Wednesday, July 28 – Thursday, August 5, 2021

Healing and Hope Novena

 

7:30 p.m. Mass nightly  Church of Our Lady of the Snows

With Mary, Giving Thanks to God

2021 Themes

Wednesday, July 28: Mary, a Dwelling of God
Focus:
  God makes His dwelling with us through Jesus and Mary.
Presider: Rev. Mark Dean, OMI
King’s House Retreat Center, Belleville, IL

Thursday, July 29: Mary, Mother of Our Savior
Focus: 
The Lord hears the cry of the poor and sends His help from heaven.
Presider: Rev. James Deiters
Pastor, St. Clare of Assisi Church, O’Fallon, IL

Friday, July 30: Mary, Intercessor For All Our Trials and Fears
Focus:
  Through selfless intercession, God shines His face on his people.
Presider: Rev. Jesse Esqueda, OMI
Superior, Oblate Tijuana Mission

Saturday, July 31: Mary, Sign of Our Health, Healing and Divine Hope
Includes Anointing of the Sick
Focus:
  The suffering servant will receive God’s blessings.
Presider: Very Rev. Louis Studer, OMI
Provincial, United State Province
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Sunday, August 1: Mary, Refuge of Sinners and Mother of Reconciliation
Focus:  God reconciled the world through Christ.  Christ reconciled us to God.
Presider: Most Rev. Michael McGovern
Bishop, Diocese of Belleville, IL


Monday, August 2: Mary, Model of Hospitality to God’s People
Focus:
  Let your virtues be a blessing to others and show hospitality to those in need.
Presider: Very Rev. John Iffert
Vicar General, Diocese of Belleville, IL


Tuesday, August 3: Mary, In Union with the Father and Her Son Jesus
Focus:
  The Lord is in our midst and we are one with Him.
Presider: Msgr. William Hitpas
Pastor, St. Nicholas Parish, O’Fallon, IL


Wednesday, August 4: Mary, Perpetually Directing Us to Life in Jesus
Focus:
  As water sustains us, so will the blessings from the Lord.
Presider: Msgr. Carl Scherrer
Pastor, Immaculate Conception Church, Columbia, IL


Thursday, August 5: Mary, A Sign of God’s Promise to His People

(Feast of Our Lady of the Snows)
Focus: 
 The Lord said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Presider: Fr. David Uribe, OMI
Director, Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Our Blessed Mother continues to be a model of great faith, a woman who accepted God’s will in her life despite the many trials and challenges, despite times of great uncertainty and great sorrow. This year alone has given us many challenges, uncertainty and sorrows. Join us for these nine special nights of prayer, and find hope knowing that despite all of the obstacles and pain Mary endured, God was always with her, as God remains with us.

All nine Novena Masses will be livestreamed and recorded.

Each evening will close with praying the rosary as a community, with an outdoor procession with the statue of Our Lady .

For more information, please contact Heather Miller, Coordinator of Music and Liturgy,hmiller@snows.org or (618) 394-6276

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