Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today Wednesday March 3rd begins our annual novena to St. Gregory the Great, the patron saint of the CLMC (his feast day is March 12). To learn more about this great saint (whose name bears the Gregorian Chant he codified) please read Dom Prosper Gueranger’s write up on St. Gregory the Great:
Rosary Novena to St. Gregory Wednesday March 3 – Thursday March 11 (the day prior to the feast of St. Gregory)
The Rosary novena, which is attached, consists of praying 1 Rosary daily for 9 days (March 3 – March 11), and at the end of each Rosary, offering this attached prayer to St. Gregory for our intentions. As we prayed in prior years, 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.)
- Sanctity of our Latin Mass Priests and Bishop Jugis
- That Our Lord may send more Latin Mass priests and traditional vocations to Charlotte
We are indeed grateful for the Latin Masses offered in the diocese by the priests under our pious bishop, though we offer this novena as we still have a long path before the Latin Mass faithful have their daily spiritual needs fulfilled in both the sacramental and parochial life under the Extraordinary Form – particularly at one parish location (currently the faithful have to travel to various parishes for Latin Mass on different days). God willing, that will happen someday.
In the interim, would 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).
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
PDF link: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/rosary-novena-prayer-to-st-gregory.pdf