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.
Novena Prayer to Sts. Matthias & Pius X (January 14-25, 2019)
O Glorious Saint Matthias, in God's design it fell upon you to take the place of the unfortunate Judas who betrayed Jesus, his Master. You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life and the call of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for us the grace to practice the same uprightness of life and to be called by that same Spirit to wholehearted service of the Church and our world.
Glorious pope of the Eucharist, St. Pius X, you sought “to restore all things in Christ.” Obtain for us a true love of Jesus so that we may live only for Him. By your love for Mary, mother and queen, inflame our hearts with tender devotion to her. Blessed model of the priesthood, obtain for us holy, dedicated priests, and increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life, especially among our students.
We beg your intercession dear Glorious saints, to ask God today to grant the favors we now place with confidence in your hands, especially:
- for the gift of wisdom and inspiration for those seeking admissions to our school
- for growth and an increase in our enrollment, in order to lead others closer to Christ
- for success to the work of our hands if it should lead us and others to a more profound union with Christ Our Lord.
- for God’s blessings on our families and school community, past, present, and future.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: We place our trust in You.
Our Lady Queen of the Angels: Pray for us.
St. Joseph Pray for us. St. Pius X Pray for us.
St. Matthias Pray for us. St. Julie Billiart Pray for us.