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Novena to Our Lady, Queen of Apostles for Fr. Noel and your special intentions.OLQA
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The Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles
is celebrated on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday
.

Day One

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(AA 1: 12-15), ‘So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; present were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. With one heart all these joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers- there were about a hundred and twenty people in the congregation.

3. St. Vincent says:
‘Wherever I shall be, I intend to imagine myself to be together with all creatures in the Cenacle in Jerusalem where the Apostles received the Holy Spirit. I shall remind myself to renew this desire often. As the Apostles were there with Mary, so will I be in spirit with the most beloved Mother and Jesus. As they are my special intercessors, I am confident that they will help me and all other creatures to receive the abundance of the Spirit.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Two

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(AA 2:3), ‘They were all filled with the Holy Spirit’.

3. St. Vincent says:
‘Both the Union of Catholic Apostolate and the community of the priests and brothers were founded under the special protection of Blessed Mary, Queen of Apostles. Through her most powerful intercession Mary asks for the graces, gifts and mercies that each one needs in order to achieve, in a successful and lasting manner, the aims of the Union of Catholic Apostolate. More than this, we have in Mary an effective example of the very works of charity and zeal which characterise the Union of Catholic Apostolate. Although Mary was neither priest nor one of the twelve Apostles, she dedicated herself with such perfection to the work of charity and zeal that the Church accords her the august title Queen of Apostles not merely as an honor, but because she fully merits this title.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Three

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(AA 2:17), ‘I shall pour out my Spirit on all humanity, Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young people shall see visions, your old people dream dreams’.

3. St. Vincent says:
‘As Daughter of the Eternal Father, I promise to obtain for you the power to overcome all the enemies of your soul. As mother of the eternal Incarnate Word, I will obtain for you the spirit of a priesthood totally committed to the Gospel. As bride of the Holy Spirit, it is my ardent wish to obtain for you the fullness of his gifts, as the Apostles received them, so that, by imitating the Apostles, you will be able to fulfil the mission you received from Jesus Christ: to seek nothing other than the Glory of God and the salvation of soul’.

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Four

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(1 Cor. 12: 7) ‘The particular manifestation of the Spirit granted to each one is to be used for the general good.’

3. St. Vincent says:
‘Almighty Father, you sent the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles who were gathered around Mary in prayer. By her intercession send us your Spirit so that we may be your faithful witnesses. Help us to work courageously for the spreading & deepening of faith & love.

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Five

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(Rm. 8: 14-15) ‘ All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, Abba, Father!’

3. St. Vincent says:
The Union of Catholic Apostolate, which acts under special protection of Most Holy Mary, Queen of Apostles, has taken as its aim to invite all, individual and groups, to use whatever means they have at their disposal, but at very least the means of prayer, to work together in continuing the work begun by the Divine Redeemer.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Six

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(Rm 8: 26-27) ‘And as well as this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be put into words; and he who can see into all hearts knows what the Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God’s holy people are always in accordance with the mind of God.’

3. St. Vincent says:
‘As we look towards Mary, Jesus: help us attain a deeper knowledge of ourselves. Help us to purify ourselves and to stand in your presence cleansed of all sin.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Seven

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2.
Word of God:
(Gal 5: 22-24) ‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, and self control; no law can touch such things as these.

3. St. Vincent says:
‘O my God, I resolve to love, honour and glorify my beloved Mother, with the love, honor and glory with which you yourself loved, honored and glorified her.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Eight

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(1Jh 3: 17-18) ‘If anyone is well-off in worldly possessions and sees his brother/sister in need but closes his heart to him/her, how can the love of God be remaining in him?’
3. St. Vincent says:
‘If we are really animated by the spirit of love, we will always treat all with love, we will look on all with love, we will think of all with love and will speak of all with love.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


Day Nine

1. Hymn to the Holy Spirit.

2. Word of God:
(Col. 4: 2) ‘Be persevering in your prayers and be thankful as you stay awake to pray.’

3. St. Vincent says:
‘Holy Spirit, you live and reign in your Church. Fill us more and more with your power. Give us the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and strength, of knowledge and piety and fear of the Lord. Make us one in you and grant that your Church may live united in your love.’

4. Intercessions.

5. Prayer of St. Vincent Pallotti to Mary, Queen of Apostles.
L. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles,
R. we know that God’s commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, impels us to cooperate in the saving mission of the Church.
L. Realizing our weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession.
R. We are confident that through God’s mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you who are our Mother, will obtain for us the strength of the Holy Spirit as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the Cenacle.
L. Therefore, relying on your powerful intercession, we are resolved from this moment on, to devote our talents, learning, material resources, health, sickness and trials, and every gift of nature and grace, to the greater glory of God and the salvation of all.
R. We wish to do all that lies within our power to promote the Catholic Apostolate for the revival of faith and love in the people of God and so bring all to faith in Jesus Christ.
L. And if a time should come when we shall no longer be able to work physically for this end, we will never cease to pray that there may be one fold and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.
R.. In this way, we hope to enjoy the fruits of the apostolate of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Amen.

6. Hymn to Our Lady.


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