Preaching will be Rev. Edward Richard, M.S., Dean of students, Vice Rector and Prof. of Moral Theology, Kenrick–Glennon Seminary.
Confessions begin one-half hour before Mass.
Remember that the novena continues through December 7.
From the Oratory’s Rector, Fr. Lenhardt:
Dear faithful and friends of St. Francis de Sales Oratory,
On Thursday November 29, 2007 we will once again begin our novena to the Immaculate Conception. The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. Every year the Prior General and the Superiors of the Institute’s Apostolates renew this act of dedication. As the Immaculate Conception is also the Patroness of the United States of America it is most appropriate to prepare for her feast of the Immaculate Conception through a Novena. This even more necessary and urgent as our country is in desperate need of her help and intercession.
The Immaculate Conception of our Lady is the manifestation of God’s will to reestablish His order and to redeem us from sin, death and the devil through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. On each day of this Novena a Votive Mass of one of the titles of our Lady will be celebrated in form of a Low Mass with organ. This Mass will be followed by the special Novena Prayer.
We are very honored by the presence of so many guest preachers. Everyone is invited to join us in this special Novena to obtain the most urgently necessary graces for our country, for our Institute and in the challenges of the daily life of every one of us.