79th Annual Novena to Our Lady of the Snows Continues Through August 5th
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Thursday, July 28 – Friday, August 5, 2022
7:30 p.m. Mass nightly Church of Our Lady of the Snows
“Like Mary, In Communion with God“
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. Find the streaming video on www.snows,org
Each evening will close with praying the rosary as a community, with an outdoor procession with the statue of Our Lady .
Thursday, July 28
Like Mary, We are Chosen by God to be His People
Focus: Just as God chose Abraham as His people, we have been chosen to be His children forever.
Presider: Reverend Salvador “Chava” Gonzalez, OMI Shrine Co-Director
Friday, July 29
Like Mary, We are Called to be One with God
Focus: As God is in our midst, let us embody his calling in our hearts and lives.
Presider: Reverend Robert Flannery, Pastor of St. Francis Xavier, Carbondale, IL
Saturday, July 30
Like Mary, Let us be of Service to Those in Need
Focus: Like Mary, going out as an instrument of God’s blessings to those who are ill.
Presider: The Most Reverend Michael McGovern, Bishop of Belleville
Anointing of the Sick
Sunday, July 31
Like Mary, We Present and Dedicate our Lives to God through Jesus
Focus: Let our offerings of praise and sacrifice, prayers and faith examples be pleasing to the Lord.
Presider: Rev. James Thomas
Monday, August 1
Like Mary, We Align Ourselves to God’s Peace
Focus: Just as Mary worried as a mother, the Lord provides his protection and grace for our worldly situations.
Presider: Reverend Louis Studer, OMI Provincial
Tuesday, August 2
Like Mary, We Embrace God’s Loving Kindness and Mercy in our Hearts
Focus: As God gifts us with his love and mercy, let us live in his graces and strength and bring about his kingdom.
Presider: Reverend Lawrence Mariasoosai, OMI Immaculate Conception Cathedral, San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, August 3
Like Mary, we Gather all to Recognize God in our Midst
Focus: So we may all be one, let our words and deeds be in the one mediator, Jesus Christ.
Presider: Reverend Monsignor William McGhee, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville, IL
Thursday, August 4
Like Mary, We Trust in God Wholeheartedly
Focus: Like Mary, witnessing God’s promises in our midst and lives.
Presider:Most Rev. Anthony W. Krotki, OMI, Bishop Diocese of Churchill-Hudson, Canada
Friday, August 5
Like Mary, We Continually Receive God’s Blessings in this Sacred Place
(Feast of Our Lady of the Snows)
Focus: Like Jacob, recognizing God’s blessings from this shrine (1st reading) and understanding Jesus’ mission to bring God into our lives (gospel)
Presider: Bishop Michael McGovern
Homilist: Fr. David Uribe, OMI Shrine Co-Director
For more information, please contact Heather Miller, Coordinator of Music and Liturgy,email@example.com or (618) 394-6276