Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church
Saturday Mornings during the 8:30 a.m. Mass
PLEASE KNEEL AS WE BEGIN OUR NOVENA:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, etc.
In Honor of the Holy Face Of Jesus
(composed by Saint Therese of the Child Jesus & the Holy Face)
o Jesus, I Who in Your bitter Passion I did become "The most abject
of men, a Man of Sorrows", II venerate Your Sacred Face, whereon
there once did shine I the beauty and sweetness of the Divinity; I but now for my sake, I it has become the face of a leper! I Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, IIrecognize Your Infinite Love, I and I am consumed with desire to love You and make You loved by all men. I The tears which stream in such abundance from Your sacred eyes I appear to me as so many precious pearls that I delight to gather up, I in order to purchase the souls of poor sinners by means of their infinite value.
o Jesus, I whose Adorable Face ravishes my heart, II implore You
to fix deep within me Your Divine Image I and to set me on fire with Your Love, I that so I may be found worthy I to come to the
contemplation of Your Glorious Face in Heaven. I Amen.
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Saint Francis Xavier Church
243 Abington Avenue West
Newark, New Jersey 07107
In Honor of
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Priest: O Mary conceived without sin,
People: Pray for us who have recourse to you. (3 times)
Priest and People: 0 Lord Jesus Christ, who have vouchsafed to glorify by numberless miracles / the Blessed Virgin Mary, / immaculate from the first moment of her conception, / grant that all who devoutly implore her protection on earth, / may eternally enjoy Your presence in Heaven, / who, with the Father and Holy Spirit,! live and reign, God, forever and ever. Amen. "
oLord Jesus Christ, / who for the accomplishment of Your greatest works, / have chosen the weak:things of the world; / that no flesh may glory in Your sight; / and who for a better and more widely diffused belief / in the Immaculate Conception of Your Mother, / have wished that the Miraculous Medal / be manifested to Saint Catherine Laboure, / grant, we beseech You, / that filled with like humility, / we may glorify this mystery by word and work. Amen