Mid August Update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! On this the Vigil of the Assumption we have 2 novenas, and 1 announcement to share with you:

  1. 54-Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation begins tomorrow (Monday):  As Father mentioned at Mass today, St. Ann’s will join Catholics throughout our diocese and country in praying a 54 day Rosary Novena to save our country and return it to holiness (begins Aug 15, ends Oct 7). Please join us – you can learn more here: https://www.novenaforournation.com/
  1. 9-day Novena to Immaculate Heart of Mary (begins tonight or tomorrow): Please see below the novena for the Salisbury Latin Mass Community, who have been without a regular Sunday Latin Mass for almost a year. The novena ends on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart (Aug 22).
  1. Assumption Masses: Solemn High Mass at 7pm at St. Ann’s, and 7pm High Mass at St. Michael’s in Gastonia.


Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Glorious Virgin Mary, I long to love your Son, Jesus, the way he deserves to be loved—with the love of your Immaculate Heart. Unite me to your Immaculate Heart so that I will be open to receive your Son with the same dispositions by which you received him. Your Immaculate Heart is supremely gentle, steadfast, watchful—completely given over to the will of God. Lead me out of the darkness of ignorance, free me from all selfishness and willful self-assertion, and train me in conformity with your Immaculate Heart.

Let me always trust your Immaculate Heart as a true source of grace and mercy. In sharing in the Passion of your Son, your Immaculate Heart was pierced. May your immaculate love embrace me in moments of suffering. I beg to make reparation for all offenses against your Immaculate Heart as I offer you my intentions: the re-establishment of a regular Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Sacred Heart in Salisbury.  Amen.