Novenas

What is a Novena?
A novena is a nine-day period of private or public prayer to obtain special graces, to implore special favors, or to make special petitions. (Novena is derived from the Latin “novem”, meaning nine.) As the definition suggests, the novena has always had more of a sense of urgency and neediness.

Novenas we celebrate at Saint Jude the Apostle:
Saint Jude Novena begins October 20
All Souls Novena begins November 2
Mary, Mother of the Church Novena begins November 30