Holy Family Novena, and Litany

I have adapted a Litany to the Holy Family to use for our congregation in Heyfield, especially in the novena leading up to the Feast of the Most Holy Family on the 29th December this year, and in the month of February.

Here is the novena:

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of loving Holy Church as I should, above every earthly thing, and of ever showing my love by deeds.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of openly professing as I should, with courage and without human respect, the faith that I received as your gift in holy Baptism.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of sharing as I should in the defense and propagation of the Faith when duty calls, whether by word or by the sacrifice of my possessions and my life.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of loving my family and others in mutual charity as I should, and establish us in perfect harmony of thought, will, and action, under the rule and guidance of the shepherds of the Church.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of conforming my life fully as I should to the commandments of God’s law and those of His Holy Church, so as to live always in that charity which they set forth.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I ask in particular this special favor:
that the Ordinariate Parish of the Most Holy Family in Gippsland may grow with thy grace.

Dedication of One’s Family:
Most loving Jesus, by Your sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience, and gentleness, You blessed with peace and happiness the family which You chose on earth. In Your mercy look upon my family. We belong to You, for we have received Your many blessings over many years and we entrust ourselves to Your loving care. Look upon my family in Your loving kindness, preserve us from danger, give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in imitation of Your holy Family, so that having revered You and loved You faithfully on earth, we may praise You eternally in heaven.

Mary, dearest Mother, to your intercession we have recourse, knowing that your Divine Son will hear your prayers. Glorious patriarch, Saint Joseph, help us by your powerful prayers and offer our prayers to Jesus through Mary’s hands. Amen.

Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, being subject to Mary and Joseph, You sanctified family life by Your beautiful virtues. Grant that we, with the help of Mary and Joseph, may be taught by the example of Your holy Family, and may after death enjoy its everlasting companionship.

Lord Jesus, help us ever to follow the example of Your holy Family, that in the hour of our death Your glorious Virgin Mother together with Saint Joseph may come to meet us, and we may be worthy to be received by You into the everlasting joys of heaven. You live and reign forever. Amen.

Here is the Litany, said on the last day of the novena.

Litany of the Most Holy Family

Lord, have mercy. R
Christ, have mercy. R
Lord, have mercy. R
Christ, hear us. R
Christ, graciously hear us. R
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. R
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. R
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. R
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. R

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Pray for us
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, most worthy of our veneration, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, called “the Holy Family” from all time, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, son, mother, and head of the Holy Family, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, divine child, pure spouse, and chaste spouse, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, restorers of fallen families, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, image of the Blessed Trinity here on earth, …
Holy Family, tested by the greatest of difficulties, …
Holy Family, with much suffering on the journey to Bethlehem, …
Holy Family, without a welcome in Bethlehem, …
Holy Family, visited by the poor shepherds, …
Holy Family, obliged to live in a stable, …
Holy Family, praised by the Angels, …
Holy Family, venerated by the wise men from the East, …
Holy Family, greeted by the pious Simeon in the temple, …
Holy Family, persecuted and exiled to a foreign country, …
Holy Family, hidden and unknown in Nazareth, …
Holy Family, faithful in the observance of divine laws, …
Holy Family, perfect model of the Christian family, …
Holy Family, center of peace and concord, …
Holy Family, whose protector is a model of paternal care, …
Holy Family, whose mother is a model of maternal diligence, …
Holy Family, whose Divine Child is a model of filial obedience, …
Holy Family, poor in material goods, but rich in divine blessings, …
Holy Family, as nothing in the eyes of men, but so great in heaven, …
Holy Family, our support in life and our hope in death, …
Holy Family, patron and protector of our family the Church, …

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world; R spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world; R hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world; R have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. R
Christ, graciously hear us. R

Let us pray.
JESUS, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family in the little town of Nazareth.

MARY, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, nourish our family with your faith and your love. Keep us close to your Son, Jesus, in all our sorrows and joys.

JOSEPH, Foster-father to Jesus, guardian and spouse of Mary, keep our family safe from harm. Help us in all times of discouragement or anxiety.

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, make our family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace. Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. May we always have God at the center of our hearts and homes until we are all one family, happy and at peace in our true home with you. Amen.

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2 Responses to Holy Family Novena, and Litany

  1. Beautiful – My Home Town by now Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York gave our new Parish the name – Holy Family Catholic Community. My more known church is now Holy Family – Sacred Heart but I was baptized at Sacred Heart by Fr. David O’Malley on Sunday, December 9th, 1962 and born on Wednesday, November 21st, 1962. Enjoy this beautiful February 2nd – the true end of Christmas. I know I will and start preparing myself for Lent and Easter especially after this harsh winter.

  2. thanking The holy family for granting my wish of becoming a leader in my School and cotinue to ask for more favoura thank you once again my holy family

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