All Urged to Pray for Our Nation and the Important Issues of our Time

Bishop John Noonan invites the faithful to pray a novena beginning on October 28 and continuing through November 5.

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Bishop John Noonan invites the faithful to pray a novena beginning on October 28 and continuing through November 5.

A novena is a traditional form of prayer which takes place over a period of nine days (the number of days which Mary and the Apostles spent in prayer between the Ascension and Pentecost).

To participate in this novena, spend some time during each of the nine days using the daily prayers, reflections, and the Novena Prayer found at this link. https://www.orlandodiocese.org/images/stories/ministries_offices/liturgy_music/novena_fc.pdf

By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be “salt for the earth, light for the nations.” As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person … As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (Catechism 1913-1915

Many additional resources for Faithful Citizenship can be found on the Diocese of Orlando website, www.orlandodiocese.org.

Bishop Noonan also invites Catholics to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on the eve of the election, a (adoration) holy hour on November 5, the day before the national elections.

Adoration and benediction prayers are found here: https://www.orlandodiocese.org/images/stories/ministries_offices/liturgy_music/adoration_fc.pdf