NOVENA OF GRACE
March 5-13, 2014
- March 5, 2014-Novena of Grace-Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ
- March 6, 2014-Novena of Grace-Jeremy Marks
- March 7, 2014-Novena of Grace-Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ
2014 Presenters and Theme
St. Ignatius Parish is excited to announce this year’s Novena presenters and theme. We welcome Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ, who works closely with migrant workers in Yakima, WA, Jeremy Marks, former Pastoral Associate at St. André Bessette Catholic Church, and St. Ignatius parishioner Jeannette Grimaldi. They will give reflections on this year’s theme: Hearts that Hunger: A Conversation with Our God from March 5-13. We’re eagerly anticipating the Novena kickoff in three weeks!
What is a Novena?
The Novena of Grace is a 9-day retreat in everyday life. It gives us an opportunity during Lent to sink down into a deeper reality where we can build true intimacy with God. If you are hungry for spiritual nourishment, eager for relevant spiritual wisdom, or longing for companionship in prayer, the Novena of Grace is for you. Join us as we humbly sing and pray with St. Francis Xavier for 9 days for our hearts deepest desires.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Monday, March 10 from 9:30 am – 5 pm
At the end of every Mass except those on the last day, you may come forward for an individual blessing with a Jesuit vow crucifix. Simply come to a person holding the cross and ask for a specific gift from God. The person will put the crucifix in your hands and pray for the grace you request. Some ask for healing from a serious illness, addiction, or a broken heart. Others ask for employment or world peace. There is no limit so freely ask your heart’s deepest desire.
We rely on your generosity for the continuation of this beautiful tradition. Envelopes and a basket are located on Mary’s altar, and a collection is taken on the last day. There is also a collection jar in the vestibule or you can make a donation online.
EMAIL US YOUR PRAYERS
PRAY WITH US ON FACEBOOK
Join the group “Praying the Novena of Grace”
Receive points for prayer, resources, and more. You’ll also be able to post and pray for petitions as you desire.
PRESENTERS FROM 2013 NOVENA
Fr. Gary Smith, SJ
Jessica Heringer, M.Div