National Shrine

of

Our

Mother

of

PERPETUAL

HELP

Redemptorist, Baclaran, Philippines

Novena Prayers

One of the attractions of the novena is the intercessory prayer of the novena, that is, prayer for the other.  True, each devotee brings her/his own petition but when he/she joins the thousand others who has his/her own individual petitions, in praying and singing the novena, each one is sort of transformed that he/she not only pray for his/her own but for the others.  The intercessory prayer of the Novena transform in the devotees a new consciousness and experience.  As soon as he/she arrives at the shrine he/she pray for each other to our Father in heaven through the intercession of the Mother of Jesus.

 

This new consciousness that the novena instills upon the devotees is an unselfish prayer.  When people enter into the Novena consciousness it is no longer "I" but "We".  They are not meant to pray only for their own needs, thinking of nothing and no one but themselves; they are meant to pray as members of a fellowship, in agreement, remembering that life and the world are not arranged for them as individuals but for the fellowship as a whole.

 

 

Sometime in the past, there was a complaint that the novena prayers tended to be individualistic and the sentiments too other-wordly, mostly about the "next" life and not enough about ongoing present life.   Another criticism is that many of the devotees go to the shrine merely for individual devotions and personal petitions for Our Mother of Perpetual Help.   Indeed, the danger of an individualized and compartmentalized faith is not far fetched.   In the early 1960s, there were church people who were disturbed by the fact that more people were attending the Wednesday Perpetual Novena than Sunday Mass.

 

Vatican II has reminded us about popular devotions: "Let the faithful remember moreover that true devotion consists neither of fruitless and passing emotion, nor in a certain vain credulity. Rather it proceeds from true faith, by which we are led to know the excellence of the Mother of God, and are moved to a filial love toward our mother and to the imitation of her virtues." Lumen Gentium (67)

 

Our continuous challenge in the shrine is how to balance their popular religiosity with a genuine sense of mission and active social involvement and encourage them to become more active in their respective parishes and communities.   The end goal is to cultivate a positive and liberating devotion to Mary.

Tagalog Novena

English Novena

Revised Novena Tagalog, 2016 Revised Novena English, 2016
  • Awit: Inang Sakdal Linis

     

    Inang sakdal linis

    Kami ay ihingi

    Sa Diyos Ama namin;

    Awang minimithi.

     

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

     

    Bayang tinubua'y

    ipinagdarasal

    at kapayapaan nitong sanlibutan.

     

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

     

  • Pambungad na Panalangin

    Sa Ngalan ng Ama at ng Anak at ng Espiritu Santo. Amen.

     

    Mga kapatid, bilang mga anak ng ating Banal na Ina ay nagtipon-tipon tayo sa harap ng kanyang mapaghimalang larawan upang parangalan siya at humingi ng lahat ng ating kailangan.

     

    Dahil sa tayo ay di karapat-dapat na mga anak, humingi muna tayo sa Diyos ng awa at patawad.

     

    Mahabaging Ama, sinugo mo sa lupa ang Iyong Banal na Anak Upang tubusin at iligtas kami sa pamamagitan ng kanyang pagkamatay at muling pagkabuhay, at upang bigyan kami ng bagong buhay. Sa pamamagitan nito ginawa Mo kaming Iyong mga anak upang magmahalan kami tulad ng pagmamahal ni Kristo sa amin. Anong limit naming malimutan ang dakila naming karangalang ito. Nagkasala kami sa aming mga kapatid; nagkasala kami sa Iyo. Mahabaging Ama, patawarin Mo kami. Tapat naming pinagsisisihan ang aming mga kasalanan. Kahabagan Mo kami, maawaing Ama. Lagi nawa kaming mabuhay bilang matapat mong mga anak.

  • Awit: Birhen Maria, Tala sa Umaga

     

     

    Birhen Maria,

    tala sa Umaga

    noon pa man

    ay itinangi ka.

    Ang 'yong liwanag

    ang takdang lulupig

    kay Satanas, tao'y ililigtas.

     

    Iyong tunghan

    kaming nananambitan

    at ang lupang

    iyong tinapakan.

    Tulong mo'y ilawit

    sa 'min Maria

    ngayon at sa aming kamatayan.

     

    Ang kalinisan

    mo'y iginagalang

    naming mahina't makasalanan.

    Awa ng Diyos

    ang aming kahilingan

    Birhen Maria, kami'y tulungan.

     

  • Panalangin sa Novena

    Mahal na Ina ng Laging Saklolo, buhat sa krus ibinigay ka sa amin ni Hesus upang maging Ina namin. Ikaw ang pinakamabait, pinakamasintahin sa lahat ng mga ina. Buong giliw mong tunghayan kaming iyong mga anak na ngayon ay humihingi ng iyong tulong sa lahat ng aming pangangailangan lalung-lalo na ang biyayang ito …

     

    (tumigil at sabihin ang iyong mga hangarin).

     

    Noon ikaw ay nasa lupa, minamahal na Ina, ikaw ay buong pusong nakiramay sa paghihirap ng iyong Anak. Sa tulong ng iyong pananalig at pagtitiwala sa maka-Amang pagmamahal ng Diyos tinanggap mo ang Kanyang Mahiwagang Kalooban. Mayroon din kaming mga krus at mga tiisin sa buhay. Kung minsan ang mga ito'y parang hindi na namin kayang pasanin. Pinakakamahal na Ina, bahaginan mo kami ng iyong malaking pagtitiwala sa Diyos. Ipaunawa mo na walang katapusan ang pagmamahal ng Diyos sa amin, at tinutugon Niya ang lahat ang aming mga panalangin sa paraang makabubuti sa amin. Palakasin mo ang aming loob sa pagpapasan ng krus tulad ng iyong Banal na Anak. Tulungan mong maunawaan namin na sinumang nakikibahagi sa krus ni Kristo ay tiyak na makakabahagi rin ng Kanyang muling pagkabuhay. Pinakamamahal na Ina, habang kami ay nababahala sa sarili naming mga suliranin huwag sana naming malimutan ang mga pangangailangan ng iba. Mahal na mahal mo sila; tulungan mong maging ganito rin ang aming pagmamahal sa kanila. Samantalang idinadalangin namin ang aming mga adhikain at mga adhikain ng lahat ng naririto ngayon. mataimtim sa loob na hinihiling namin sa iyo, aming Ina, tulungan mo kaming makapagdulot ng aliw at ginhawa sa mga may sakit at sa mga malapit nang sumakabilang buhay, magpahilom ng sugat ng mga pusong wasak, magpagaan ng tinitiis ng mga inaapi, at turuan ng katarungan ang mga sa kanila'y nang-aapi at ibalik sa Diyos ang lahat ng mga nagkasala sa Kanya. Pinakamamahal na Ina, tulungan mo kaming umiwas sa kasalanan na naglalayo sa amin sa aming Ama sa langit at sa isa't-isa. Buong tiwala naming isinasalalay ang aming sarili sa iyong pagkalinga at lubos na umaasang kami'y iyong tutulungan.

     

    Amen.

  • Panalangin Para sa Tahanan

     

    Ina ng Laging Saklolo, pinili ka naming Reyna ng aming tahanan. Hinihiling naming pagpalain mo ang aming pamilya sa pamamagitan ng iyong matimyas na pagmamahal. Mahigpit nawang bigkisin ng Sakramento ng Kasal ang mga mag-asawa upang lagi silang maging tapat at mapagmahal sa isa't-isa tulad ng pagmamahal ni Kristo sa Santa Iglesia. Hinihiling naming pagpalain mo ang lahat ng mga magulang. Mahalin nawa nila ang mga anak na ipinagkatiwala ng Diyos sa kanila. Nawa'y lagi silang maging huwaran ng kanilang mga anak sa pamamagitan ng kanilang tunay na buhay-Kristiyano. Tulungan mong palakihin at arugain ang kanilang mga anak na may pagmamahal at takot sa Diyos. Pagpalain mo ang mga bata upang kanilang mahalin, igalang at sundin ang kanilang ama at ina. Sa iyong magiliw napagpapala tangi naming ipinagkakatiwala ang mga kabataan ngayon. Bigyan mo kaming lahat ng pagpapahalaga sa aming pananagutan nang matupad namin ang aming tungkulin na gawing pugad ng kapayapaan, ang aming tahanan tulad ng iyong tahanan sa Nasaret. Ikaw ang aming huwaran. Tulungan mo kami upang sa araw-araw ay lalong magningas, ang dalisay naming pagmamahal sa Diyos at kapwa, nang sa gayo'y maligayang maghari ang katarungan at kapayapaan sa buong sangkatauhan.

     

    Amen.

  • Mga Kahilingan sa Ating Ina ng Laging Saklolo

     

    Santa Maria

    IPANALANGIN MO KAMI

     

    Santang Birhen na ipinaglihing walang kasalanan

    IPANALANGIN MO KAMI

     

    Aming Ina ng Laging Saklolo

    IPANALANGIN MO KAMI

     

    Kaming makasalan ay tumatawag sa iyo

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang mapuno kami ng Espiritu Santo at maging mga magigiting na saksi sa pagmamahal ni Kristo sa tao.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang katulad mo, ay unti-unti kaming matulad sa aming mahal na Panginoon.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang kami'y maging mapagpaumanhin at mapagkumbaba katulad ng inyong Anak na si Jesus.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang kami'y matakot na lubusang masira ang pakikipagkaibigan ng Diyos sa amin dahil sa ayaw naming pagsisihang kasalanan

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang lagi naming sikaping matamo ang awa at patawad ng Diyos sa Sakramento ng Kumpisal.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang maunawaan namin na kami'y tinuturuan ng Diyos sa pamamagitan ng mga pangyayari sa araw-araw na pamumuhay…

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang manalangin kami araw-araw na may pagmamahal at patitiwala, lalo na sa mga sandali ng tukso.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang maunawaan namin ang halaga ng sama-samang pagsamba sa Diyos sa Eukaristiya

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang patuloy na mag- alab ang aming pag-ibig kay Kristo at sa kapwa sa pamamagitan ng malimit na pagtanggap ng Banal na Komunyon.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang igalang namin ang aming katawan bilang mga templo ng Espiritu Santo.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang magsikap kaming maging tunay na mga Kristiyano sa pamamagitan ng mapagmahal at pagmamalasakit sa iba.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang ipahayag namin ang dangal ng trabaho sa pamamagitan ng katapatan sa aming mga gawain.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang buong puso naming patawarin ang mga nakagawa sa amin ng masama.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang maunawaan namin ang kasamaan ng paghahangad sa sariling kapakanan na makapipinsala sa iba.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang tumulong kami na ipamahagi ang kayamanan ng mundong ito alinsunod sa katarungan.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang gamitin namin ang aming mga kakayahan para sa ikabubuti ng iba…

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang tanggapin namin ang aming pananagutan sa lipunan ayon sa diwa ng tunay na paglilingkod…

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang idalangin namin na patnubayan at patatagin ng Espiritu Santo ang loob ng Santo Papa, ng mga obispo at mga pari…

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang pagkalooban kami ng Panginoon ng maraming mga kabataan na may hilig na magpari, mag-ermano at magmadre…

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang matulungan naming kilalanin at mahalin si Kristo ng mga hindi pa nakakakilala sa kanya.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang maunawaan namin na sa gitna ng aming mga tagumpay, kami ay nangangailang pa rin ng tulong ng Diyos.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang sa kamatayan ay maging handa kaming pumasok sa tahanan ng aming Ama sa langit.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang mamatay kaming kaibigan ni Kristo at ng aming kapwa.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang pagdating ng kamatayan sa aming mga minamahal sa buhay kami sana'y aliwin ng aming pag-asa sa Panginoong muling nabuhay.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    Upang idalangin namin na ang mga yumao ay makinabang agad sa muling pagkabuhay ng iyong Anak.

    MASINTAHING INA, TULUNGAN MO KAMI

     

    ( tahimik nating idalangin ang ating mga hangarin)

     

    Sta. Maria, tulungan mo kami sa aming pangangailangan, ipanalangin mo ang bayan ng Diyos, maranasan nawa ng lahat ang iyong walang hanggang saklolo.

     

    Panginoon, ibinigay mo sa amin si Maria upang maging Ina namin na laging handang dumamay sa amin. Loobin mo nawa na dumulog kami sa kanya sa lahat ng aming pangangailangan. Amen.

  • Pag-aalay ng Sarili sa Ating Ina ng Laging Saklolo

    (Unang Miyerkules lamang)

     

    Kanilis-linisang Birhen Maria, Ina ng Diyos at Ina ng Santa Iglesia, ikaw ay amin ding Ina na laging handang sumaklolo sa amin. Taglay ang mga pusong lipos ng pag-ibig sa iyo iniaalay namin ang aming sarili sa iyong Kalinis-linisang Puso upang kami ay maging tapat mong mga anak. Ihingi mo kami ng tunay na pagsisi sa aming mga kasalanan at katapatan sa aming mga ipinangako nang kami ay binyagan. Iniaalay namin sa iyo ang aming puso't kaluluwa upang lagi naming sundin ang kalooban ng aming Ama sa langit. Iniaalay namin sa iyo ang aming buhay upang lalo naming mahalin ang Diyos at mabuhay kami hindi para sa aming sarili kundi para kay Kristong iyong Anak. At upang siya'y aming makita at paglingkuran sa aming kapwa. Sa abang pag-aalay na ito, pinakamamahal na Ina ng Laging Saklolo, ipinangangako namin na ang aming buhay ay itutulad namin sa iyo ikaw na pinakaganap na Kristiyano upang matapos naming mailaan sa iyoang aming sarili, sa buhay at kamatayan ay makapiling nawa kaming iyong Anak magpakailanman.

     

    Amen.

  • Awit: Birheng Mahal

     

    Birheng mahal,

    Birheng mahal,

    Ang nasa ko'y ano?

    Di nais ang kayamanan

    At tuwang napaparam;

    O, Birheng mahal,

    Birheng mahal

    Ang samo ko'y ito:

    Si Hesus

    na kalong mo sa bisig

    ligaya ng buhay ko.

     

    Birheng mahal,

    Birheng mahal,

    Dagat itong buhay.

    Ang 'yong Anak

    ay itanglaw

    at nang di maligaw;

    At, Birheng mahal,

    Birheng mahal,

    Ang nais ko'y ito:

    Sa hantungan

    nitong paglalakbay

    si Jesus ay makamtan.

  • Awit: Handog ng Tagapagligtas

     

    Handog na Tagapagligtas

    Langit sa amin nagbukas

    Pagkalooban ang iyong angkan

    ng pananggol sa kasamaan

     

    Ang isang Diyos ay purihin.

    Tatlong Persona ay sambahin;

    Ang buhay namin ay palawigin

    hanggang sa buhay na darating.

     

    Amen…

  • Pasasalamat

     

    Panginoon Hesukristo, na nasa Banal na Eukaristiya,sinasamba ka namin. Ikinalugod ng Ama na ang buo Niyang pagka-Diyos ay sumasa-iyo. at sa pamamagitan mo niloob Niyang pagkasunduin sa kanya ang lahat ng bagay. Loobin Mo na kami ay lubos na magpasalamat sa lahat ng ginawa sa amin ang Ama. Loobin mong pagsisihan naming lubos ang aming mga kasalanan. Sa pamamagitan Mo, pinasasalamatan namin ang Ama sa pagbibigay niya sa amin ng buhay. Nilikha niya ang lahat ng kahanga-hangang mga bagay para sa amin. Nawa'y gamitin namin ang mga ito sa kabutihan at nawa'y pagningasin ng mga ito ang aming pagmamahal sa Kanya. Higit sa lahat, pinasasalamatan namin ang aming Ama sa pagsusugo Niya sa iyo: bilang siyang pinakadakilang tanda ng kanyang pagmamahal na nagligtas sa amin. at sa lahat ng sangkinapal sa pamamagitan ng iyong pagkamatay at muling pagkabuhay. Nagpapasalamat kami sa iyo, Panginoon, sa pagbibigay mo ng Iyong Ina upang maging Ina namin ng laging saklolo. Harinawang ang di mabilang na biyayang tinaggap namin sa tulong niya, lalo na sa pamamagitan ng pagnonobena sa kanyaay makapukaw sa aming damdamin upang maragdagan ang aming pagtitiwala sa mapagkalingang awa ng Diyos. at sa walang sawang pagdamay ng iyong Ina. Loobin mo nawa na lagi kaming sumunod sa banal na kalooban ng Diyos at mahalin siya ng walang hanggan. ANG KARANGALAN, KALUWALHATIAN AT PASASALAMAT AY MAPASA KABANAL-BANALANG TATLONG PERSONA … AMA * ANAK AT ESPIRITU SANTO * MAGPASAWALANG- HANGGAN AMEN.

  • Panalangin Para Sa Mga Maysakit

     

    Panginoong Hesukristo, pinasan mo ang aming tiisin at dinala mo ang aming mga dalamhati upang iyong ipakilala ang halaga ng pagtitiis, at ng pangangailangan ng tao ng iyong tulong. Magiliw mong dinggin ang aming mga panalangin para sa mga minamahal namin at para sa ibang mga may karamdaman. Loobin mo nawang maunawaan ng mga taong labis na nahihirapan dahil sa dinaranas nilang mga sakit at karamdaman na sila'y kabilang sa iyong mga hinirang. Tulungan mong maunawaan nila na sila ay kaisa mo sa iyong mga pagtitiis para sa ikaliligtas ng sangkatauhan.

     

    Amen.

  • Awit: Sambahin ang Panginoon

     

    Sambahin ang Panginoon

    naririto sa altar

    kamatayan niya'y tagumpay

    na sa atin nagbibigay

    ng pag-asa sa ligaya

    at buhay na walang hanggan.

     

    Ang tinapay

    at ang alak

    na aming tinatanggap

    dito sa 'yong Sakramento,

    O Hesus ay buhay mo.

    Pag-alabin aming puso

    sa ningas ng pag-ibig mo.

     

    Amen, Amen.

  • Benediksyon

    V: Binigyan mo sila ng pagkaing galing sa langit

    (Aleluya)

     

    R: Bukal ng lahat ng kaligayahan.

    (Aleluya)

     

    Manalangin tayo

     

    Panginoon naming Diyos, sa pamamagitan ng mahiwagang pagkamatay at muling pagkabuhay ng iyong Bugtong na Anak, iniligtas mo ang tao. Lipos ng pagtitiwala naming ipinahahayag ang hiwagang ito sa pamamagitan ng Eukaristiya. Tulungan mong maranasan namin ang ginawa mong pagsakop, alang-alang kay Kristong aming Panginoon.

     

    Amen.

  • Pagpupuri

     

    Purihin ang Diyos.

    Purihin ang kanyang Santong galan.

    Purihin si Hesukristo, Diyos na totoo at Taong totoo.

    Purihin ang Ngalan ni Hesus.

    Purihin ang Kanyang Kabanal-banalang Puso.

    Purihin ang Kanyang Kamahal-mahalang Dugo.

    Purihin si Hesukristo sa Santisimo Sakramento sa altar.

    Purihin ang Diyos Espiritu Santo, ang Mang-aaliw.

    Purihin ang dakilang Ina ng Diyos na si Maria Santisima.

    Purihin ang maluwalhating pag-akyat sa langit kay Maria.

    Purihin ang ngalan ni Maria, Birhen at Ina.

    Purihin si San Jose na kanyang kalinis-linisang esposo.

    Purihin ang Diyos sa Kanyang mga anghel at sa Kanyang mga santo.

  • Awit: O Sakramentong Mahal

     

    O Sakramentong Mahal

    na sa langit buhat

    ang puri ng kinapal

    Iyong iyong lahat

    Iyong-iyong lahat.

     

     

     

  • Awit: Aba Ginoong Maria

     

    Aba Ginoong Maria

    Napupuno ka ng grasya

    Ang Panginoong Diyos

    ay sumasaiyo

    Bukod kang pinagpala

    sa babaeng lahat

    at pinagpala naman

    ang iyong Anak na si Hesus.

    Santa Maria,

    Ina ng Diyos

    Ipanalangin mo kaming

    makasalanan ngayon

    at kung kami ay mamamatay.

  • Hymn: Immaculate Mother

     

    Immaculate Mother,

    to you do we plead;

    to ask God our Father

    for help in our need.

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.

     

    We pray for our country,

    the land of our birth;

    we pray for all nations,

    that peace on earth.

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

    Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.

     

  • Opening Prayer

    In the name of Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

     

    Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed

    Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous

    picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs.

    Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all

    ask God’s mercy and pardon.

     

    Merciful Father * You sent Your Divine Son * to

    redeem us by His death and resurrection * and to

    give us new life. * By this You make us Your

    children * to love one another in Christ. How

    many times in the past * we have forgotten this

    sublime dignity. * We have sinned against our

    brothers and sisters; * we have offended You.

    Merciful Father, forgive us.* Repenting sincerely

    of our sins, * we ask Your mercy; * may we

    always live as Your truly devoted children.

     

  • Hymn: Mary Immaculate, Star of the Morning

    1. Mary Immaculate,

    Star of the morning.

    chosen before the creation began,

    destined to bring through the light of your

    dawning,

    conquest of Satan

    and rescue to man.

     

    Refrain:

     

    Bend from your throne

    at the voice of our crying.

    Look to this earth,

    where your footsteps have trod.

    Stretch out your arms

    to us living and dying,

    Mary Immaculate, Mother of God.

     

    2. We sinners honor

    your sinless perfection;

    fallen and weak,

    for God’s mercy we plead.

    Grant us the shield

    of your mighty protection.

    Measure your aid

    by the depth of our need.

     

     

  • Novena Prayer

    Dear Mother of Perpetual Help * from the cross * Jesus

    gave you to us for our Mother. * You are the kindest,*

    the most loving of all mothers. * Look tenderly on us

    your children * as we now ask you to help us in all our

    needs * especially this one (Pause to recall your

    petition).

     

    While you were on earth, dear Mother * you willingly

    shared in the sufferings of your Son.* Strengthened by

    your faith and confidence * in the fatherly love of God *

    you accepted the mysterious designs of His Will.*

    We, too, have our crosses and trials.* Sometimes they

    almost crush us to the ground.* Dearest Mother, *

    share with us your abundant faith and confidence in

    God.* Make us aware that God never ceases to love

    us; * that He answers all our prayers * in the way

    that is best for us. * Strengthen our hearts to carry

    the cross * in the footsteps of your Divine Son. Help us

    to realize * that he who shares the cross of Christ *

    will certainly share His resurrection.

     

    Dearest Mother,* as we worry about our own problems

    * let us not forget the needs of others.* You always love

    others so much; * help us to do the same. * While

    praying for our own intentions * and for the intentions

    * of all here present at this Novena * we earnestly ask

    you, our Mother * to help us comfort the sick and the

    dying * give hope to the poor and unemployed * heal the

    broken-hearted * lighten the burden of the oppressed *

    teach justice to their oppressors * and bring back to God

    * all those who have offended Him.

     

    Dearest Mother, * help us to avoid sin * which

    separates us * from our heavenly Father * and from one

    another. * Full of trust in you * we place ourselves

    under the mantle of your maternal protection * and

    confidently hope * for your powerful help.* Amen.

     

  • Prayer for the Home

    Mother of Perpetual Help, * we choose you as Queen

    of our homes. * We ask you to bless all our families*

    with your tender motherly love. * May the Sacrament

    of Marriage * bind husbands and wives so closely

    together * that they will always be faithful to each

    other * and love one another as Christ love His

    Church.

     

    We ask you to bless all parents, * may they love and

    cherish their children * whom God has entrusted to

    them. * May they always give them the example * of a

    truly Christian life. * Help them to bring up their

    children * in the love and fear of God. * Bless all

    children * that they may love, * honor, and obey * their

    fathers and mothers. To your loving care * we

    especially entrust the youth of today.

     

    Give us all a sense of responsibility * that we may do

    our part * in making our home * a haven of peace *

    like your own home at Nazareth. * We take you as

    our model. * Help us to grow daily in genuine love of

    God and neighbor * so that justice and peace may

    happily reign * in the entire family of mankind.

    Amen.

     

  • Petitions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

    Holy Mary

    ----------Pray for us.

    Holy Virgin conceived without sin…

    --------- Pray for us.

    Our Mother of Perpetual Help…

    --------- Pray for us.

    We sinners call to you …

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    Seasonal

    Advent:

    That we may prepare like you for the coming of

    Christ…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    Christmas:

    That we may give our hearts completely to Christ, this

    Christmas…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    Lent:

    That we may be faithful to the promises we made at

    Baptism…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    Easter:

    That we may rejoice with you at Christ’s victory over

    sin and death…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    OTHER WEEKS:

    That we may be filled with the Holy Spirit and become

    courageous witnesses of Christ’s love for men…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be more and more like our Divine Lord, as you were…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be meek and humble of heart like your

    Son, Jesus…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may fear losing God’s friendship forever by

    unrepented sin…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may seek Christ’s mercy and forgiveness

    constantly in the Sacrament of Penance…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be aware of God speaking to us in the

    events of daily life…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may pray daily with love and trust, especially

    in moments of temptation…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may realize the value of worshipping God

    together in the Eucharist…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may grow in the love of Christ and neighbor by frequent Communion…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may reverence our bodies as temples of the

    Holy Spirit…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may strive to be true Christian by our loving

    concern for others…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may proclaim the dignity of work by doing our

    own work conscientiously…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may forgive from our heart those who have

    wronged us…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may see the evil of seeking our won interest at the expense of others…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may work for the just distribution of this

    world's goods…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may share our talents with others for the good

    of the community…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may accept our responsibility in the

    community in the spirit of genuine service…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    To pray that the Holy Spirit may guide and strengthen

    Pope (name), the Bishops, and the clergy…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be blessed with an increase of priestly and religious vocations…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may bring the knowledge and love of Christ to

    those who do not know Him…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be aware of our dependence on God in the midst of human achievements…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be ready at death to enter the home of our heavenly Father…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may die at peace with Christ and our

    fellowmen and women…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    That we may be comforted at the death of our dear ones by our hope in the risen Lord…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    To pray that our departed brothers and sisters quickly

    share in your Son’s resurrection…

    --------- Loving Mother help us.

    Let us pray in silence for our own intentions (Pause)

     

    All:

    Holy Mary * help us in our needs * pray for all the

    people of God; * may all experience your perpetual help.

     

    Priest:

    Lord, you gave us Mary to be our mother ever ready to help us; grant us the grace to have recourse to her in all our needs.

     

     

  • Consecration to our Mother of Perpetual Help

    (1st Wednesday of the month)

     

    Immaculate Virgin Mary, * Mother of God and Mother

    of the Church, * you are also our Mother of Perpetual

    Help. * With hearts full of love for you * we consecrate

    ourselves to your Immaculate Heart * so that we may

    be your devoted children. * Obtain for us true sorrow

    for our sins * and fidelity to the promises of our

    Baptism.

     

    We consecrate our minds and hearts to you * that we

    always do the Will of our heavenly Father. * We

    consecrate our lives to you * that we may love God

    better * and live not for ourselves * but for Christ, your

    Son * and that we may see Him * and serve Him in

    others.

     

    By this humble act of consecration, * dear Mother of

    Perpetual Help, * we pledge to model our lives on you, *

    the perfect Christian, * so that, consecrated to you in

    life and in death * we may belong to your Divine Son for

    all eternity.

     

    Amen.

     

  • Hymn: Mother of Christ

    Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,

    What shall I ask of thee?

    I do not sigh for the wealth of earth

    For the joys that fade and flee.

    But, Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ

    This do I long to see.

    The bliss untold which your arms enfold

    the treasure upon your knee.

     

    Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ

    I toss on a stormy sea.

    Oh, lift your Child as a beacon light

    to the port where I fain would be.

    And, Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ

    This do I ask of thee

    When the voyage is o’er

    O stand on the shore

    And show Him at last to me.

     

  • Hymn: O Saving Victim

    O saving Victim op’ning wide

    The gate of heaven to men below!

    Our foes press on from ev’ry side

    Your aid supply,

    Your strength bestow.

     

    To Your great name

    be endless praise.

    Immortal God-head,

    one in three;

    Oh, grant us endless

    length of days

    In our true native land

    with Thee.

     

    Amen…

     

  • Thanksgiving Prayer

    Lord Jesus Christ * truly present in the Most Blessed

    Eucharist * we adore You. It has pleased the Father *

    that in You, all His fullness should dwell * and that

    through You, He should reconcile all things to Himself.

     

    * Grant us the grace to be truly grateful * for all that

    our Father has done for us. * Grant that we may be

    truly sorry for our sins * and do penance for them.

    Through You, * we thank the Eternal Father for the gift

    of life. * He has created all the wonderful things of this

    world for us. * May we learn to use them well * so that

    through them * we may grow in love for Him.

     

    Above all, * we thank our Father * for sending You to

    us * as the greatest expression of His love, * to save us

    and all creation * by Your death and resurrection.

     

    We thank You, Lord, * for giving us Your own Mother, *

    to be our Mother of Perpetual Help.* May the countless

    favors * we have received through her intercession, *

    and especially through the Novena * inspire us to

    greater confidence * in God’s loving mercy * and her

    perpetual help. * Grant that we may always do the Holy

    Will of God * and persevere in His love. *

     

    TO THE MOST HOLY TRINITY * FATHER, SON, AND

    HOLY SPIRIT * BE HONOR, GLORY AND

    THANKSGIVING FOREVER AND EVER.

     

    Amen.

     

  • Prayer for the Sick

    Lord Jesus Christ * you bore our sufferings and carried

    our sorrows * in order to show us clearly * the value of

    human weakness and patience. * Graciously hear our

    prayers for the sick. * Grant that those who are

    weighed down * with pain and other afflictions of

    illness * may realize that they are among the chosen

    ones * whom you called blessed. * Help them to

    understand * that they are united with You in Your

    sufferings * for the salvation of the world.

     

    Amen.

     

  • Hymn: Let us Raise Our Voice

    Let us raise our voice

    To proclaim our faith

    Christ the Lord for us has died

    Dying, He destroyed our death,

    Rising, He restored our life.

     

    O Lord Jesus, we await

    Your last return in glory.

    When we eat the bread

    and we drink the cup

    in the blessed Eucharist.

    We meet You, our risen Savior

    Giving life to us anew

    Through life’s journey,

    be with us,

    to strengthen us forever.

     

    Amen. Amen.

     

  • Benediction

    V: You have given them bread from Heaven

    (Alleluia)

     

    R: The source of all happiness (Alleluia)

     

    Let us pray:

     

    Lord God, by the paschal mystery of the death and

    resurrection of Your only Son, You accomplished the

    work of man’s redemption. Full of trust, we proclaim

    the paschal mystery in the sacramental signs of the

    Eucharist. Help us to see ever growing in us the

    fruits of Your saving work through Christ our Lord.

     

    Amen.

     

  • The Divine Praises

    Blessed be God.

     

    Blessed be His Holy Name.

     

    Blessed be Jesus Christ,

    true God and true Man.

     

    Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

     

    Blessed be His most

    Sacred Heart.

     

    Blessed be His most

    Precious Blood.

     

    Blessed be Jesus in the most

    Holy Sacrament of the altar.

     

    Blessed be the Holy Spirit,

    the Paraclete.

     

    Blessed be the great Mother of

    God, Mary most holy.

     

    Blessed be her holy and

    Immaculate Conception.

     

    Blessed be her glorious

    Assumption,

     

    Blessed be the name of Mary,

    Virgin and Mother.

     

    Blessed be St. Joseph,

    her most chaste spouse,

     

    Blessed be God in His angels

    and in His saints.

     

  • Hymn: O Sacrament Most Holy

    O Sacrament Most Holy

    O Sacrament divine,

    All praise and all thanksgiving

    Be every moment Thine

    Be every moment Thine.

     

  • Hymn: Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace.

    The Lord is with you.

    Blessed are you among women,

    And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God.

    Pray for us sinners.

    Now and at the hour of our death.

     

    Amen.

     

 

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