March 1, 2013

Novena for the upcoming election of our new Pope

In preparation for the upcoming election of a new Sovereign Pontiff, all
are invited to pray the following novena from March 1st. to the 9th.  The
novena will consist of the Veni Creator Spiritus, the collect of the
votive Mass for the election of a Sovereign Pontiff, and three

Veni Creator Spiritus

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. From thy bright heavenly throne! Come,
take possession of our souls. And make them all Thine Own!
Thou who art called the Paraclete, Best gift of God above, The Living
Spring, The Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True Love!
Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, Finger of God’s right hand,
His Promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand!
O guide our minds with thy blest light, With love our hearts inflame, And
with thy strength, which ne’er decays, Confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our hellish foe, True peace unto us bring, And through
all perils guide us safe Beneath thy sacred wing.
Through Thee may we the Father know, Through Thee the Eternal Son, And
Thee the Spirit of them both Thrice blessed Three in One.
Now to the Father, and the Son Who rose from death, be glory given, With
Thee, O holy Comforter, Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
V/ Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created:
R/ An Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

The collect of the Missal for the election of a Pope

O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless
mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his
zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever
be honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord
Jesus Christ.

V/ Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
R/ pray for us who have recourse to Thee!
V/ Saint Pie V.
R/ pray for us.
V/ Saint Pie X.
R/ pray for us.