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Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Immaculate Mary

(Stand)

Immaculate Mary,
Your praises we sing.
Who reign now with Christ,
Our Redeemer and King.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

In heaven the Blessed
your glory proclaim.
On earth we, your children,
Invoke your fair name.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

 

Priest: Most holy and Immaculate Virgin and our Mother Mary, you are our Perpetual Help, our refuge and our Hope.

All: We come to you today. We thank God for all the graces you have obtained for us. Mother of Perpetual Help, we love you. To show our love we promise to serve you always and to do all in our power to lead others to you.

Priest: Mother of Perpetual Help, powerful with God, obtain for us these graces.

All: The strength to triumph over temptation, a perfect love for Jesus Christ, and a holy death, so that we will live with you and your son for all eternity.

Priest: Mother of Perpetual Help.

All:    Pray for us.

 

Prayer before the Gospel
 

Priest:  Let us pray.

All: O Mother of Perpetual Help, you continually sought the plan of God in His word. You were filled with Joy to see this plan fulfilled in your Son. As we listen to God’s word obtain for us the light to understand, the courage to commit ourselves to Christ and the grace to carry on His mission.

 

Reading from the Bible

Homily (Sit)

 

Prayer of the Assembly

(Kneel)
 

Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, at a word from Mary your Mother you changed water into wine at Cana of Galilee. Listen now to the people of God gathered here to honor Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Grant our petitions and accept our sincere thanks.

All: O Mother of Perpetual Help, we call upon your most powerful name. You are the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. Your name will always be on our lips, especially in time of temptation, and at the hour of our death. Your name is confidence and power.

Blessed Lady, help us whenever we call on you. We will not be satisfied with merely pronouncing your name. Our daily lives will proclaim that you are truly Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

 

Prayer in Temporal Wants
 

All: O Mother of Perpetual Help, with the greatest confidence we kneel before you. We implore your help in the problems of our daily life.

 Trials and sorrows often depress us; reverses of fortune and painful privations bring misery into our lives; everywhere we meet the cross.

Have pity on us, take care of our needs, free us from our sufferings, or if it be the will of God that we should suffer still longer grant that we may endure all with love and patience. These graces we ask, trusting not in our merits, but in your love and power, O Mother of Perpetual Help.

 

Litany of  the Assembly Petitions
 

Priest:   Let us pray. Grant wisdom and prudence to ourHoly Father, Pope N., our Bishop N. and all the leaders of our nation, state and community. 

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Grant that all men and women may live as brothers and sisters in social peace and religious unity. 

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Grant that the Holy Spirit guide the sons and daugthers of our parish in choosing their way of life.  

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Grant that the people of our parish retain their health and that the sick, (especially...) regain their health according to your holy will.   

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Grant eternal rest to all the deceased members of our parish, (especially...) and to the souls of all the faithful departed.   

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Grant guidance and aid in all the special intentions of this parish, (especially...) and all the needs of those present.   

All: Hear us, Lord through Mary our Mother. 

 

Priest:   Let us silently present our personal petitions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. 
(Pause)

 

Thanksgiving


Priest:  Accept, O Lord, our thanks for the new life of grace You gave us.  

All: We thank you, Lord, through Mary Our Mother.

 

Priest:  Accept our thanks for all the graces received from the sacramental life of the Church.   

All: We thank you, Lord, through Mary Our Mother.

 

Priest:  Accept our thanks for teh spiritual and materal blessings, (especially...) given to our parish family.  

All: We thank you, Lord, through Mary Our Mother.

 

Priest:  Let us thank our Mother of Perpetual Help for the favors we have recieved. 

All: We thank you, Lord, through Mary Our Mother.
(Pause)

 

Prayer for the Sick
 

Priest: Let us pray.

All: O Lord, look upon your servants laboring under bodily weakness. Cherish and revive the souls which You have created so that, purified by our sufferings, We may soon find ourselves healed by Your mercy through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Priest:   May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you that He may defend you, within you that He may sustain you, before you that He may lead you, behind you that He may protect you, above you that He may Bless you. In the name of the Father + the Son + and + the Holy Spirit.

All:   Amen

 

The Faith of the Assembly
                    (Sprinkling with Holy Water)                     

 

All: O Mother of Perpetual Help, you are both rich and generous. You distribute all the gifts that God grants to us. You are the hope of sinners.

Come, then, dear Mother, for we turn to you. In your hands is salvation and we are in your hands. We are your children. Take care of us, dear mother, for if you do, there is nothing to fear. From Christ you obtain forgiveness of our sins; with Christ you are more powerful that all hells combined. With you at our side we look forward to meeting our Judge, your Son, and our Brother. Our only fear is that in time of temptation we may fail to call on you and become lost children: Obtain for us, then, the pardon of our sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace always to call upon you. O Mother of Perpetual Help.

 

Act of Consecration
(To be said the first week)
                            

All: Unite with the members of your Confraternity here and throughout the world we consecrate ourselves to your service. We promise to renew this dedication once a month and frequently to receive the Sacraments. We beg you to obtain for us the grace to imitate your great servant, St.Alphonsus, in his love for you and your Son.

 

Blessing of the Assembly

Priest: Through the prayer of our holy patron, St. Alphonsus, through the intercession of our Mother of Perpetual Help, through the merits of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, present in this Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar, may the blessing of Almighty God, the Father + the Son + and + the Holy Spirit descend upon you and remain with you forever.

All: Amen.

 

The Hail Mary

(Stand)


Priest:   Let us now unite with the Christians of all ages in praising Mary and in committing ourselves to her powerful protection:

All:   Hail Mary…

Priest:  Pray for us, O holy Mother of God

All: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Priest: Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, who gave us You Mother Mary, whose image we venerate, as a mother ready at every moment to help us, grant, we beg You, that we who call on her help may always enjoy the fruit of Your redemption. This we ask through You who live and reign forever.

All:  Amen.

 

O Mother of Perpetual Help


O Mother of Perpetual Help 
To thee we come imploring help. 
* Behold us here, from far and near, 
To ask of thee our help to be.  
(Repeat *)
 

Perpetual Help we beg of thee;
our soul from sin and sorrow free. 
* Direct our wandering feet aright,
and be thyself our own true light. 
(Repeat *)
 

O Saving Victim

(Kneel)

                  

O saving Victim, open wide
the gate of heaven to man below;
our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.
 

To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal God-head, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee. Amen.

Humbly Let Us Voice Our Homage

Humbly let us voice our homage
For so great a sacrament;
Let all former rites surrender
To the Lord's New Testament;
What the senses fail to fathom
,
Let us grasp through faith's consent! 

Glory, Honor, Adoration
Let us sing with one accord!
Praised be God, almighty Father;
Praised be Christ, his Son, our Lord;
Praised be God the Holy Spirit;
Triune God-head, be adored! Amen. 

 

Priest:  You have given them bread from heaven. (Alleluia)

All:  Containing in itself all delight. (Alleluia)

Priest:  Let us pray. O God, we possess a lasting memorial of Your Passion in this wondrous Sacrament. Grant that we may so venerate the mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always feel within ourselves the effects of Your redemption. You who live and reign forever.

 

All:   Amen.

 

The Divine Praises

 

Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ,true God and true Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.

Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His Angels  and in His Saints.

 

O Sacrament


O Sacrament most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving,
Be every moment Thine. 

 

Mother Dear, O Pray for Me

(Stand)


Mother dear, O pray for me!
Whilst far from heav'n and thee.
I wander in a fragile bark,
O'er life's tempestuous sea.

O Virgin Mother, from thy throne,
So bright in bliss above.
Protect thy child and cheer my path
With thy sweet smile of love.

Mother dear, O pray for me!
And never cease thy care,
'Till in heaven eternally,
Thy love and bliss I share.

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