Queenship of Mary Novena
Patroness of Our Lady of the Lake Parish
Aug. 13 - 21
To prepare for our patronal feast, we will hold a novena of prayer daily at 6:00 pm beginning Friday, August 13 through Saturday, August 21. Novenas (and simple meal following) can be hosted by individuals, couples or groups in homes, in the chapel and Fellowship Hall or in condo owners’ clubhouses. The novena includes:
- Scripture reading, reflection and Litany of Loreto, songs (on CD to play) and praying the Rosary in front of an altar set up with our traveling statue of the Blessed Virgin.
- People attending may bring flowers or candles to decorate the altar.
- After the prayer a simple meal will be shared with those who attend.
We are still in need of a few more volunteers to host a novena. Parishioners can sign up to host or to attend on sheets at the Welcome Center in the Fellowship Hall, or you may call Mary or Kelly in the office at 573-365-2241, x 5 or 6.
If you are unable to attend a novena service, you can pray the novena prayers for that day on your own by downloading the prayer guide. It would be wonderful if everyone at least would pray the daily novena prayer and the daily prayer intention in their home each day.
Click on respective panel for each day of the novena to go to the prayer intention for that day and the daily novena prayer. A link to download the full prayer guide for the day is provided there.
Daily Novena Prayer
Blessed Mother Mary, your Son Jesus Christ entrusted us to your protection as your own sons and daughters. In every age, the Church has known your maternal grace and intercession. In this special time of grace as we prepare to celebrate that you are our Queen, may we enjoy your protection, assistance, and love. By your sacred fiat, the Word was made flesh.
Teach us how to say yes to God when he calls us forth to work in his vineyard. Grant us reverence and humility when we receive the Lord Jesus Christ in his Holy Eucharist. We call upon you, Immaculate Virgin Mary, to inspire us by your own sorrow and suffering to true contrition for our sins. As you along with Saint Joseph made a home for the Son of God, help our families to grow in holiness in their own homes.
O Star of the Sea, please be a beacon of light for our parish so that we may fulfill our mission to bring God’s Light to the World and guide all souls to heaven. Amen.