Savior.
And as our own troubles yield to the power of our Savior’s love, pouring into our hearts, so too a ray of hope enters the lives of those for whom we pray and the clouds of darkness and despair melt away.
Our tireless, dedicated Franciscan priests see these rays of hope in the bright smile of a recovering child and they think of you. They see the clouds of pain and fear in the eyes of a worried young father dissolve, and your prayers and generous offerings come quickly to mind.
How well you know that we couldn’t do this without you. And how much our faith is strengthened and our hearts opened with joy through every act of love we do in our Savior’s name.
Please send your intentions now for this double special Novena. Be sure to do so today with any mission offering you may be able to include. Your generosity will enable us to continue our projects, throughout the world where the assistance is most needed.
Every grateful blessing,
Fr. Robert, O.F.M.
P.S. For your special intentions, I have also arranged two additional special Novenas in honor of St. Michael, protector of the Church, and patron of policemen, mariners and radiologists. They will take place next month from October 2nd to the 10th, in petition, and from the 11th to the 19th, in thanksgiving.