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Pentecost Novena

May 31 - June 8

Follow the example of the original "Novena" ("9 days") when the Apostles prayed in the 9 days leading up to a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised He wouldn't leave them alone (John 14:16). Once the Apostles received the gifts of the Holy Spirit, their grief was turned into joy (John 16:20) and they boldly proclaimed the mighty acts of God to people of every language (Acts 2:4).

Submit a special intention for this Novena praying for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

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Bl. Anthony & Bl. George Novena

June 3 - 11
Feast Day: June 12

In February of 1943, in land formerly held by the Soviet Union, a church filled with detainees awaited a fiery death at the hands of Nazi soldiers.

Two Marian priests brought them hope and consolation.

Fathers Anthony and George, who also had been detained by the Nazis, were told they could go free and avoid the same fate as the people they had been serving.

Instead, both priests chose to stay with their people to the end, when they were burned by the Nazis in Rosica on February 17, 1943. The priests spent their final days hearing confessions, celebrating Mass, and baptizing converts to Catholicism.

Fathers Anthony and George were beatified by Pope John Paul II on June 13, 1999.

We now pray through the intercession of Blessed Anthony and Blessed George for your intentions.

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Father's Day Novena

June 7 - 15

Honor thy Father!

Please join the Marian Priests and Brothers in a Novena of Holy Masses for all fathers, living or deceased.

The Father's Day Novena will be celebrated at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, and it will culminate with a special Father's Day Mass.

We will be praying through the intercession of St. Joseph for blessings upon all fathers and others who have been a father figure to you.

With your offering, you can honor your father by having a red carnation placed near the altar of the Shrine during the Novena. We also will light a votive candle that will burn for 7 days for your special Father's Day intentions.

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Coming up...

Alliance of the Two Hearts Novena

June 19 - 27

Complete Schedule of Novenas and Special Masses