A Novena prayer in honor of St. Vincent de Paul

Thanks to solid evangelical outreach and friendly media coverage, Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the neighborhood of Nationals Park have become aware of the presence of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in their community.

Readers of this blog have also known of the recent addition of the Traditional Latin Mass to St. Vincent’s Saturday schedule.  Masses are scheduled at 9:00 am on each of the two remaining Saturdays in September.

In preparation for the Church’s annual Feast of St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday, September 27 (as observed in the Novus Ordo calendar), we commend to St. Vincent’s parishioners, and to all our readers, the following prayer — authorized by Pope Leo XIII in 1885 for use throughout the Universal Church — as a Novena in honor of its patron saint.

O glorious St. Vincent, heavenly patron of all charitable associations and father of all the unfortunate, who in thy lifetime didst not reject anyone who had recourse to thee; see now by how many evils we are oppressed, and come to our assistance. Obtain from our Lord help for the poor, solace for the sick, consolation for the afflicted, protection for the abandoned, charity for the rich, conversion for sinners, zeal for priests, peace for the Church, tranquility among nations, and salvation for all. May all feel the effects of thy merciful intercession, so that, sustained by thee in the miseries of this life, we may be able to join thee above, where there will be no more strife, lamentation or sorrow, but joy, exultation, and beatitude for ever. Amen.

Saturday Traditional Masses set for September at St. Vincent de Paul (DC)

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 9:00 am on each of the four Saturdays of September 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Washington’s Navy Yard neighborhood. These Masses will appear on our seven-day schedule.

St. Vincent de Paul Church is located at 14 M Street SE, one block north of Nationals Park and one-half block west of the Half Street / Ballpark exit from the Navy Yard station on Metrorail’s Green Line.

Saturday Low Masses scheduled for August at St. Vincent de Paul (DC)

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on each of the remaining Saturdays of August 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Washington’s Navy Yard neighborhood.

Low Mass will be offered at 7:00 am on August 9, 16, and 23, and at noon on August 30.  These Masses will appear on our seven-day schedule.

St. Vincent de Paul Church is located at 14 M Street SE, one block north of Nationals Park and one-half block west of the Half Street / Ballpark exit from the Navy Yard station on Metrorail’s Green Line.