Novena to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
A “Novena” is a prayer repeated over nine days, for a particular intention or in preparation for a feast day. It takes it origin from Jesus’ instruction to the Apostles to remain in the City of Jerusalem until they were clothed with power from on high. They prayed for nine days, and on the tenth day (Pentecost) the Holy Spirit came.
In this Novena we ask you to pray for our Sunday school religious education program which begins on September 23rd. Please ask the intercession of St. Elizabeth Seton, a patron of religious education, for our students, parents and teachers.
If these prayers are prayed in a group, the roles of leader and “All” are delegated. If the prayer is prayed privately, one simply reads all the parts. You can start this 9 day novena on any day that you wish and continue each day until you reach 9 days. This novena can be prayed before or after Sunday school begins so we ask you to consider praying this novena at any time.