The Cincinnati Oratory

The Cincinnati Oratory

Holy Father’s Intentions for December

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Universal: That all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving.

Evangelization: That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.

Daily Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

A Christmas Novena

St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,  [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

Recited 15 times per day from November 30 until Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving

 


On behalf of the Community-in-Formation, we wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Holy Father’s Intentions for November

pope francis praying rosaryUniversal: That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.

Evangelization: That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.

Daily Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

All Souls Day Novena of Masses

 

exsiquiis1Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the Second Book of Maccabees, we are told: “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.” Taking her inspiration from this Old Testament text, the Church has always held it to be important for us to pray for the faithful departed. At each Mass, and especially on November 2, the Church gathers to offer prayers for all of our family members and friends who “have gone before us with the sign of faith,” as we are told in the Mass.

It is truly an act of charity on our part to pray for the holy souls in Purgatory, because if we do not, who will pray for them? I encourage everyone to pray daily for the souls of their beloved. In addition to this, I also encourage everyone to pray for those souls that have no one else to pray for them. On that blessed day when we hopefully enter the Kingdom of Heaven, together with our family and friends, these faithful souls will be at the gates of Heaven to give us welcome.

The Mass is the highest form of prayer we can offer while on this side of Heaven. To assist all our faithful departed, the Community-in-Formation will have a Novena of Masses from November 2-11. Each day, one of the Fathers will say Mass for those we have been given the names of. We will also distribute these names to all of the Community members for remembrance in our daily prayers during this time. Please complete the following form with the names of those you would like us to remember in these Masses. These need to be returned by October 31. While not necessary, the Community will accept whatever donation you feel appropriate. Make checks payable to the ‘Society of St. Philip Neri.’ Click this form for more information. The First Friday Mass on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. will be a sung Requiem Mass with prayers for the dead; all are welcome to attend. May God bless you, and may His perpetual light shine upon the souls of all the faithful departed.

In Christ,

Signature

 

 

 

All Souls Day Form