Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation – Sep 29 to Oct 7
The election is nearing and we need to turn to our Mother Mary for help. Our nation needs a lot of prayers right now, and as Catholics we need to come together and be a positive, prayerful force for our nation and our future.
Catholics have always turned instinctively for help to the Mother of God in times of need. And so, in 2012 we turn to Our Lady for help. Many of the values that shaped our Country from the beginning seem to be at risk. Pope Benedict XVI and the American Bishops have noted the erosion of religious freedom in the United States, the first value guaranteed by the Constitution.
This Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation will remind us of some of the central truths of the faith, in particular, the Incarnation, passion, death, resurrection of the Lord and Mary’s unique role in our salvation. It will be, in a way, a catechism lesson that challenges us to a deeper conversion to Christ and a more generous life of charity.
The proximity of the Novena to the 2012 Presidential Election will also offer an opportunity to pray for all of our government officials and seek Divine Assistance in the elections.
- Attend Mass and receive Holy Communion each day of the Novena.
- Receive the Sacrament of Penance.
- Read the Scripture and Pray the Rosary each day.
- Make a donation or do something practical to help the poor.
- Encourage as many people as possible to make the Novena.
Mother Mary, Pray for us!