Wednesday, 29 September 2010

15th Annual Novena

“Each year, the Association shall keep a novena for the perpetuation of the Traditional Latin Liturgy from 29th September to 7th October.” From the Statutes of St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association.

In 1996, in preparation for their first request to the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin for the regular provision of the Traditional Latin Mass for the people of the Diocese on Sundays and Holydays - a request still unfulfilled, a novena of prayer and penitence was made. The letter was delivered to the Bishop’s House on the last day of the novena.

You are invited to join by your prayers and penances in a novena for the perpetuation of the Traditional Latin Liturgy from 29th September, feast of St. Michael, Archangel, to 7th October, feast of the Most Holy Rosary.

This year, the theme of the novena is taken from the sermon of H.E., Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signature (Supreme Court), at Mass for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Cork, on Sunday, 11th July, 2010:

"Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, by his Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, which was promulgated three years ago, on July 7th of 2007, has desired that the two expressions of the one Roman Rite in the Church, that is, the Roman Missal of Blessed John XIII and the Roman Missal of the Servant of God Pope Paul VI, should mutually enrich one another for the sake of a greater holiness of life among all the faithful and for the sake of drawing to Christ those who do not yet believe in Him Whose glorious presence with us in the Church appears most fully in the Sacred Liturgy, above all, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass."