Chaplet of the Holy Face

Novena 2017 | Saturday, July 8th - Sunday, July 16

This year's theme:

The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Temple of the Holy Spirit

Marian Musical Prelude at 6:45 

Rosary and Benediction at 7:15 

Holy Mass at 8:00


Saturday, July 8th:  Fr. Tim Elliott

Sunday, July 9th:  Fr. Conor Sullivan

Monday, July 10th: Fr. Andrew Burkemper

Tuesday, July 11th: Fr. Charles Samson

Wednesday, July 12th: Fr. Thomas Vordtriede

Thursday, July 13th:  Fr. David Skillman

Friday, July 14th: Fr. John Schneier

Saturday, July 15th:  Fr. Michael Lampe

Sunday, July 16: Bishop Mark Rivituso



Praying the Chaplet of the Holy Face is to honour the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to ask of God the Triumph of His Holy Church and the downfall of her enemies.  The Chaplet was composed by Sister Saint Pierre, a Carmelite of Tours.  Parts of the prayer are attributed to Saint Ethanasius who stated that the devils, when being asked what verse in the Holy Scripture they feared the most, replied the verse from Psalm 61: "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered. Let them that hate Him flee from before His Face." They remarked this passage from our biblical teaching always compelled them to take flight.

Begin as follows:

Make the sign of the Cross, with the Cross, and pray:

"O God, come to my assistance
O Lord, make haste to help me."

Then recite 1 Glory be to the Father...

Before each group of beads, there is a large bead. On this bead, reflect on the sense of Jesus, or the wounds of His Face, and say 1 Glory be... and the following prayer invocation:

" May God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let those who hate Him flee before His Face!  May God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let those who hate Him flee before His Face!"

At the end, recite: The Glory be... 3 times...

Upon completing the Chaplet, pray:

"O God, our Protector,

look down upon us

and cast Thine eyes

upon the Face of Thy Christ!"