September 8-15 – Octave of Prayer
From the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Wednesday, September 8 through the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows on Wednesday, September 15, the Parish will offer an Octave of Prayer. In these days we recognize Jesus’ passion and the Blessed Mother’s compassion, and thus we pray for those undergoing their own passions of illness, injury, and age, and for their caregivers.
The prayer of the Octave will be said at all the Masses. Holy cards and petition slips will be found at the Pieta at St. Vincent Ferrer and at the foot of the great Cross at St. Catherine of Siena near the Book of the Sick.
Virgin of all virgins, look upon my need.
Let me share in your compassion for all
who suffer, and let me offer my sufferings
on their behalf. Thus we may bear
the image of your Son’s crucified love.