Saint Paul of the Cross Parish is excited to offer the annual Novena to Saint Anne from July 18 through July 26. Each day Mass and Novena prayers are offered at 8a.m. and 6:30p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, confession, and veneration of th Saint Anne Relic are available. The Novena is a powerful way to lay our most precious prayers for our families, marriages, children, grandchildren, and friends before the throne of our Heavenly Father, through the intercession of Saint Anne.
Due to Coronavirus, Fathers Richard and Robert Gielow will not be able to join us this year. Because of this, our parish priests, Father Mike and Father Richard will offer a simplified schedule of Masses and focus on the songs, prayers, and petitions offered to Saint Anne during this nine-day celebration.
Saint Anne Novena Candles will be available for purchase starting July 11 and 12 after all Masses. Candles are $10 each and burn for 9 days. You are welcome to burn your purchased candles at home or display your candle in front of our Saint Anne Shrine for the duration of the Novena.
to be directed to our full Novena schedule.
Click here to download a PDF of the Novena Prayers
O Good Saint Anne, I come to you with confidence, since you are the mother of Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. You are powerful and kind.
You are close to me and to all of us. You help all those who pray to you. Your sole desire is to lead us to Jesus, to obtain from Him all the graces we need in order to follow Him with joy and peace.
I entrust to your care all my intentions, all my needs. Help me open my heart to the graces of the Holy Spirit.
Protect the Church, our parishes, and our Church leaders. Take care of our families and those who are sick. We commend to you all those who are dear to us, especially our children and grandchildren.
O Good Saint Anne, through your intercession help us bear witness to Jesus by our Christian life. May we proclaim His message of hope and love. Amen.
As we jouney on to God...Saint Anne, pray for us.
When we are stressed or distressed...Saint Anne, pray for us.
When we are sick and infirm...Saint Anne, pray for us.
When we are jobless and short of money...Saint Anne, pray for us.
For our broken homes...Saint Anne, pray for us.
For marriages in distress...Saint Anne, pray for us.
For our children, our teenagers, and loved ones who keep us worried...Saint Anne, pray for us.
For those in our community with substance abuse problems...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our physical, emotional, moral, and spiritual problems...Saint Anne, pray for us.
When we struggle with temptation or give way to sin...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our desire for unity and peace...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our hopes to heal broken relationships...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our eagerness to relieve those who suffer...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our prayers for vocations...Saint Anne, pray for us.
In our charitable efforts to help the souls in Purgatory...Saint Anne, pray for us.
For all of our intentions...Saint Anne, pray for us.
Glorious Saint Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer, burdened by the weight of my troubles I kneel before you and humbly beg you to take the present petition I bring to you under your maternal protection. Ask your daughter Mary to intercede for me and to bring my petition to the feet of Jesus so that He may answer my request. Keep interceding for me until my request is granted.
(Ask for your favors in silence)
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day seeing my God face to face and praising Him with you and Mary and all the saints, through all eternity. Amen.
Good Saint Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness, and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request. (Repeat 3 times)
Pray for us Saint Anne...
Who have given life to the Immaculate Mother of God.
O God, who granted Saint Anne the grace to become the mother of her who gave birth to your only Son; grand that we, who keep her in remembrance, may obtain her protection. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Saint Anne, Bless my Family
I entrust my family to you, Good Saint Anne. Keep a careful eye on them and guard them against all physical and spiritual danger.
My family is where my life develops; it is my vital setting; made up of the persons that I love most in fhte world. My family is the small community where I live through a succession of joys and pains. It is, as it were, my home church.
I know that the model of all families must be found in the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. You yourself, Saint Anne, with your husband Joachim and your daughter, the Virgin Mary, gave the example of an ideal family. Help my family be as closely united as yours and that of Jesus. Make us love and help one another as you did.
Saint Anne, you were a spouse, a mother, and a grandmother. Bless all the members of my family. Keep them united and always faithful to the Lord.
Help all Christian families become a living example of love and peace to people they meet. May they proclaim Christ and His Gospel by word and charity.
Thanks to your intercession, may the whole family of the children of God, the Church, remain faithful to Jesus. Amen.