St. Andrew Christmas Novena
  • I realize there is already a request for CMAA-wide novena for November... but as Nov. 30 is the feast of St. Andrew, just wanted to mention the pious practice of the Christmas Novena that begins on his feast and runs through to Christmas.

    The intent is to recite the following prayer 15x daily between 11/30 and Christmas, although you may choose to simply recite daily or before each meal:
    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 through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
  • Any particular prayer requests/intentions we could offer?

    From my side - please prayer for a recently deceased friend and church musician, Nicholas Basson.