St. Vincent Pallotti Novena – January 14-22

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St. Vincent Pallotti

Pope Francis touches the spirit of all Pallottines as he focuses on many truths of our faith which St Vincent Pallotti cherished. As you pray the Novena prayer each day we invite you to reflect on a text from the writings of Pope Francis.

January 14th:

“A renewal of preaching can offer believers, as well as the lukewarm and the non-practising, new joy in the faith and fruitfulness in the work of evangelization. The heart of its message will always be the same: the God who revealed his immense love in the crucified and risen Christ. God constantly renews his faithful ones, whatever their age: “They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint” (Is 40:31). Christ is the “eternal Gospel” (Rev 14:6); he “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb 13:8), yet his riches and beauty are inexhaustible. He is for ever young and a constant source of newness. The Church never fails to be amazed at “the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God” (Rom11:33). Saint John of the Cross says that “the thicket of God’s wisdom and knowledge is so deep and so broad that the soul, however much it has come to know of it, can always penetrate deeper within it”. Or as Saint Irenaeus writes: “By his coming, Christ brought with him all newness”.
With this newness he is always able to renew our lives and our communities, and even if the Christian message has known periods of darkness and ecclesial weakness, it will never grow old. Jesus can also break through the dull categories with which we would enclose him and he constantly amazes us by his divine creativity. Whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today’s world. Every form of authentic evangelization is always “new”.” (from paragraph 11 of Evangelii gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)

Novena Prayer

St. Vincent Pallotti, you were formed and called by God, the Infinite Love.

You answered God’s call to serve.

You were there:

for those seeking forgiveness and counsel,

for the sick,

for the youth and the aging,

for the rich and the poor,

for the people of every profession and walk of life.

Every person is important to you.

You inspire us to seek God in all things, Reminding us of our call to be apostles In the Church and in the world.

Now we call upon you to intercede for us.

Help us to pray. Help us to pray only for what we truly need;

Help us to grow in holiness, to live for the honour of God and for the salvation of our neighbour. You received many graces from God and we ask you to bless us now by presenting our petitions to God (Pause to mention your intentions)

With you we give thanks to God as if He had already granted us what we have asked in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us

Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us


Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…

Anniversary May 19

Monsignor James Ryan 1851-1939 He will wipe every tear from their eyes.There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain Revelation 21:4

ANNIVERSARIES MAY 11TH

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7Rev. Thomas Maher 1883-1941

Brother James McCartan 1901-1992

As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth.’  (John 17)

ANNIVERSARIES MAY 9TH

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6Rev. Kevin Clarke 1921-1991

Rev. John Davis 1882-1914

Rev. Anthony Canning 1902-1986

I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. (John 16)

Anniversary May 8th

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Brother Stephen Daffi 1931-1991

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you (Ephesians 1)

Anniversary May 7th

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Rev. Stephen Keogh 1924-2005

The Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father. (John 16)