Saturday, June 21, 2008

Contemplative Nuns Continue Novena

June 21, 2008
Day 3 Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help
Readings: Isaiah 61:9-11 Psalm 1 Samuel 2:1-8
Luke 2: 41-51

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Good Morning! For those who might not know me my name is Sr. Paula. Welcome to the third day of the novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Our celbrant this morning is Father Thomas Travers, CSsR. The Mass chosen for today is that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the first reading from Isaiah we can hear the joy of Mary’s heart at the wonderful blessings God has given her. In the Gospel we see the sorrow of her mother’s heart at the loss of her son. Mary's Immaculate Heart is with us too, feeling for us in our own joys and sorrows. With grateful song let us begin our celebration.

[Fr. Tom's Homily will be posted to his blog. Check side bar for link.]


Holy Mary, help all in distress, encourage the fainthearted, console the sorrowful, be the advocate of all the clergy and religious, strengthen family life, bring peace to our world, intercede for all God’s holy people; let all feel your aid who implore your Perpetual Help.

V: Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
R: That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us your Mother Mary, whose miraculous image we venerate, to be our Mother, ever ready to help us, grant we pray, that we who earnestly implore your aid may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of your redemption. You who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

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