Laudetur Iesus Christus! In preparation for our celebration of our patronal feast on Sunday March 12, you are invited to join us in a special Rosary novena to St. Gregory the Great. He is a wonderful patron to our apostolate as he was a 6th century Benedictine abbot who is most noted for his reform of the Roman Liturgy (i.e. the Latin Mass and the chant, which bears his name).
Providentially, the novena begins on Friday March 3rd (the 4th anniversary of the institution of the St. Ann’s Sunday Latin Mass) and concludes Saturday March 11 – the Vigil of St. Gregory. This Sunday we’ll be passing out St. Gregory holy cards with the novena on the back.
The novena consists of praying 1 Rosary daily for 9 days (March 3 – March 11), and at the end of each daily Rosary, offering this attached prayer to St. Gregory. As we prayed last year, we again ask you to also consider including the following intentions:
- Full sacramental/parish life in the Extraordinary Form for Charlotte (includes daily Masses & confessions, Confirmation, Triduum, Divine office, traditional catechesis, devotions, etc.)
- Our Latin Mass Priests and Bishop Jugis.
- That Our Lord may send more Latin Mass priests and traditional vocations to Charlotte.
Might you consider joining us to pray for our spiritual needs? Children are especially encouraged to join as the prayers of children are most efficacious to God (Matthew 18:3-4).
St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!
Rosary Novena Prayer to St. Gregory the Great
- Pray a Rosary each day beginning March 3 and ending
March 11 (Feast is March 12).
- At the end of each Rosary, add this prayer:
St. Gregory, you are known for your zeal for the Catholic
faith, love of liturgy, and compassion and mercy toward
those in need. Please help and guide us so that we may share
in these virtues and thereby bring Jesus into the hearts of
our families and all we encounter. We especially ask for
blessings on our parish family, our priests and our deacons.
I also ask that you graciously intercede for me before God so
that I might be granted the special assistance and graces that
I seek (full sacramental and parochial life in the
Extraordinary Form for the Charlotte faithful and that Our
Lord will send more Latin Mass priests to our diocese).
Help me to live as a faithful child of God and to attain the
eternal happiness of heaven.
St. Gregory the Great pray for us. Amen