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    ​                                                        Holy Family Novena

This traditional Novena to the Holy Family reminds us that our family is the primary classroom in which we learn the truths of the Catholic Faith and that the Holy Family should always be the model for our own. If we imitate the Holy Family, our family life will always be in conformity with the teachings of the Church, and it will serve as a shining example to others of how to live the Christian Faith.

                                                This novena is particularly appropriate during February, the Month of the Holy Family, and in the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Holy Family (the Sunday in the octave of Christmas, or December 30, if Christmas falls on a Sunday).


Day 1 - Thanksgiving for Family Blessings

Day 2 - Engaged Couples

Day 3 - ​​​​​​​​​​Single Parents Families

Day 4 - ​​Families with Abuse and Addictions

Day 5 - Families Caring for Elderly

Day 6 - Families Struggling for Unity

Day 7 - Families with Special Need Children

Day 8 - Religious Vocations in Families

Day 9 - Your Family's Special Intentions​​​​​​​​​​


                                                                Novena to the Holy Family
                                                                Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us and grant us the grace of loving Holy Church, as we are bound to do, above every earthly thing, and of ever showing forth our love by the witness of our deeds.

                                                                Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
                                                                Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us and grant us the grace of openly professing, as we are bound to do, with courage and with human respect, the faith that we received of Thy gift in Holy Baptism.

                                                                Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
                                                                Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us and grant us the grace of sharing, as we are bound to do, in the defense and propagation of the Faith, when duty calls, whether by word or by the sacrifice of our fortunes and our lives.

                                                                Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
                                                                Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us and grant us the grace of loving one another in mutual charity, as we are bound to do, and establish us in perfect harmony of thought, will and action, under the rule and guidance of our holy Pastors.

                                                                Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
                                                                Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us and grant us the grace of conforming our lives fully, as we are bound to do, to the commandments of God's law and that of His holy church, so as to live always in that charity which they set forth.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
         Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we ask in particular this special favor: [state your request here].​​

                                                                Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be


                                                              ​​​​Common Catholic Prayers

                                                ​​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.

                                   ​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.

                                          ​Glory Be

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 Apostle's Creed
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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, 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 Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

                                     ​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! Amen.

                                          ​ Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, make me holy
Body of Christ, be my salvation
Blood of Christ, let me drink your wine
Water flowing from the side of Christ, wash me clean
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
Kind Jesus, hear my prayer
Hide me within your wounds. And keep me close to you
Defend me from the evil enemy
And call me at the hour of my death. To the fellowship of your saints. That I might sing your praise with them for all eternity. Amen.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, We fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother;to thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer them. Amen.

                                      The Angelus

V- The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R- And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Hail Mary....)
V- Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R- Be it done unto me according to thy word. (Hail Mary....)
V- And the Word was made Flesh.
R- And dwelt among us. (Hail Mary....)
V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an Angel, may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

                                      Saint Michael Prayer

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

                                          ​Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heart-fully sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment, but most of all because I have offended Thee my God, Who is all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

Miraculous Medal Prayer
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for those who do not have recourse to thee, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to thee. Amen.

                                          ​Morning Offering

Dear Lord, I do not know what will happen to me today. I only know that nothing will happen that was not foreseen by You, and directed to my greater good from all eternity. I adore Your holy and unfathomable plans, and submit to them with all my heart for love of You, the Pope, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.

                                          ​​Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

                                          ​Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

                                          ​Grace After Meals

We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Prayer to Honor The Holy Family

O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, didst consecrate domestic life by Thine ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Thy Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship. Who livest and reignest world without end.
Fort Detrick Holy Family Catholic Community
May The Holy Family Bless You Always!
17Th Sunday In Ordinary Time
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28 July 2024
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