Sunday, October 26, 2008

9 Days left - Join in the Novenas and Holy Hours for the Election

I have posted on these before, but I want to bring them back to the forefront with only 9 days left until the election.

There are several Novena's circulating. These are prayers made typically on 9 successive days, but there have been other Novenas such as a 9 week Rosary Novena and the 54 day Rosary Novena. I highly recommend one of the Novena's involving the Holy Rosary, as well as the Novena our bishops have asked us to pray.

Fr. John Corapi, SOLT, has promoted a Novena in the form of a Rosary to Our Lady of Victory.

On his home page (taken 10-26-2008), Father says:

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.

Click here to download a PDF copy of Father's entire article (1 page) to email, link and distribute freely.

I understand that EWTN is running a Rosary Novena, I believe at 9:00am daily.

Rosary Novenas are among the most powerful.

USCCB's Election Novena

Our bishops through the USCCB have asked us to say a 9 day Novena prayer before the election. Clicking this link for the Faithful Citizenship Novena will take you to a PDF file which has a 9 day prayer. More resources from USCCB


Coming up this Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 29-30), there will be Adoration at Sts Cyril & Methodius in Sterling Heights, MI around the clock.

On the eve of the Election, Monday, November 3, Assumption Grotto in Detroit will have an all night Election Eve Adoration Vigil in the parish Church. Security will be provided (park bewteen the school and Church to make it easy for our guards). We will also have coffee, tea and snacks for those who are planning on staying long hours during the night. I believe Fr. Perrone will have the heat on, but it is a good idea to dress in several layers.

If you cannot come during the night for the Adoration vigil, perhaps you can help us to pack the parish Church for the 7:00pm Mass on Nov 3 after which, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin until 6:30am Mass the next morning.

If there are other locations in the US, please feel free to list them in this combox. Let others know where they can pick up a place to join in prayer for the Election, especially on November 3 and 4th.


Offer up your work and sacrifices as prayer. If you want to make it to a Holy Hour and can't, perhaps you can spend an hour in silence at home.

As an aside, EWTN has a great resource page for voting, in addition to others I have shown in my sidebar. Fr. Frank Pavone's voting guide has been getting many outclicks. I think you will like this voting reference page at EWTN, as well. It's loaded with text and podcasts/mp3s.

Of course, we can't plug this enough. Please go to Catholic Vote for various ways to share this video through email, blogs and sites.

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