Process – Steps How To

Novena of Masses  /  ‘4-Corners Priestly Prayer  /  Eucharistic Procession

1) NOVENA OF MASSES

Suggestions and 10 Steps: How to Organize a Diocesan NOVENA OF MASSES as SPIRITUAL WARFARE to END ABORTION

Suggestion: conduct a Novena of Masses during each of the two 40 Days for Life Campaigns held each year. This provides helpful publicity about a major worldwide effort to end abortion. The beauty and power of this diocesan-wide Mass Novena is that the Priests/parishes are in SOLIDARITY with THEIR BISHOP, and every Mass is offered for a specific abortion business in the diocese (or in a nearby diocese) to PERMANENTLY CLOSE, and for the conversion of the staff (including the abortionists).

The key to this devotion is to get your diocesan Pro-life Director — & hopefully your Bishop — to support this effort.

  1. Decide the nine days the Novena will be conducted.
  2. Ask the Bishop (several weeks before) to write a LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT for 40 Days For Life and include the request that Priests/parishes participate in the Novena of Masses for this intention: “the permanent closing of [specific abortion business name] abortion business and the conversion of its staff”.
  3. The Pro-Life/Respect Life Diocesan Director sends the Bishop’s Endorsement Letter electronically to all Priests/parishes in the diocese.To read a recent Endorsement Letter of Bishop Baker, CLICK HERE.At least 6 weeks before the Novena of Masses is set to begin, the Pro-Life/Respect Life Diocesan Director or a member of the Diocesan Pro-Life Commission sends an email message** to all Parish Pro-Life Representatives, with the Bishop’s Endorsement Letter attached, requesting that all the Reps contact their parish secretary &/or Pastor to schedule one or more Masses for this Novena.  [If the Endorsement Letter is not yet ready, send anyway, and then send the Endorsement attachment in a later email message.]

    If your diocese has PARISH PRO-LIFE REPRESENTATIVES, have the Reps contact their pastor and church secretary to sign up their parish to officially offer one Mass on one day (or more) during the Novena of Masses, with the specific intention to pray for the permanent closing of “—“ abortion facility in your diocese, & for the conversion of its abortion staff.

    NOTE: If your diocese does not have a diocesan pro-life director, or if you experience a lack of interest/support for the St. Clare Project at the diocesan level, you can reach out to Priests & lay people in your diocese who might be willing to work with you to make the Novena of Masses a reality.

  4. Start well in advance, and send follow-up ‘e-reminders’ to motivate more Reps to get this scheduled.
  5. This exact intention should be written in the church Mass book with the intention (“for the permanent closing of —- abortion business & for the conversion of its staff”). If possible, the intention should be announced in the church bulletin and during the Mass.
  6. Scheduled Masses are reported by email or phone to one Coordinator who records all the Masses in a simple schedule. When the initial email letter is mailed out to the Diocesan Parish Pro-Life Representatives (or interested People of Life) in the diocese, they can simply schedule the Mass at their parish and then reply on the email with the Date, Time, Parish, and Priest.All that is absolutely needed is to have 9 Masses scheduled for this intention (see above), one each day for 9 consecutive days.NOTE: We have found that the larger parishes need this notice months ahead to be able to find Mass times available for the specific Novena dates; so if you hope to set your NOVENA OF MASSES for this fall, try to set the 9-Day Novena Dates early, and begin to circulate this information to all the parishes.

    If you should encounter difficulties in scheduling even 9 consecutive Masses for this intention, plan far enough in advance in order to reach out to Priests in other areas, even Missionaries, to offer a Mass on the days needed to complete the Novena. It may be necessary, then, to offer a Mass stipend.

  7. Regular email updates are sent to the Parish Pro-Life Reps to make sure all nine days are covered with Masses.   NOTE: Some churches also want to offer Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hours. This is absolutely wonderful! Please keep in mind that there must be at least 9 consecutive days of Masses during the Novena, however.
  8. Publicize the schedule of the Novena of Masses as much as possible, and by all means possible! Include an article in your diocesan newspaper.
  9. Invite and encourage everyone to attend as many of these Masses as possible, and to unite spiritually to all the Masses and Holy Hours every day of the Novena. Also invite everyone to join their daily Masses, rosaries, Holy Hours, and other alms for this specific intention. Even long after the Novena of Masses ends, encourage everyone to unite spiritually every day with those Infinite Masses, which are always PRESENT before Almighty God, for the closing of ALL abortion sites nation and worldwide!!
  10. Thank God for the Novena of Masses.Then, the infinite prayers begin, rising like incense to our Merciful God for the closing of this one specific abortion facility in the diocese.
  11. While this happens post-Novena, please be sure to send postal or e- Thank You messages to all the Priests who offered a Mass (Masses) on behalf of their parishioners as part of the Novena of Masses.  Our Priests need to be thanked and appreciated for their part in this Infinite Spiritual Warfare!

Sample E-Letter sent to Parish Pro-Life Representatives

The measure of Love is to love without measure…

Dear Diocese of Birmingham Parish Pro-Life Representatives,

We hope you are doing well and that you are continuing to pray fervently for the Cause of Life throughout the world, including praying daily for an in-pouring of Purity and Modesty, and for Holy Marriages, for all people in our diocese, state, nation, and world.

The main purpose of this message is to encourage you, as our Diocesan Pro-Life Representatives, to…

— read & distribute the attached LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT for the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE from Bishop Baker. Let everyone know of our Bishop’s support for this campaign and for the Novena of Masses!

— begin today to schedule one or more Masses, offered by your parish, for the Novena of Masses, [Date], and to…

— begin publicizing the upcoming 40 DAYS FOR LIFE Campaign in your parishes & communities to raise awareness and to generate prayer & fasting for the Cause of Life during this 40 Days for Life worldwide campaign.

In just — weeks, 40 Days for Life will kick off in — cities in — countries … with new locations worldwide!

Please watch – and encourage everyone you know to watch — this 2+-minute video at the 40 DFL website,  https://40daysforlife.com/2016/01/20/video-top-reasons-to-march/

 

DATES OF IMPORTANCE & ACTION ALERT

1)  CANDLELIGHT VIGIL begins the Campaign

2)  Date (Ash Wednesday) – Date (Palm Sunday) – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGNS – www.40daysforlife.com

Please Publicize the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE, beginning now, by regular Bulletin Announcements, Pulpit Announcements, Flyers around your parish facility & community, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), word of mouth, email messages, and any other means you can employ, to your parish, family, & friends, and make copies to distribute far & wide!!!

For superb 2016-2017 RESPECT LIFE PROGRAM materials from the USCCB (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops), visit http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/index.cfm

3)  [Date]   — NOVENA OF MASSES

SPECIFIC INTENTION: the permanent closing of the [exact name of one abortion business], and for the conversion of its staff.

We NEED YOUR HELP to get these Masses scheduled!  Time marches on, so please send the Mass date, time, parish, and Priest (if known) asap.

We ask every parish to offer at least one Mass, in union with our Bishop and Diocese, for the intention above.

Please contact your church secretary/Pastor as soon as possible to get your parish Mass scheduled, with the Intention listed above, especially at parishes which schedule Masses months in advance! Then, reply on this email with that information.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING SUCH CARING HEARTS…

…FOR THEIR LIVES!

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“Error may flourish for a time, but Truth will prevail in the end.

The only effect of error ultimately is to promote Truth.”

John Cardinal Newman

 

 [Schedule Kept in simple Notepad. The Priests’ names have been removed for this posting.]

NOVENA OF MASSES, SPRING 201_

Sunday, 18 March

  5:00 PM (*Priest’s Name) (**Parish Name)

  10:00 am Mass (*) (**)

 

Monday, 19 March (St. Joseph)

  7 pm Mass (*) (**)

  6:20 am Mass (*) (**)

  8:30 am Mass (*) (**)

  12:00 Noon Mass (*) (**)

  7 pm Mass (*) (**)

 

Tuesday, 20 March

  5:15 pm Student Mass (*) (**)

  9:00 am Mass (*) (**)

  12:00 Noon Mass (*) (**)

  5:00 pm Mass (*) (**)

 

Wednesday, 21 March

  6:00 pm Mass (*) (**)

  8:30 am Mass (*) (**)

  5:30 pm Mass (*) (**)

  5:30 pm Mass (*) (**)

  11:30 am Senior Mass (*) (**)

 

Thursday, 22 March

  8:00 am Mass (*) (**)

  8:00 am  Mass (*) (**)

  7:30 am Mass (*) (**)

 

Friday, 23 March

  9:00 am School Mass (*) (**)

  6:20 am Mass (*) (**)

  8:15 am Mass (*) (**)

 

Saturday, 24 March

  5:00 pm Mass (*) (**)

  8:30 am Mass (*) (**)

 

Sunday, 25 March

  10:30 am Spanish Mass (*) (**)

 

Monday, 26 March (Annunciation)

  6:20 am Mass (*) (**)

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If you have any other questions about how to conduct the Novena of Masses, please contact us. Holy Hours, and even several Hours of Adoration at parishes may be offered in addition to Masses.

 

2) ‘4-CORNERS’ PRIESTLY PRAYER

Find 4 PRIESTS who would be willing to PRAY THE LEONINE DELIVERANCE PRAYERS (St. Leo XIII Exorcism Prayers) around an abortion business (as close to the 4 corners as they legally can, as in Rockford Illinois) as often as possible…

ONCE THEY GET THEIR BISHOP’S PERMISSION, they could go and pray together whenever they can [this should be done very discretely – it should not be a big publicized event, but rather, the Priests should plan & execute this prayer time among themselves… the exorcism prayers, while not a formal exorcism, are still very powerful, and the Priests should be the only ones involved].

NOTE: It might be prudent, if opposing people in the area could cause issues, to have 1-4 lay men nearby to deflect any interruption of the prayers.

If you recall, the Priests in Rockford started this in 2010, and this huge abortion facility shut down in 2012!

One version of the Leonine Deliverance Prayers can be found HERE.

NOTE: In geographically large dioceses, and for health reasons, Priests who simply cannot be physically at the abortion sites can pray at their own parishes. Other Priests may want to print out SATELLITE PHOTOS of abortion sites where the ‘4-Corner’ Priestly Prayer will be occurring, and pray at the same time, looking upon those photos.

 

3) EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION

The Procession can be very short, OR, a Jericho March can be conducted by processing around the abortion site 7 times, in silent prayer. That is the prerogative of the Bishop/Priest.

The Bishop and/or Priest, announces an EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION to a particular abortion business, holds the MONSTRANCE at these gates of hell, and prays that these gates WILL NOT PREVAIL.

And then, see what OUR GOD will DO!!

 

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WHO Will Bring Him to the gates of hell – these gates which CANNOT PREVAIL?!

“But Moses answered the people, ‘FEAR NOT!  STAND your ground, and you will see the VICTORY THE LORD WILL WIN for you today. These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. THE LORD HIMSELF WILL FIGHT FOR YOU; YOU HAVE ONLY TO KEEP STILL.’”

GOD will work the miracles; HE will win the Battle for Life, if we will just stand WITH HIM and humbly pray & humbly act, instead of trying to be in charge.

This is GOD’S BATTLE; we are HIS pawns, HIS Soldiers, who follow HIS orders…

SOLDIERS OF CHRIST, IT IS TIME TO CAST OUT ALL THE OBSTACLES AND FIGHT THIS BATTLE FOR HUMAN LIFE IN EARNEST, UNDER GOD’S LEADERSHIP!!

THE TIME IS NOW!!

JESUS CHRIST IS READY & WAITING TO BE CARRIED TO THE FRONTLINES FOR THE BATTLE!!

WHO WILL BRING HIM???

MAY WE ALL SAY, “HERE AM I, LORD!!”

As you pray and hopefully get at least one of these efforts in your diocese, please also pass along this website, if you will, to others who are yearning to do MORE

Let’s PRAY DAILY FOR ALL OF OUR BISHOPS TO BE COURAGEOUS & FEARLESS IN PROCLAIMING THE PRIMACY OF GOD’S LAWS!!

FOR THEIR LIVES!!