Prayers


Weekly Prayers/Novena

Day to Recite

The Holy Rosary Everyday
St. Joseph Novena Monday
St Anthony Novena Tuesday
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Novena Wednesday
Infant Jesus Novena Thursday
St Jude Novena Thursday
Act of Consecration to Divine Mercy Friday
Our Lady of Velankanni Saturday

The Holy Rosary

The Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Joyful Mysteries – Recite on Saturdays & Mondays

1. Annunciation

2. Visitation

3. Nativity

4. Presentation at the Temple

5. Finding in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries – Recite on Tuesdays & Fridays

1. Agony of Jesus in the Garden

2. Scourging of Jesus at Pillar

3. Crowning with Thorns

4. Carrying the Cross

5. Crucifixion

Glorious Mysteries – Recite on Wednesdays & Sundays

1. Resurrection of Jesus

2. Ascension of Jesus

3. Descent of Holy Spirit

4. Assumption of the Virgin Mary

5. Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Light Mysteries – Recite on Thursdays

1. Baptism of Jesus

2. Wedding of Cana

3. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God

4. The Transfiguration

5. The institution of the Eucharist

The Apostles’ Creed: Mother Mary Rosary
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin

Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He arose again; He ascended into heaven,and sitteth

at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the

communion of saints, the forgivness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen

The Our Father: 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.

The Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among 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 to the Father: 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 Fatima Prayer: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy”.
(Our Lady at Fatima, 13th July 1917)

The Hail, Holy Queen: Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up

our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the

blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Additional prayers

Let Us Pray
“O God whose only begotten Son has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy

Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.”

Fatima prayer #2
“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.”
(The Angel to three children of Fatima, spring 1916)

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,
Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Mother of mercy,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee,
O Lord God,
that we, your servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
may be delivered from present sorrow,
and obtain eternal joy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Memorare of St. Bernard
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left

unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word

Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

For the intentions of the Holy Father, one may recite at the end of the Rosary one “Our Father”, one “Hail Mary”, and one “Glory Be”.

Amen


St.Joseph Novena (Recite Every Monday)

St Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ,SaintJoseph
Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore

(state your petition).

O Guardian of the Word Incarnate, we have confidence that thy prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.

(Then say the following seven times in honor of the seven sorrows and joys of St. Joseph.)

V. O Glorious St. Joseph! Through thy love for Jesus Christ and for the glory of His Name,
R. Hear our prayers and obtain our petitions.

V. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
R. Assist us!

Amen

St.Anthony Novena (Recite Every Tuesday)

St Anthony Novena

O white lily of purity, sublime example of poverty, true mirror of humility, St Anthony Novena
resplendent star of sanctity, O glorious St. Anthony, who didst enjoy the sweet privilege of receiving into thy arms the infant Jesus, I beseech thee to take me under

thy powerful protection. Thou, in whom the power of working miracles shines forth among, the other gifts of God, have pity upon me and come to my aid in this my great

need. (Make your petition) Cleanse my heart from every disorderly affection, obtain for me a true contrition for my sins, and a great love of God and of my neighbour

that, serving God faithfully in this life, I may come to praise, enjoy, and bless Him eternally with thee in Paradise. Amen.

V. Pray for us, St. Anthony.
R. That we may made worthy of promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY Most merciful Jesus, who hast glorified in an admirable manner Thy holy confessor, St. Anthony , by continued miracles, give us Thy grace to feel assured

that we shall obtain through his intercession and merits what we ask in confidence. Who livest and reignest with God the Father and the Holy Spirit
for ever and ever,
Amen.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Novena (Recite Every Wednesday)

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1. COME HOLY GHOST (Kneel)Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour Novena OLPS
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our Souls take up thy rest,
Come with thy grace and heavenly aid,
To fill the hearts which thou hast made.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created:
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

LET US PRAY O God, who didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people by sending them the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by the same spirit, to have a right

judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort, through Christ Our Lord, Amen

2. AN ACT OF CONTRITION (‘Here,O God is my sacrifice, a broken spirit, a heart that is humbled and contrite, thou, O God, will never disdain; ps. 50. 19)
My God, I believe in thee, I hope in thee, I love thee above all things with all my soul, with all my heart and with all my strength: I love thee because Thou are

infinitely good and worthy of being loved: and because I love thee, I repent with all my heart of having offended thee: have mercy on me a sinner Amen.

3. FOR THE INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER (To gain the indulgences attached to this Novena in this Church. )
OUR FATHER 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.

THE HAIL MARY 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.

THE GLORY BE TO THE FATHER 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.

4. INVOCATIONS TO OUR LADY We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God despise not our petitions in our necessities but ever deliver us from all dangers O glorious

and blessed Virgin.
Priest: O Mother of Perpetual Succour thou whose very name inspires confidence
People: Help me, O loving Mother.
Pr. That I may love and serve God with all my heart
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother.
Pr. That I may never neglect prayer
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. In temptations against the holy virtue of purity
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may quickly rise again should I have the misfortune to fall into sin
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may labour zealously to get rid of my sinful habits
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may courageously resist the seductions of the world, evil companions, bad books and films.
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may often and devoutly receive the Sacraments and fulfill my Christian duties and the duties of my state.
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may be patient and resigned in all trials and troubles of life
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. In sickness and pain, in poverty and distress
Pe. Help me, O loving mother
Pr. That I may not delay my conversion from day to day
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may ever love and serve thee and invoke thy assistance
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may be able to lead others to love, serve and pray to thee
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. When death is near and I am about to pass into eternity
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. To my last hour, to my last breath do thou watch over me
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother.
Pr. Pray for us O Mother of Perpetual Succour
Pe. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY O Almighty and merciful God who in order to assist the human race hast willed the Blessed Virgin Mary to become the Mother of Thy only begotten Son grant

we beseech thee that by her intercession we may avoid the contagion of sin and serve Thee with a pure heart Through the same Christ Our Lord . Amen

5. SUMMARY OF PETITIONS & THANKSGIVINGS

6. NOVENA PRAYERS O Mother of Perpetual Succour behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet. I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee O Mother of Mercy, have pity

upon me, I here thee called by all the refuge and my hope of sinners: be then my refuge and my hope, Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ: stretch forth thy hand to

me, a poor sinner who recommend and dedicate myself to thee as thy perpetual servant. I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee,

the pledge, as I believe of my eternal salvation Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen because I had not recourse to thee I Know that with thy help I

shall conquer. I know that thou wilt help me if I recommend myself to thee, but I fear lest in the occasion of falling I should cease to call upon thee and so should

lose my soul. This then is the grace I seek from Thee, and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can , to obtain it for me, namely, in the assaults of hell, always

to have recourse to thee and to say to thee: O Mary, help me. Mother of Perpetual Succour, suffer me not to lose my God. Amen.
Pr. Mother of Perpetual Succour
Pe. Pray for thy Children. Hail Mary… (repeat three times)
Holy Mary, succour the miserable, Help the faint hearted, cheer those that weep, pray for the people, be the advocate of the cleargy, intercede for all devout women,

let all feel thine aid, who implore thy perpetual succour.
Pr : Thou, has been made for us O lady, a Refuge.
Pe: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY O Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, whose wondrous image we venerate, to be our Mother ever ready to succour us, grant, we beseech

Thee, that we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, may deserveto enjoy perpetually the fruit of Thy redemption. Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

7. HYMN- MOTHER DEAR OH PRAY FOR ME
Mother dear, Oh, pray for me
Whilst far from Heaven and thee,
I wander in 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.
Chorus:
Mother dear, Oh pray for me
And never cease thy care:
Till in Heaven eternally,
Thy love and bliss I share.

8. ANNOUNCEMENT AND SERMONETTE SILENT PRAYER

9. THE MEMORARE Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession,

was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence. I fly to thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of

the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

10. EXPOSITION AND PRAYER BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Merciful Lord whose mercies are without number and whose goodness is without end You abide with your people in wondrous manner and are with us all days even to the end

of time. By your kindly presence direct our minds, with your guiding love watch over our paths, with your powerful help deliver us from every tribulation from all

danger and sin that we may on earth always live with You and in You and in Your eternal dwelling enjoy Your presence for ever Amen.

11. BLESSING OF THE SICK
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord,
R. Who made heaven and earth.
V. Lord, hear my prayer
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

LET US PRAY Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God that these Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body: and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary,

ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness Through Christ our Lord Amen.
(Extending his right hand towards the sick) May the Lord Jesus Christ be amongst you, to defend you: within you: to preserve you: before you, to guide you: after you

to guard you: above you to bless you: who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. Through the intercession of our Mother of

Perpetual Succour may the blessing of Almighty God, + Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, descend upon you and remain with you forever . Amen.

12. MARY FROM THY SACRED IMAGE (HYMN)
Mary from thy sacred image,
With those eyes so sadly sweet,
Mother of Perpetual Succour,
See us kneeling at thy feet.
In thy arms thy Child thou bearest
Source of all thy joy and woe:
What thy bliss, how deep thy sorrows,
Mother, thou alone canst know.

13. BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Let us bow in adoration,
To this Sacrament so great
Here is new and perfect worship,
All the old must terminate,
Sense cannot grasp this marvel,
Faith must serve to compensate.
Glory, Honour, 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 : Let us Pray : O God in this wonderful Sacrament you have left us the memorial of your passion. grant that we may so reverence the Sacred Mysteries of your

Body and Blood, that the taste of the fruit of your redemption may ever be within us, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
People : 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.

14. MOTHER DEAREST, MOTHER FAIREST
Mother dearest, Mother fairest,
Help of all who call on Thee,
Virgin purest, brightest, rarest
Help us, help we cry to thee

Chorus
Mary, help us, help we pray
Mary, help us, help we pray
Help us in all care and sorrow,
Mary, help us, help we pray

Mary, help in pain and sorrow
Soothe those rack’d on bed of pain
May the golden light of morrow
Bring them hearlth and joy again.

Chorus

Help our priests, our sisters lowly,
Help our Pope, long may he reign,
Pray that we who sing their praises
May in heav’n all meet again.

Chorus

Mary, help the absent loved ones;
How we miss their presence here,
May the hand of Thy protection,
Guard and guide them far and near.

Infant Jesus Novena (Recite Every Thursday)

Infant Jesus Novena

“To be with the children of men is my happiness” says the Lord.Infant Jesus Novena

Jesus lived among the people as a friend and helped them in their needs. He healed everyone who had faith in him and came to be known as a spiritual physician. Here

represented as a Child, He stretches out His helping hand, to all of us in all our needs and cares. “The more you honour me, the more will I bless you”, says the

Infant Jesus.

(Petitions)

LET US PRAY

O Holy Infant Jesus, through your life on earth, you revealed to us many marvels your hidden power. So now bless us abundantly with your uplifted hand and graciously

deign to hear the petitions of those who call upon you in faith and trust. Amen.

OUR FATHER..And the word became flesh, And dwelt among us. (3)
HAIL MARY..And the word became flesh, And dwelt among us (12)
GLORY BE…..O Infant Jesus, bless us and hear our prayers (3)

PRAYER O Miraculous Infant Jesus, look upon us, as we, turn to you, imploring your assistance in our needs and anxieties. Let your compassionate heart be moved to pity

by our supplications and grant us the favour which we ardently implore you. Free us from all affliction and despair, all trials and misfortunes and give us your

support and consolation so that we may praise you with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn, Scripture Reading, Reflections. THANKS FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED

O Most generous Infant Jesus, we on our knees before your Sacred Image, have come to express our deep thankfulness to you for all the favours we have received at your

hands. We believe, Jesus, that together with the father and the Holy Spirit you are Creator and Saviour. Henceforth, we place all our trust in you. Through this

miraculous statue, may your devotion be spread throughout the world and may all Christians pay homage to your Childhood and gain thereby untold divine blessings and

favours. All praise and honour be to the Infant Jesus. Amen.

BLESSING

May the Lord Jesus be with you to defend you; may He be with you to sustain you; may He go before you to show you the way; may He follow you to guard you; from above

may He bless you with Father and the Holy Sprit who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Jude Novena (Recite Every Thursday)

St Jude Novena

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, St. Jude Novena faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honors and invokes you universally,
as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of,
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help
where help is almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need
that I may receive the consolation
and help of heaven in all my necessities,
tribulations, and sufferings, particularly –
(Make your request here)
– and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever.
I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful
of this great favor granted me by God and
to always honor you as my special and powerful patron,
and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
Amen

Act of Consecration to the Divine Mercy (Recite Every Friday)

Divine_Mercy

Most merciful Jesus. Thy goodness is infinite and the treasure ofAct of Consecration to Divine Mercy Thy Grace inexhaustible.I have infinite Trust in Thy Mercy, which
is above all Thy works.
I surrender myself to Thee entirely and without reserve
that I may thus live and strive for Christian Perfection.
I desire to spread Thy Mercy through the performance of both spiritual and corporal works of Mercy,
particularly in converting sinners, in consoling and aiding the needy,
the afflicted and the sick.
Guard me, then as Thy possession and Thy glory,
for while I have everything to fear from my human weakness,
at the same time I have everything to hope for from Thy Mercy. , May all men come to know the fathomless depths of Thy Mercy,
to confide in it and to glorify it forever.
Amen.

Jesus, I trust in Thee!

Our Lady of Velankanni Novena (Recite Every Saturday)

Our Lady of Velankanni Novena

Oh Most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity OurLadyofVelankanniNovenafrom all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me, your

humble and devoted servant, to remind you of the joy received in the instant of the Most Sacred Incarnation of our Divine Lord and during the nine months you carried

Him in your chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy, by the fervour of my Prayers.
Oh! Tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my present necessities that special protection You have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable

joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of your Divine Son, trusting in the promise which He has made that those who ask should receive, and penetrated with confidence in

your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you intercede for me. I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy Will

of God to grant them; to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.

(Here specify your requests) I desire by this novena, which I now offer in your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your intercession. Accept it, I

beseech you, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which your Immaculate Heart was replenished during the abode of your divine Son in your womb; in

veneration of which, I offer you the sentiments of my heart.

(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times) and then say the following prayer:- Oh! Mother of God! accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which

the Angel Gabriel first hailed you, “Full of Grace” I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of your incidental glory, which will increase

in brightness to the end of the world.
I beseech you, Oh! comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy you received, when the word was made flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces, which I have now

implored through your powerful intercession. For this end I offer you all the good works which have even been performed in your honour. I most humbly entreat you for

the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours was ever so inflammed, to hear my humble prayers and to obtain my requests.
– Amen.