Dear American Friend,
On your Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to be sure to remind you of this:
“You are greatly appreciated!”
There is no greater blessing God has given me than the people that support, pray and join me in my mission to advance the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church, in communion with our Saints.
I pray you are reminded not just today but every day,
of how grateful I am for you all.
May God bless you and your beloved families.
Thanksgiving Day Prayer
We thank you, Father,
for the gift of Jesus, Your Son,
who came to our earth
and lived in a simple home.
We have a greater appreciation
of the value and dignity
of the human family
because He loved
and was loved within its shelter.
Bless us this day.
may we grow in love,
for each other in our family
and so give thanks to You,
who are the Maker of all human families
and our abiding peace.
St Andrew’s Christmas Novena – Begins on St Andrew’s Feast Day – 30 November
Prepare for the arrival of our King!
Just a reminder of this beautiful Catholic tradition
The Feast of Saint Andrew has always been closely associated with the beginning of Advent as it is on 30 November, around the First Sunday of Advent. In light of that fact, a prayer was developed as a daily preparation for Christmas and took 30 November as its starting point.
It is sometimes called the Christmas Novena, St Andrew’s Novena, St Andrew’s Christmas Prayer, or the Christmas Anticipation Prayer.
It is a beautiful prayer that focuses on the moment of Christ’s birth and can act as an inspiring meditation for Advent and of course, we pray for our own intentions – 15 times a day – God is listening! The prayer is customarily prayed 15 times a day, as a family, it is most efficacious to pray it five times before and after mealtimes, alternating the family members.
Let us prepare our hearts to welcome Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer and pray the “Christmas Novena.”
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe,
I beseech Thee, O my God,
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
………………… [here mention your request]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ
and of His blessed Mother.
Dearly Beloved, as my beloved St Paul would say,
WordPress Techies are helping me to get my Site running correctly, so I will be absent today, whilst hopefully, they correct my problems.
Blessed Sunday to you all!
Something has gone horribly wrong with the PC – I pray it is just a simple fix but being rather IT compromised, I have no idea what to do and will have to find a professional or perhaps, a 10 year old IT genius, to help.
WordPress is stuttering and stammering along and the Browser crashes every few minutes. These few words have taken thus far, 5 minutes!
I’ll be back asap but in the meantime I will be praying for you all, dear fellow-pilgrims.
For dear Hugh, Holy Mass was offered for you last week for your immense assistance to this little project. Thank you! If anyone can offer any help at all, a few dollars or pennies per month, will be received with all my heart of thanks.
See you all soon. May God bless you and your loved ones!
Dear Valued Friend and Follower
Your donation, regardless of how big or small it may be, makes a big difference in helping me to continue existing to spread the glory of our beautiful Faith.
May God bless you all!
I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart,
I will declare all your wondrous deeds.
I will delight and rejoice in you,
I will sing hymns to your name, Most High.
I offer too, a Prayer of Thanksgiving, for the great love and generosity of dear friends and supporters
Holy Mass will be celebrated for them, on
8 October and 10 October, respectively
“I always thank my God for you”
1 Corinthians 1:4