Novena to our Blessed Mother
Beginning with Wednesday, July 1, 2020, we ask all Minnesota Knights of Columbus to pray a Novena to our Blessed Mother with their families for the renewal of our Spirituality, awakening the Holy Spirit in us and allowing the gifts of the Spirit to energize our Faith.
Members and Councils may pray this alone or together at a time of your choosing. However you pray it, try to pray it at the same time every day. It makes it easier to remember. 12 noon is an easy time to remember so we have organized an optional zoom meeting to pray it together every day at noon.
Please register at the bottom of this page to receive daily reminder emails with the Novena prayers and a link to the zoom meeting.
Our Novena is constructed around the Holy Rosary and consists of a different prayer and intention to begin the Rosary every day, followed by praying the mysteries appropriate for the day and concluding with the “Come Holy Spirit” prayer.
- Pray the Prayer to Our Lady
- Pray the intention for the day.
- Pray the Rosary Mysteries for the Day
- Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Prayer to Our Lady:
Blessed Mary, I bring you all my concerns and weaknesses. Please help me open my heart to Jesus and clear a space for His Holy Spirit as I pray your Rosary. I wish to know Him and hear His voice in my life today and every day. Awaken the Holy Spirit in me that His gifts may energize my faith and renew me, the Knights of Columbus, and our Church, especially in Minnesota. Amen.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit, help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Intentions for the Days:
Day 1 (WED) – Glorious Mysteries – Renew and Energize our Faith
Blessed Mother, today I ask you to show us the way to Jesus. Renew and energize our faith as we come to you praying this Novena. Replace our fear and brokenness with love and faith.
Day 2 (TH) – Luminous Mysteries – Wisdom
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Wisdom to know and practice my vocation according to God’s Holy will, that l may be confident, skillful and successful in living His will.
Day 3 (FRI) – Sorrowful Mysteries – Understanding
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Understanding that I may see my part in His plan for my salvation and take actions to grow closer to Him with others.
Day 4 (SAT) – Joyful Mysteries – Counsel
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Counsel to anticipate the temptations and weaknesses that can separate me from His love and equip myself to choose what is good and just in my actions.
Day 5 (SUN) – Glorious Mysteries – Fortitude
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Fortitude to have the courage and strength to confront the evil I encounter with Love and life.
Day 6 (MON) – Joyful Mysteries – Knowledge
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Knowledge to grow in holiness and to see our Lord more clearly in my daily encounters.
Day 7 (TUES) – Sorrowful Mysteries – Piety
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Piety to accept my role as a member of God’s family and a small part of Christ’s Body which is our Church.
Day 8 (WED) – Glorious Mysteries – Fear of the Lord
Blessed Mother, today I ask for the gift of Fear of the Lord to help me see and accept my total dependence on His love and mercy every day and my limited part in His plan.
Day 9 (TH) – Luminous Mysteries – Awaken the Spirit in us
Blessed Mother, today we ask that the gifts of the Spirit awake in us and inspire us to action for His greater glory. May we see Christ in our neighbors and truly imitate what these mysteries contain so we may be Christ’s hands and feet in action.
How to Pray the Rosary
- Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostle’s Creed
- Pray the “Our Father”
- Pray 3 “Hail Mary’s”
- Pray the “Glory Be”
- Announce the first mystery and Pray the “Our Father”
- Pray 10 “Hail Mary’s” while meditating on the Mystery
- Pray the “Glory Be” and then pray the “Fatima prayer”
- Announce the second mystery and pray the “Our Father”
- Repeat 6 and 7 for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Mysteries
- Pray the “Hail Holy Queen”
- Conclude with the Prayer to the Holy Spirit
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and Earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again 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.
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, 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 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 Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy! Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V: Pray for us, Holy Mother of God
R: That we made be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His Life, Death and Resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech you, that we who meditate on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the blessed Virgin Mary, may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the souls of our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
The Mysteries of the Rosary:
Glorious – Resurrection; Ascension; Descent of Holy Spirit; Assumption; Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sorrowful – Agony in the Garden; Scourging at the Pillar; Crowning withThorns; Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion
Luminous – Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan; Manifestation of Jesus at the wedding at Cana; Proclamation of the Kingdom of God; Transfiguration of Jesus; Institution of the Eucharist
Joyful – Annunciation; Visitation; Nativity; Presentation; Finding in the Temple