Mother’s Day Novena05/13/2018 - 05/21/2018
What is a Mother’s Day Novena?
With our Mother’s Day Novena beginning on May 13 it is timely to explain what a Novena is.
A novena is an act of religious devotion that dates back to ancient Christianity. It consists of private or public prayers, devotions or repeated on successive days to obtain special intercessory graces. Novenas may include such devotions as the rosary or prayers dedicated to a particular saint or angel including the Blessed Mother and Our Lord. In Medieval days it was common practice to have daily Mass for nine consecutive days for the recently deceased. Other fitting occasions for novenas include mourning, anticipation of a burial, celebration of a major church feast, individual or group petition and indulgences for the remission of sin. Certain novenas can be performed in common with the worshipping community or in private.
During our Mother’s Day Novena, we will remember our dear Mothers, both living and deceased, and we will be calling upon several retired priests to assist us in offering these Masses.
Drop by the Parish Office to pick up a card and arrange for your Mother to be included.
Date(s) - 05/13/2018 - 05/21/2018
Time(s) - 12:00 am
Mission San Diego de Alcalá
10818 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108