NOVENA OF MOTHER MARY: August 30th to September 8th

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.

Amen

 
 

"Missionary commitment, then, remains ... the Church's primary service to humanity today, in order to offer Christ's salvation to modern mankind", declared Pope Benedict XVI in his message dated May 27, on the occasion of 81st World Mission Day which is to be celebrated on Sunday October 21, 2007.

The theme for this year's World Mission Day is "All the Churches for all the world."

In his message Pope said, "The Lord invites local Churches on all continents to a joint awareness of the urgent need to relaunch missionary activity to meet the many grave challenges of our time."