Novena to the Queenship of Mary

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time for our next novena everybody.
This novena is for the feast of the Queenship of Mary, which we celebrate on August 22.

For more about this feast day, go to:

There’s a second reason that we are using this novena.  This ministry of Prayers for Priests was started in Elmira, NY.  Elmira has long been known as the Queen City, since as far back as when Samuel Clemens was spending their summers here.


Novena to The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July is the month of The Most Precious Blood of Jesus.  Before we move into August, let’s spend some time in devotion, as the Church has since the 1800’s.

Our next novena can be found at:

Novena to St. Benedict

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

We start our next novena tomorrow. This novena is to St. Benedict, whose feast day is Thursday, July 11.

Novena to St. Thomas the Apostle

Tuesday, June 26, 2019

Our novena prayer beginning tomorrow is to St. Thomas the Apostle, adapted from a traditional prayer. His feast day is July 3.

St. Thomas, when you saw the Risen Lord, you humbly confessed “My Lord and My God” and later sacrificed your life on mission in India for love of him. We ask you to pray for our priests and ourselves that we may be strengthened to dedicate ourselves totally to God’s Kingdom. We pray that through your intercession we may be protected in all trials and temptations to doubt our Lord’s love and plan for us, through Christ our Lord, Amen. +Glory Be, 3x

Novena for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Just as a heads up, by the end of the month I will be sending these emails from my gmail account, Our novena prayer beginning tomorrow is for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, from

Novena to prepare for the Ascension of Jesus

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Happy Tuesday. I hope you all had a safe and happy Memorial day. Our next novena is timed to the Ascension (thanks for the idea and the link, Elena!), which is Thursday this week.

As a reminder, Masses here at The Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus are: 8am St. Patrick, 9am St. Mary, 12:05pm Sts. Peter & Paul, 12:10pm St. Charles, and 5:30pm St. Casimir.

Now, our novena prayer this week comes from Aleteia.

Novena to St. John Vianney

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Good evening, everyone. It’s time to begin our second novena for our priests. Tomorrow we will start a novena to St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests. Once again, I’ll refer you to Pray More Novenas, a great resource for us. Here’s their link to the novena:

Our First Novena

Monday, April 29, 2019

We will begin our first Novena on Wednesday, May 1st. We’ve decided to do a novena to Saint Bernadette, since the morning after we decided to start this prayer community, Elena took this attached picture before Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. Notice where the stained-glass window light falls.
Here is a link to a great novena to St. Bernadette:

God bless,
Laurie Desmarais & Elena Cambio