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Join us in the christmas novena!

As we celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the First Christmas Crèche created by Saint Francis of Assisi this month and our 135th Anniversary as a Parish this year, please join us in praying this Christmas Novena.  This Christmas Novena starts on December 16th and concludes on December 24.  You can join us in praying at daily Mass or at home with your family.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Everyday of the Novena

O Lord, Word of God, You, whose glory is complete, came to us in perfect humility as a child in the womb. Your love for us and Your humility is unsurpassed and brings us to our knees in prayer and worship.  Your incarnation forever changed the world.

December 16

O Lord, infant Jesus, fill us with Joy! The birth of any child is a cause for joy and so much more is the birth of You, our Savior. We pray in union with Mary, Your mother, and Saint Joseph, for a greater joy this Christmas.

December 17 

O Lord, infant Jesus, grant us great humility! You gave us the model of perfect humility in your incarnation, life and death. We pray for a greater Humility this Christmas. 

December 18

O Lord, infant Jesus, give us the gift of Faith! You, Lord, deserve our complete faith. We pray for deeper and more perfect faith in you this Christmas.  

December 19

O Lord, infant Jesus, bring us the Hope that saves! Your birth to the Virgin Mary brought a Hope to the world that continues to sustain us. We pray for a saving Hope this Christmas. 

December 20

O Lord, infant Jesus, inspire in us Your selfless love! You humbled yourself to become like us in all things but sin, and even humbled yourself to die on a cross. We pray that you will help us to love as You love this Christmas.  

December 21

O Lord, infant Jesus, give us Your peace! You are the Prince of Peace and the ultimate fulfillment of your incarnation brings us to you in heaven where peace will come to perfection. We pray for peace this Christmas.  

December 22

O Lord, infant Jesus, move us to forgive others as you forgive us! Your Divine Mercy is unending! We pray for Your Divine Mercy on us and that we may participate in Your mercy by forgiving others this Christmas.  

December 23

O Lord, infant Jesus, inspire us to be repulsed by sin! You, Lord, are holy but we are not. We pray that you will make us holy and keep us from temptation this Christmas.

December 24

O Lord, infant Jesus, bring us to live eternal with You! Jesus, your nativity was not without purpose. Your purpose was to bring us to You. We pray that you will bring us one day closer to Life Eternal with you this Christmas.  

Everyday of the Novena

Please bless our parish as we celebrate our 135th Anniversary!  

Please bring more people to Holy Communion during our National Eucharistic Revival. Please increase your love and your peace in our hearts and our homes.

May Your Holy Will be done in our lives and with these intentions.  We pray that the work of salvation that Your first coming began will reach fulfillment in each of us.

O blessed Saint of God, Saint Francis of Assisi, from your throne among the hosts of heaven present our petitions before our faithful Lord. May your prayers on our behalf be heard and may God grant us the grace to lead good and faithful lives. Amen.

Pray 1: Our Father…   1: Hail Mary…  1: Glory Be… 

Make me a channel of your peace.  Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.  Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, and where there’s doubt true faith in you.  Make me a channel of your peace.  Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.  Where there is darkness, only light, and where there’s sadness, ever joy.  O Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled, as to console,  To be understood, as to understand, to be loved, as to love, with all my soul.  Make me a channel of your peace.  It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, In giving of ourselves that we receive, and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.  Amen.

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