Aug. 2: St. Alphonsus Novena for the Lost Sheep
Each year on its parish feast day, the FSSP’s apostolate in Baltimore begins a novena of Masses for the return of lost sheep. They call on their patron, Saint Alphonsus Liguori, who is also the patron saint of joints and connections in the body, to implore for us the healing of connections within the Mystical Body, the Church.
God granted Saint Alphonsus a powerful gift for the conversion of souls. And because so many of us know and pray for our loved ones who have fallen away from their faith and the Church, his burning zeal for the conversion of souls and his assuredly earnest intercession strengthens our hope.
The Novena of Masses begins on the parish’s feast day, 2 August, and concludes with the High Mass offered on Sunday, 8 August, celebrated as the External Solemnity of Saint Alphonsus Liguori. A procession with the statue of their patron through some of the most blighted streets in Baltimore, passing both a mosque and a Planned Parenthood clinic – as well as the chancellory and first cathedral of America’s premier see – follows the Mass.
You may watch the live broadcast of the initial evening Mass on 2 August and also the concluding High Mass on 8 August via their website.
They also invite you to enroll your specific intentions for the return of lost sheep. All Masses during the Novena will be offered for them.
Visit St. Alphonsus’s website for more information or to enroll: https://stalphonsusbalt.org/saint-alphonsus-novena
July 30, 2021