In honor of St. Veronica’s parish feast day, we will be praying the Novena to the Holy Face beginning Tuesday, July 4th for the nine days leading up to and ending on July 12th. We will pray the Novena at all Masses during that time period. Novena cards will be available in the pews. If you are unable to attend one of the Masses, we invite you to pray along with us at home. Because this devotion is based on the image of Our Lord’s face that appeared on Veronica’s veil (so beautifully depicted on our altar), it is especially fitting that our parish participates in this ancient and powerful Novena.
O my Jesus!
Cast upon us a look of mercy.
Turn Thy Face toward each of us,
as Thou didst to Veronica.
Not that we may see It with our bodily eyes,
for this we do not deserve,
but turn It toward our hearts,
so that remembering Thee,
we may ever draw from this fountain of strength,
the vigor necessary to sustain the combats of life. Amen.
(Composed by Blessed Pope Pius IX)