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A novena is a devotion consisting of prayer said, most typically, on nine successive days, asking to obtain special graces. They may consist of the use of prayer booklets and recitation of the Rosary. (Novenas may be recited anytime throughout the day.)

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The Novena of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal honors Mary, the Mother of God. When we pray to Our Lady we entrust all of our cares to her, and ask her to intercede with her Son, Jesus to help us obtain special graces and favors in our lives.

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly called the Miraculous Medal, was revealed to the humble daughter of St. Vincent de Paul, by Our Lady herself in 1830.  During her postulate days, she received extraordinary favors, such as visions of the heart of St. Vincent de Paul and daily manifestations of Our Lord in the Sacrament of His Love, but it was toward the close of that memorable year, 1830, that she was blessed with the three apparitions of Mary Immaculate, to which we owe the Miraculous Medal.

The apparitions concerning the Medal were all very much alike; their nature, therefore, may be learned from a summary of account of the heavenly visitation which she received on November 27th.  The front of the Medal represents Mary standing on the earth, her foot crushing the head of a serpent, and her hands outstretched to all who ask her assistance.  The prayer encircling her contains one of her most precious titles: The rays of light from her hands symbolize the graces which she is only too anxious to bestow upon those who confide in her.

When Saint Catherine Laboure related the vision to her confessor, he asked her whether she had seen any writing on the back of Medal.  She answered that she had seen none at all.  "Ah!" said the good priest, "ask the Blessed Virgin what to put there."  The Sister obeyed, and having prayed a long time, one day during meditation, she seemed to hear a voice saying: "The 'M' and the two hearts express enough."

The Medal was made according to Our Lady's design.

The Rosary is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and sacred prayers. It is a devotion to God through a devotion to the Virgin Mary. The Rosary is Scriptural, Christ centered, and the twenty-five Mysteries reflect the life of Jesus Christ. The Rosary offers hope when life can be unbearable.

The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary we meditate the mysteries of joy, sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. She joins Her prayer to ours. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace.

The Rosary places us in the presence of Jesus and Mary through the Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious Mysteries.

Note: The Rosary since was a gift to St. Dominic by Mary in 1206. St. Dominic was lamenting the fact that he seemed to be making little progress in winning over the Albigensians, heretics who denied the sacraments and the reality of Jesus’ Incarnation. Mary’s response was the Rosary, urging St. Dominic to use it as a spiritual weapon in defense of the Church, and to preach it to others.

October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and the Church encourages her members to pray the Rosary more fervently during this month.

How to Pray the Rosary
1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say The Apostles’Creed.
2. Say the Our Father.
3. Say 3 Hail Mary’s asking for faith, hope and charity..
4. Say the Glory Be to the Father.
5. Announce the First Mystery; then say the Our Father.
6. Say 10 Hail Mary’s.
7. Say the Glory Be to the Father.
8. Say the O My Jesus.
9. Announce the Second Mystery; then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
10. Announce the Third Mystery; then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
11. Announce the Fourth Mystery; then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
12. Announce the Fifth Mystery; then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
13. Conclude by saying the Hail, Holy Queen.
14. End with making the Sign of the Cross.

Prayers of the Rosary
When the Rosary is said aloud by two or more persons, one person is the leader; he says the first part of each prayer and everyone else answers by saying the remainder of the prayer (designated by an asterick).

The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin May,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
*I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Amen.

Our Father
Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
*Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
*Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
*As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

O My Jesus
To be said after the Glory Be to the Father following each decade of the Rosary. All pray it together.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell,
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

The Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Mysteries of the Rosary
To be meditated upon while praying the Rosary.

The Joyful Mysteries
Said on Mondays and Saturdays and on Sundays from the First Sunday of Advent until the Baptism of the Lord.
1st Joyful Mystery:    The Annunciation to Mary (Lk 1:26-38)
2nd Joyful Mystery:    The Visitation of Mary (Lk 1:39-56)
3nd Joyful Mystery:    The Nativity of Our Lord (Lk 2:1-21)
4th Joyful Mystery:    The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:22-38)
5th Joyful Mystery:    The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple  (Lk 2:41-52)

The Sorrowful Mysteries
Said on Tuesdays and Fridays; and on all Sundays of Lent.
1st Sorrowful Mystery:    The Agony in the Garden  (Mt  26:36-56)
2nd Sorrowful Mystery:    The Scourging at the Pillar (Mt  27:26)
3nd Sorrowful Mystery:    The Crowning with Thorns (Mt  27:27-31)
4th Sorrowful Mystery:    The Carrying of the Cross (Mt  27:32)
5th Sorrowful Mystery:    The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord on the Cross (Mt  27:33-56)

The Glorious Mysteries
Said on Wednesdays and all Sundays in Ordinary Time.
1st Glorious Mystery:    The Resurrection of Our Lord (Jn 20:1-29)
2nd Glorious Mystery:    The Ascension of Our Lord (Lk 24:36-53)
3nd Glorious Mystery:    The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 2:1-41)
4th Glorious Mystery:    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
5th Glorious Mystery:    The Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Luminous Mysteries
Said on Thursday.
1st Luminous Mystery:    The Baptism of Jesus (Mt 3:13-16)
2nd Luminous Mystery:    The Wedding in Cana (Jn 2:1-11)
3nd Luminous Mystery:    The Proclamation of the Kingdom (Mk 1:14-15)
4th Luminous Mystery:    The Transfiguration (Mt 17:1-8)
5th Luminous Mystery:    The Institution of the Eucharist (Mt 26)

Exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not only a very old devotion in our Church, but one that highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity, in the Blessed Sacrament.

The ritual for exposition and benediction basically follows this ritual: The priest (or deacon) places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance or ostensorium on the altar for adoration. (A ciborium containing the Blessed Sacrament may also be used, but the monstrance allows one to view the holy Eucharist.) A hymn of praise is sung as the priest (or deacon) incenses the Blessed Sacrament. During the period of adoration, the faithful may pray in quiet and foster a deeper spiritual communion with the Lord. However, the adoration period should also include prayers, such as a novena or Liturgy of the Hours, and readings from sacred Scripture accompanied by a brief homily to direct the attention of the faithful to the worship of the Lord. At the end of the period of adoration, the priest (or deacon) again incenses the Blessed Sacrament as a hymn of praise is sung, and then blesses the congregation with the Blessed Sacrament, making the sign of the cross. After the blessing, the priest (or deacon) reposes the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
 
Join us for the Novena, Benediction and Rosary Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. For more information please contact the Parish Office 954-753-3330.

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday-Saturday
8:30am in the chapel

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30pm

Sunday Masses
7:30am, 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am

Chapel Hours
Daily Rosary
Monday - Saturday 8:00am

Chapel is open
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday
8:00am - 5:30pm

Adoration
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
9:00 - 10:00am

Sunday - Friday
5:00 - 10:00pm

Reconciliation
Saturday
4:00-5:00pm or by appointment

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Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday
8:00am - 1:00pm