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  • Novena Prayer To Saint Rita Cascia

    Let us pray for each other's intentions and continue to pray for the People of Ukraine and Russia.

    Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of her life.

    Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After her husband was killed in a brawl and her sons had died, Rita tried to join the Augustinian nuns in Cascia. Unsuccessful at first because she was a widow, Rita eventually succeeded.

    Over the years, her austerity, prayerfulness, and charity became legendary. When she developed wounds on her forehead, people quickly associated them with the wounds from Christ’s crown of thorns. She meditated frequently on Christ’s passion. Her care for the sick nuns was especially loving. She also counseled lay people who came to her monastery.

    Beatified in 1626, Rita was not canonized until 1900. She has acquired the reputation, together with Saint Jude, as a saint of impossible cases. Many people visit her tomb each year.

     
    ~ Information from Franciscan Media

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    Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

    O holy patroness of those in need, St. Rita,
    whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord
    are almost irresistible,  who for thy lavishness in granting favours hast been called the Advocate of the hopeless and even of the impossible; St. Rita, so humble, so pure,
    so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus
    that thou couldst obtain from Him
    whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort;
    be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant;
    be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God,
    for the spreading of thine own devotion,
    and for the consolation of those
    who trust in thee.

    We promise, if our petition is granted,
    to glorify thee by making known thy favour,
    to bless and sing thy praises forever.
    Relying then upon thy merits and power
    before the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
    we pray thee grant that...

    (Make your request here...)

    as soon as God deems fit.

    Amen.
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  • Please pray for these intentions

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    • For my nephew, that he find his way to his true healthy self
    • For my niece
    • For health and peace for my grand niece and brother-in-law, and for our country and all our children.
    • For my husband and daughter’s father who passed 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer.  For those fighting this dreadful disease and all those with cancer…. May they find peace.
    • For my nephew Claudio and my friend Tommy ,both have cancer
    • The Heath of my sister Maryann
    • Protect the people in Ukraine and bring peace.
    • For my brother who is fighting deadly infectious disease
    • Please pray for me Yesterday I fell and broke my leg I’m having surgery today
    • For my niece who has cancer
    • Please Pray for my daughter Maria She is battling cancer for the 3rd time
    • Granddaughter help her through her anxiety.
    • For  my brother who has leukemia and is in need of healing. Needs to become father.
    • Pray for my son to overcome his mental issues and turn to Jesus for help and guidance in all things.
    • For my daughter to enjoy her life and come back to the church
    • For my children to embrace their faith
    • The souls of the faithful departed. (AB) For peace and clarity with future opportunities.
    • By the intercession of St Padre Pio please king Jesus Christ heal my parents and grant them your salvation; deliver me from darkness and grant me wisdom and wealth. Amen
    • For a successful job interview to replace lost income.
    • For a successful job interview to replace lost incomeFor my children’s hearts to be converted so they turn to their faith for comfort, to the church and it’s catechism for guidance, and to the Holy Spirit for Wisdom.
    • Peace in the family
    • Please God. Give My Mom Strength and Cure her from Cancer. Amen
    • Please cure my Mom from Cancer We need her. Also, please give her and my family strength. Amen. 
    • Family to reunite with each other. Also, good health for myself and my husband. Prayers for a recovery from surgery for 3 friends and a job to work out for my nephew and for my sister to not be alone. I ask that in Jesus’ name Amen
    • For our family to return to being together again and talk and see each other again. For good health.
    • Please pray for my youngest sister, Joyce, who has Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer.
    • Please God, Padre Pio and St Raphael please heal My Mom Kathleen from cancer. Please send her strength and please cure her from This. Amen
    • I pray for Father John and all Priests to feed God’s sheep and I pray that I may always keep my family safe and secure and close to Jesus.
    • Please pray for one of our Parish families that is experiencing difficulties at this time
    • For my daughter, Colleen (confirmed Kateri), that she soon finds a safe and affordable place to move in NYC.
    • Marielle, Mary, Pat, William, Will, Brianna
    • Please pray that my husband’s job is moved back to New Jersey so he can remain working and living near his family. Thank you!
    • Please pray for my great niece. Mental, physical and spiritual health, for her peace and safety.
    • Please pray for the health of my husband Wayne to regain his strength to walk and fully recover from illness that has taken away the quality of his life.
    • For my mother, and other deceased family that they are at peace.
    • For all those who feel alone, lost and without hope that they receive grace and peace
    • For my son and daughter, as they await approval for a transplant operation
    • Asking for my friends at St. Leo the Great to please pray for my mother. She needs your prayers as she is in the hospital fighting for her life. Thank you for all your prayers! In Jesus' name, AMEN! 
    • Please pray for my daughter and son who struggle with anxiety and depression .
    • Virginia, mother of Cynthia, parishioner
    • Willingness to manage my mental health, and finding the strength to fight through the deep depression that is making my life feel so dark and hopeless.
    • Mom and Dad. Also Good buddy Harold
    • Please pray for good health for those who are sick & suffering.
    • For the health and well-being of my family
    • To be a better mother
    • I pray for all those who are unemployed or underemployed because of the pandemic
    • I pray for my dear friend the most loving and caring nurse I know.
    • Thomas
    • For my niece who contracted COVID away at college and is sick, scared and alone.
    • Please pray for my son Patrick who struggles with mental illness. Thank you
    • For the health of my family members
    • Please pray for active duty military in Iraq and Kuwait. In light of the recent activity, please pray for the safety of a member of our parish and the troops serving our country. Thank you.
    • Please Pray that my family will come back to the church
    • Please pray for my best friend - that she finds a treatment for her illness that she has been battling so valiantly.
    • For Pete who has Covid and pneumonia. And for his wife Regina, probably from stress, who ended up in the ER this week
    • For a new treatment to work for Ernest. Give him & his family the physical & mental strength to endure this journey.
    • Our Lady of Lourdes, please give Ernest the strength to endure the new treatments for Multiple Myloma which he has had for 5 years. We pray these new treatments will strengthen him
    • Please pray for my son DR who struggles with ADHD and anxiety.