126th St. Ann Novena Begins Saturday
St. Ann Church (Covington) invites all to the novena to St. Ann the parish has prayed annually since 1888.
The nine-day celebration of prayers and Masses began July 18 and will end July 26th with the feasts of St. Joachim and St. Ann.
French priest Fr. Louis Clermont established a shrine to St. Ann at the small Kentucky church with a relic he brought from Rome and began the annual novena, which brought hundreds of Catholics to Covington. It culminated in a candle-lit procession through the streets of Covington with a statue of St. Ann on July 26th, which thousands would attend.
Today the novena is smaller and no longer includes a procession but still draws many faithful who pray for St. Ann’s intercession, particularly for their families, mothers, grandmothers, housewives, and pregnant women or women having difficulty becoming pregnant.
Novena prayers begin at the church at 7 pm, followed by Mass at 7:15. This year’s novena theme is “Moral Virtues.”
Schedule for 2015 Novena:
- July 18th (Prudence) Deacon Joseph L. Baker
- July 19th (Justice) Deacon Timothy A. Britt
- July 20th (Reverence) Deacon Marvin B. Holstein
- July 2 (Obedience) Deacon Thomas L. Nolan
- July 22nd (Fortitude) Deacon Robert A. Stoeckle
- July 23rd (Temperance) Fr. Albert E. Ruschman
- July 24th (Chastity) Deacon Michael J. Keller
- July 25th (Humility) Deacon Nicholas J. Schwartz
- July 26th (Gentleness) Fr. John E. List
Mass will be followed each evening by individual blessings with a relic of Saint Ann and the opportunity for Confession. Holy cards, rosaries and religious items will be available for sale each night. A reception will follow the July 26th Mass.
St. Ann Church is a Mission of St. John the Evangelist Church.
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