||A Novena of Masses for Life is celebrated annually from the Solemnity of the Annunciation (usually on March 25 unless it falls during Holy Week) and monthly on or around the 25th until November, with the option of additional Masses on Christmas. The novena presents a special opportunity to meditate on the progressive development of Our Lord in His mother’s womb. The hope is that this meditation will help people to reflect on the sanctity of all human life, from fertilization/conception to birth and throughout life until natural death, regardless of age or condition.
|All parishes in the Diocese of Venice are invited to schedule a Novena of Masses for Life and register them with the Diocesan Respect Life Office to be listed on a diocesan schedule annually.
Prayers of the Faithful are available for download below, as well as a graphic, ad, and flier which may be used in parish bulletins.
A spiritual adoption program is conducted at the same time which can enhance the Novena of Masses for Life. (See Spiritual Adoption tab on the left.)
For questions, contact Jeanne Berdeaux at Berdeaux@dioceseofvenice.org or 941-441-1101.