The next novena begins tomorrow (Saturday) and will be for the intention of strengthening marriage and family life. These nine days of prayer will lead up to Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (which we celebrate on September 8). We have seen the decline in our society due to the instability of family life. Let us pray for that trend to reverse itself. I realize that it is a three day weekend and we want to get in that last bit of summer fun, but I encourage you to take time to pray as well.
On this Labor Day weekend please pray also for all those who are seeking work. If you have the blessing of being gainfully employed, take time to give thanks to God for that blessing. If you are unemployed or underemployed and desire fruitful work, sincerely and humbly ask God for that need to be fulfilled.
Have a safe and blessed weekend!