Archive for novena

Novena for Religious Freedom – 2012

Novena for Religious FreedomWith threats to the freedom of the Church cropping up in the US and around the world, I’ve decided to make our next novena a prayer for religious freedom.

Please help me reach more people to pray for these grave matters!

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Thank you for helping me spread the word and bring people together to pray for our freedom to worship!

84,000 Novenas for Pope Benedict’s 84th Birthday

[This Novena Starts April 8th, Don’t forget to pray each day *Click here to get Pope novena reminders by Email! * — No spam, just prayers…]

Will you join me in saying ‘Thank You!’ to our Holy Father in a special way on his birthday?

A Papal Prayer Present

Pope Benedict XVI Novena
We are going to give ‘Il Papa’ a HUGE birthday present!

Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday is coming up on April 16th. He’s turning 84 years old and I’m sure he can use all the prayers he can get while shepherding the Universal Church!

We are going to give the Pope the gift of prayer. We are going to lift him up in prayer for nine days straight. That’s right, we’re going to pray a birthday novena for the Pope. Read More →

Prayers Answered and the Oldest Catholic Church in America

Oldest Catholic Church

Oldest Catholic Church

The St. Joseph Novena was a great success for hundreds of the faithful! Many people really benefited from the spiritual blessings of praying a novena to such a wonderful saint.

Last week I was on vacation in Florida and I visited the oldest Catholic Church in America in St. Augustine, Florida. It was a tiny little church building that would only fit a handful of people for Mass. It was about a hundred yards away from a HUGE cross that was erected to commemorate the first Mass celebrated in North America. It was pretty great to see such an historical place!

I got some nice photos and there was even a statue of St. Joseph right outside the Church. See photo below!

site of the first mass

Site of the First Mass

While I was in Florida I wasn’t keeping up with my email very well. When I returned I discovered several emails with great stories of how God answered prayers and how positive this past novena was.

It was beautiful to see that so many benefited from this novena.  It was our biggest novena yet with hundreds of people praying together. In fact, 113 new people joined the novena reminder email list.

I’d love to share all of those stories with you, but many of them include personal details. However, here are some highlights: Read More →

One Novena Down, Many to Go

Our very first novena is over and it went very well! I’m excited at the huge response. Almost 1300 people committed to praying the Christmas novena to end abortion!

That’s pretty huge…

You should be proud that you got in on that novena. We are going to pray more novenas, so stay tuned! If you’d like to pray with us, join up in the box on the right hand side of this page.

As always, let me know what your favorite novena is in the comments.

More Novenas!

There are more novenas being prayed than I expected! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped to spread the word! Keep it up!

Facebook Count: 1,254 People

Novena Reminder Count: 513 People

New Facebook Page Count: 45 People

Catch up on past Christmas Novena Days:


Novena Update: Can We Get 2000?

1000 novena to end abortionWe have passed the 1000 novena goal! (at least in terms of people who have accepted on the facebook event.)  1016 people have confirmed on facebook and several hundred people are getting the email reminders.

I would really encourage you to sign up for the email novena reminders. It’s a great way to remember and to pray together with the group.

It would not surprise me if we reached 2000 novenas by Christmas! The rate of growth is huge! It’s gotten so big that facebook stopped allowing me to send messages to the entire group!

So, needless to say I’m excited about this. Thank you all so much for being a part of this!

Signed up for emails but didn’t get them?

  1. Check your spam folder.
  2. Be sure you verified your email address. You should have gotten an email asking you to verify your address right after you signed up.
  3. If all else fails, sign up again here and be sure you do steps 1 and 2 after signing up.

1000 Novena Challenge – Christmas Edition

I have decided to increase the goal of the number of Christmas Novenas that we are going to pray to end abortion. It was 500 novenas. I doubled it to a whopping 1000 people praying this novena.

Too bold?

Well, there are only a few days left before the novena starts on the 16th of December. When I made the call earlier today we had not even reached our first goal, but now we have 564 people committed on facebook, 153 maybes and 3460 who have yet to reply. The novena reminder email list is up to 216. I suspect most of those to be from facebook.

We have 3 days left before the first day of the novena. Can we make it to 1000 ‘pray-ers’? I think so. I think that if God wants us to make it, we will. The explosion of participation in this is a sign to me that God will multiply our efforts and at least 1000 novenas will be prayed.

“Pray like everything depends on God. Work like everything depends on you.” I forget which saint said that, but it is exactly what will be happening for the next few days.

Will you help me spread the word?

Christmas Novena

Madonna and ChildThis Christmas Novena starts on December 16th. Don’t forget to pray each day – *Click here to get novena reminders by Email! * – No spam, just prayers…

Prayers to be used during the Novena of Christmas, or at any other time.

Opening Prayer:
V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father…

Our Father…

Day 1

The Incarnation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who descended from
the bosom of the eternal Father into the womb of the
Virgin Mary, where, conceived by the Holy Ghost, you
took upon yourself, O Incarnate Word, the form of a
servant for our salvation. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

Day 2

The Visitation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who by means of your
Virgin Mother, visited St. Elizabeth, and filled your
servant, St. John the Baptist, with the Holy Spirit,
sanctifying  him from his mother’s womb.
Have mercy on us. Read More →

Pray More Novenas!

Christmas NovenaI have a really hard time remembering to pray all 9 days of novenas.  It has gotten so bad that when I was recently asked to pray a novena for the Immaculate Conception and I didn’t want to because I knew that I would forget! Hardly a good excuse…

It turns out that I’m not the only one with this problem. I asked around on facebook and with my Catholic friends and many of them have the same problem. So, I’ve created this service to deliver novena prayers via email to help myself and everyone else to pray more novenas.

Here’s how it works:

1.  Sign up in the sidebar or by clicking here.

2.  Pray the novena prayers with the Universal Church as they land in your email inbox on the right day!

3.  Tell me your favorite Saint or novena and it may just be the next novena coming to you by email.

We will start with the Christmas Novena on December 16th! Will you join me in praying and preparing for the coming of Christ?

Subscribe to the Novena here.

Right now I only have the Christmas Novena set up, but I plan to have novenas for all the major liturgical celebrations. AND I want to have your favorite novenas available so you can get reminders for those too!

What are your favorite novenas?

What’s Your Favorite Novena?

Hey Novena Pray-ers!
Ethiopia: Innocent Prayers of a Young Child

What are your favorite novenas? I thought that I would just roll with the liturgical calendar to start, but I’d like to provide novenas for your favorite Saints too!

Share your favorite Saint or novena in the comments below!