This week we begin our annual Novena to St. Pius X and St. Matthias. A Novena is a devotional act consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days in belief of obtaining special intercessory graces. The 9 days signify the 9 days between the Ascension of Christ into heaven when the apostles and Mary gathered to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit, which came to them nine days later at Pentecost. We pray this novena every year to ask for the intercession of our patron saints as we pray the intentions of our PMA community, continued growth in school enrollment, and especially for the 8th graders are preparing to take the HSPT exam on January 27th. Please join us in praying this Novena beginning on January 16 thru January 26th as we offer these intentions through the intercession of St. Pius X and St. Matthias.