The Knights of Columbus are promoting a National Novena in prayerful preparation for the election. The following is from the national website of the Knights of Columbus.
The prayer will be in the form of a novena — nine consecutive days of prayer — and will run from Oct. 30 to the eve of the election on Nov. 7.
The prayer is addressed to the Holy Trinity through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
Individuals, families, councils and parishes are all invited to participate.
“The Church teaches that Catholics are called to form their consciences based on Church teaching and vote in accordance with that well-formed conscience,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. He added: “Pope Francis has said in reference to the U.S. election that we should ‘study the proposals well, pray and choose with your conscience,’ and this novena is designed to help Catholic Americans do that.”
The text of the novena reads:
Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother, in union with Mary we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most Holy Trinity, we put the United States of America into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land and for the freedom which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president and on all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners – on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.
The Novena is available in the back of Church, and HEREvia download.
Every year we partake in the Public Square Rosary, sponsored by the “American Needs Fatima” organization. Essentially we get together and pray the Rosary for our nation.
This year is no exception. Please join us in front of St. with the Joseph Hall at Noon; we will have a shaded canopy with chairs, and light refreshments following. Public restrooms are, of course, available. Chairs are provided, or bring your own if you prefer to sit under the old oak tree.
At 11:30 we will have a procession Knight of Columbus carrying the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and process around the block, reaching St. Joseph Hall. the Rosary will start at Noon, after the Angelus.
Please join us for this time of prayer, witness and penance. We hope to see you there.
Tuesday October 11, 2016 – 7:05 PM – St. Joseph Hall.
See you there!
Also: Sign up for World Youth Day NOLA is due by October 10th.
March for Life in Washington DC must be signed up during October. More info will be available at the meeting Tuesday Night!
Join St. Tammany Right to Life and hundreds of Pro-Life citizens on Gause Boulevard in this peaceful and prayerful protest against abortion!
Stand anywhere along Gause Boulevard, Signs will be handed out at 1:45pm
An Open House at the Slidell Crisis Pregnancy Center will follow at 3pm. The Center is located at 550 Gause Boulevard, Suite # 2.
The parish mission will begin on Monday, November 30, and conclude on December 2, Thursday. We will begin with Mass at 6 pm, then conference at 6:30, questions and answers at 7:15 and conclude at 8 pm.
Each evening confessions will be available when we finish. We will meet at Saint Jane de Chantal Church for the 4 day mission.
The topics are: Monday: The Blessed Mother as listener; Tuesday: Overview of the 7 Sacraments; Wednesday: The Sacrament of Reconciliation; Thursday: The Eucharist.
Father James G. Ward has been a Vincentian priest for 37 years. He has taught in seminaries and universities and has been involved in parish ministry, the missions, outreach to the Hispanics, promoting devotion to the Blessed Mother and preaching parish missions.
This November, help keep ‘em covered!
ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers
Nov. 8th & 9th in St. Jane Parish.
This November, help keep ‘em covered!
You can help keep ‘em covered by bringing diapers & wipes in various sizes (especially larger sizes 4-6!) to any Mass at St. Jane or St. Michael the weekend of November 8 & 9.
- Respect Life Diaper Drive is this weekend. Please place your donations in the baskets at the entrances of the Church. Donations or monetary gifts would greatly be appreciated.
- There is a 10th Grade Parent/Student meeting in St. Jane Hall, Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30pm.
- On Thursday, November 13th at 6:30pm there is a Parent/Student meeting for 2nd Grade PSR in St. Jane Hall.
- Thursday, November 13…Chick-fi-la Spirit Night –(Hwy 21 by Target 5-8pm . Support CYO members going to the March for Life. Flyers are at the entrances of Church.
- The Endow “Girl Genius” meeting will be in the Barre’ Cavalier Room on Sunday, November 16th from 3:30 to 5:30pm.