Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today Fr. Reid and St. Ann parish are starting a novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary beginning today November 30 – December 8. The novena will conclude on the feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) with a consecration of St. Ann to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the 6pm Latin Mass on December 8.
We want to encourage everyone to participate in this novena beginning today. We also ask to please include our Latin Mass community in your novena intentions.
Here is the message from Fr. Reid sent out today along with the prayers:
I invite all of you to join me in a special novena to Our Lady, beginning today, November 30, and continuing until December 8. As we’ve done for many years, I am going to consecrate our parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the 6 p.m. Mass on December 8. In preparation for this, I ask you to consider fasting from something you enjoy (as you would during Lent) and praying the following Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary each day from November 30 – December 8:
O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially that our parish may be consecrated to your Immaculate Heart. We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen.
We have attached novena as well in case one wishes to print it out.
Lastly, as a reminder this Sunday is 1st Sunday and the Salisbury Latin Mass Community will be having its 1st Sunday Latin Mass December 4 at 4pm. Fr. Noah Carter will offer the Mass (no confessions however). Immediately after Mass there will be a potluck in Brincefield Hall, please bring something to share. For questions visit: www.salisburylmc.org