August 1, 2014

Information on novenas, holy hours and prayer service for peace

Members of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis invite all in the archdiocese to join them in a series of novenas and holy hours, and a prayer service sponsored by The Church Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, all in an effort to curb the growing rate of homicidal violence in local communities.

The nine novenas can be found by logging on to the St. Monica Parish website at www.stmonicaindy.org, then clicking in the upper right on the text “Click here to pray novenas to end violence July 15-October 3.”

The novenas are also available on the St. Monica Parish Facebook page.

For those without access to a computer, printed copies of the novenas can be mailed by contacting Dabrice Bartet at 317-536-2998.

The remaining novenas and intentions are:

  • St. John Bosco, to end homicidal violence in schools, July 24-Aug. 1.
  • St. Dominic Savio, for young people to see the value in human life, Aug. 2-10.
  • St. Michael the Archangel, to protect and strengthen civil responders as they serve the community, Aug. 11-19.
  • St. Joseph, for families to become schools of love, Aug. 20-28.
  • St. Francis Xavier, for God to give us the grace to know our roles as peacemakers and bring hope to the hopeless, Aug. 29-Sept. 6.
  • Mary, Undoer of Knots, for perpetrators and their families, Sept. 7-15.
  • Mary, the Immaculate Conception, for families who lost loved ones to violence, that they know peace, Sept. 16-24.
  • St. Monica, for the return of the fallen-away to Christ, Sept. 25-Oct. 3.

The holy hours for peace will be held in St. Monica Parish’s daily chapel, 6131 N. Michigan Road, in Indianapolis, from 8-9 p.m. on Aug. 11, 19 and 28; Sept. 4, 15 and 24; and Oct. 3.

The Service for Remembering and Peacemaking, sponsored by The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, will take place at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 4052 E. 38th St. in Indianapolis, at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. †

 

(Related: Indianapolis parish invites all to pray nine novenas for an end to violence)

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