ACTION ITEM! 200 Novena Participants

Let’s get
200 Novenas!


Keep it going!

Some of you have told me what Novena you are using:

St. Michael 10
St. Joseph 14
O.L. Perpetual Help 2 +1
54 day Rosary Novena for my pressing intentions – 3
St. Maximillian Kolbe 10
Sacred Heart 1
Daily Prayer for Priests 4
St. Gabriel 1
O.L. Undoer of Knots 3
St Christopher 1
St. Benedict 1
Litany of Loreto 1
St Anthony of Padua 1
St Anne de Beaupré 1
Infant of Prague 1
St. Dominic Savio 1
St. Anne 1
Fr. Dolondo Ruotolo’s Surrender Novena 1
Divine Mercy 1
Litany of Loreto 1
Chaplet of Reparation for Priests “In Sinu Jesu.” 1
unnamed 2

This won’t add up with the thermometer because a couple of you are doing more than one!


From a reader:


Ever since I emailed with you a few weeks ago, I have been trying to pray a novena for you. Now I am on my FOURTH attempt. You must be doing something great because the enemy is so opposed to a novena. I don’t normally have this problem, and I am using the “pray more novenas” app. I think we need to pull out the big guns. Let’s get more readers involved! Would you ask your readers to join me in a novena for you?

I am using the St Maximillian Kolbe Novena. I can imagine the Church Triumphant being bombarded with novenas from us.

Viva Christo Rey!!!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for these prayers.

I like this especially because St. Maximilian was a ham radio operator, and also because I have a rare 1st class relic of St. Maximilian!

Dear readers, when I posted about my recent travails, sparked by an organized campaign of cancel terror, I asked for your prayers and also a financial boost through more monthly subscriptions for donations. HERE Many of you wrote beautiful notes of encouragement. They are still coming in.  They really helped.

May I ask you also to participate in this request from a fellow reader for a Novena?

If I started with a campaign for 200 subscriptions, and got more, could we have a campaign for at least 200 Novena participants?

I suggest ANY NOVENA of your choosing.

However, for what it’s worth, I am praying to:

  • St. Joseph for material help
  • Mary, Queen of the Clergy for ecclesiastical help

Perhaps a Novena to St. Joseph or, one of my favorites, Our Lady of Perpetual Help by St. Alphonsus.  And there is always…. HERE

Lots of Novena HERE.  And they send reminders which is really helpful.

And you can also, please, pray for a truly hero priest, Fr. Dana Christensen, whose ALS is advancing.  HERE

So MANY priests and bishops to pray for.  So many.

It may be that you are not familiar with the spiritual practice of novena, nine days of prayers for an intention.   It is as Catholic as you can get.

Getting more people to pray more novena could be an important element in the revitalization of our Catholic identity in the face of what is surely coming our way in the near future.

Please, dear readers, pray a novena, any novena of your choosing, for me and also for others whom you know to need the assistance of Heaven.

If you are registered, chime in below.  Otherwise, you can write to me and tell me what you have chosen: HERE and put NOVENA in the subject line.

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  1. xraytango says:

    I will do the novena to St. Michael for your intentions.

  2. Cecelia1 says:

    Mother of Perpetual Help novena for your intentions.

  3. RobinDeLage says:

    My next 6 novenas will be a 54 day Rosary Novena for your pressing intentions, Father.

  4. Gab says:

    I will pray the St Joseph novena for you, Father.

  5. VForr says:

    I will begin a novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe for you, Father, on Ash Wednesday.

  6. Michael says:

    Count on a novena from me. I’m currently walking across America and have plenty of time to pray for you (and anyone else who needs prayers).

  7. JPaulZ says:

    I will pray the St. Joseph novena for you, starting today.

  8. Art says:

    I will pray the St. Joseph novena.

  9. snegopad says:

    Starting today a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  10. joycenaple says:

    I will pray the St Joseph novena for you and Father Christensen. God Bless!

  11. JakeMC says:

    I’m in! I’ll be using the novenas to St. Maximilian Kolbe and OLPH, as well as the Daily Prayer for Priests.

  12. Yes I will pray a novena for you! St. Gabriel staring on Thursday with the pray Catholic novenas app.

  13. TKS says:

    St. Joseph novena starting today for you, Father.

  14. Anneliese says:

    Novena attributed to Padre Pio. Also please pray for the Midwest and the South. We’re heading towards bad storms and right now it’s so very cold. I have ice burns on my left hand from touching a hand rail to walk down some steps. I held on for about 30 seconds without gloves because it’s easy for me to fall because I can’t get a good grasp. So please pray because this weather is so dangerous.

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  16. richdel says:

    54-Day Novena for the intentions you put there to St. Joseph and Our Lady Queen of Clergy

    I would like to add that I find a noteable joy in praying for you.

  17. Andreas says:

    Father Z; I know of your great affection and support for the Navy and Marine Corps, and as a retired Navy Officer myself will, through his Novena, thus be asking our patron saint, St. Christopher (followed each day by the Prayer for Priests) to aid you during this most challenging time.

  18. DavidGeorge says:

    Add two people to your count. I will be joined by my wife praying a novena to Saint Michael starting today.

  19. Amy Francesca, Obl OSB says:

    Pray Catholic Novena Prayers is the best app for novenas! St. Benedict is my holy Father, so add me for praying a novena to him for you.

  20. Grumpy Beggar says:

    – Caught this subject/thread it seems, just a little before I was beginning another set of Novenas- one to Our Blessed Mother (Under her title Notre Dame du Cap – shrine a few hours away but presently not allowed to visit) , and to St Ann under her title Ste. Anne de Beaupré -( shrine about twice as far away as Notre Dame du Cap – same conditions – not allowed to visit because of COVID-19 ; and only 10 people allowed per Mass anywhere in our province at the moment and not everywhere is open. Saint Joseph’s Oratory remains temporarily closed).

    I didn’t want to post the novena info too early Padre, because I always get oppressed when I start Novenas -despite the fact that they’re always completed if a day is missed. But I once found myself in an uncomfortable position where upon completing the prayers for the ninth day I had to ask our Blessed Mother – “Could you please accept my 14-day novena – with my apologies for the gaps in consistency.”
    So you and your intentions are in my Novena to Our Lady of the Cape and my novena to St Anne de Beaupré.
    As of today Feb 16th – day 4 completed successfully (without any gaps).

    God bless you Padre !

    Oremus ad invicem.

  21. beelady says:

    I will begin the Maximillian Kolbe Novena for you on Ash Wednesday.
    I have added your intentions to my daily rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet as well.

  22. Kansan says:

    My husband and I began the St. Maximillian Kolbe Novena on Shrove Tuesday for your intentions and will continue to include you in our daily rosary intentions.

  23. G1j says:

    Will begin Novena to Infant of Prague for you and our daughter who also is in need of prayers. My grandmother and mother had great devotion to the Infant. My grandmother was from Poland.

  24. lgreen515 says:

    I am on day five of a novena of rosaries for your intentions.

  25. EMV says:

    I’ve started the Our Lady, Undoer of Knots novena for your intentions, Father.

  26. Spinmamma says:

    Praying a Novena to St Michael the Archangel for your protection and for your intentions.

  27. DavidinWA says:

    Late to the game, but praying novena of Daily Prayer for Priests on your particular behalf.

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