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Our Lady of Lourdes
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NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF LOURDES
February 3 – February 11, 2017
 
Opening Hymn: Immaculate Mary (2 verses)
 
The Opening Prayer
Leader:
Happy are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise.
R. Happy are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise.
Leader:
From you rose the sun of justice, Christ the Lord.
R. Happy are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise.
 
The Novena Prayer
All read:
Most Holy Mother Mary, 
at Lourdes you asked us to do penance
and to pray for the conversion of sinners.
Obtain for each of us the grace of true repentance.
Help those for whom we pray, and especially those who most need God's mercy.
Your Divine Son so loves every soul that He gave His life
to pay the price for our redemption.
Help us to return His love by making the sacrifices needed to keep his commandments.
Most Holy Mother,
you offered your Divine Son to the Eternal Father when you presented Him in the temple;
offer us to the Father as your other children; watch over us and guide us.
Blessed Mother, obtain for me the grace I most need, and especially these favors that I ask in this Novena, if they be in keeping with God's will.
Amen.
 
The Petition
Leader:
We pray for the prosperity of our parish and school, and that we may live the virtues in our daily lives, shedding our light and love on those around us.
R. Amen.
 
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
All read:
In thanks, we promise to follow in your virtues,
that we may one day share your glory.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven.
Pray for us;
obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will.
Amen.
 
The Rosary Prayer
One decade of beads is prayed
(1 Our Father..., 10 Hail Mary..., 1 Glory be...)
Our Father (1)
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.
Hail Mary (10) Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be (1)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 
The Invocation of the Saints
Leader: Our Lady of Lourdes, R. Pray for us.
Leader: Saint Bernadette, R. Pray for us.
The Dismissal
Leader: May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
R. Amen.
Closing Hymn: Immaculate Mary (2 verses)