Pray A Novena Every Month This Year!

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What is a Novena?

A novena is a Catholic practice of prayer that’s done over the course of nine days. Each day a prayer is offered for a specific intention. This practice goes back to the time of the apostles. The first novena can be attributed to when the apostles got together to pray after the Ascension while they waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

How To Pray A Novena?

You can find a detailed, visual guide for how to pray a Novena HERE!

Ready to pray a Novena for each month of the year? Find the prayers below.

January Novenas

Novena To The Holy Name Of Jesus

When to begin: Any time! The entire month is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus

O Lord Jesus Christ, teach us to love Your holy name, to hold it in awe and pronounce it with reverence. Deliver us from the sin of blasphemy. May the holy name of Jesus be infinitely blessed!

Vouchsafe O Lord, for Your Name’s sake, to reward with eternal life all those who do us good. Amen.

– Blanche Jennings ThompsonSt.

St. Sebastian Novena

When to begin: January 11

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through my difficult trials.

Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.

I ask for your intercession in the trials I face, and for this intention (mention request here…)


Concluding Prayer

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory Be

St Sebastian, pray for us!

Catholic Novenas App

February Novenas

Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

Begin: Any time this month!

Find it HERE!

Novena for Catholics Seeking Marriage

Begin: Any time this month!

Find it HERE!

Novena for Vocations

O Great Saint Joseph, you were completely obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for me the grace to know the state of life that God in His providence has chosen for me. Since my happiness on earth, and perhaps even my final happiness in heaven, depends on this choice, let me not be deceived in making it.  Obtain for me the light to know God’s Will, to carry it out faithfully, and to choose the vocation which will lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.

Heed The Call

March Novenas

Novena of Grace

When to Begin: March 4

Oh, most kind saint, full of charity, Saint Francis Xavier, I respectfully adore with you the divine Majesty, and, because I rejoice without hesitation for the singular divine gifts that have been accorded to you in this life and the glory after death, I render to you many great acts of thanks, and I pray to you with all my heart that you will wish to accord me, through you efficacious intercession, the principal favor of leading a holy life and a saintly death.Also, I ask that you obtain for me… 

(Mention your request here…)

 If what I ask for with this supplication is not for the glory of God and for the greater good of my soul, instead obtain for me, I pray, that which would be most useful to one and to the other. May it be so.      

Pray: 1 Our Father…   1 Hail Mary…  1 Glory Be…

Father Marcello Mastrilli

St. Joseph Novena

When to Begin: March 10

O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower

of Jesus Christ, to you do we

raise our hearts and hands, to implore

your powerful intercession in obtaining

from the benign Heart of Jesus all the

helps and graces necessary for our spiritual

and temporal welfare, particularly

the grace of a happy death, and the special

favor we now implore.


O guardian of the Word Incarnate,

we feel filled with confidence that your

prayers on our behalf will be graciously

heard before the throne of God.


O Glorious St. Joseph, through the

love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for

the glory of His name, hear our prayers

and obtain our petitions. (Repeat 7 times)

Let us pray

O Glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the

Immaculate Virgin, obtain for us a

pure, humble, and charitable mind, and

perfect resignation to the divine Will.

Be our guide, father and model through

life, that we may merit to die as you

did, in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

April Novenas

The Divine Mercy Novena

When to Begin: Good Friday

All mankind, especially sinners; the souls of priests and religious; all devout and faithful souls; those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus; the souls who have separated themselves from the Church; the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children; the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy; the souls detained in purgatory; and souls who have become lukewarm.

“I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they have need of in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death” (Diary, 1209).

St. Catherine of Siena Novena

When to Begin: April 20

Find it HERE!

May Novenas

Novena to the Holy Spirit

When to Begin: 9 Days Before Pentecost

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant hears.” Amen.

Find Daily Prayers Here

Our Lady of Fatima Novena

When to Begin: May 5

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with sincere love of this devotion.

By meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in your Rosary, may we gather the fruits contained therein and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, the Peace of Christ for the world, and this favor that I so earnestly seek of you in this novena…. (here mention your request)

I ask this of you, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor and for the good of all people. Amen

3 x Our Father….

3 x Hail Mary….

3 x Glory Be….

American Needs Fatima

June Novenas

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

When to Begin: June 2

O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”

Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

Keep Praying

St. Anthony Novena

When to Begin: June 4

Find it HERE!

July Novenas

Memorare Novena

When to Begin: Any time!

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.


St. Anne Novena

When to Begin: July 17

Find it HERE!

August Novenas

Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

When to Begin: August 12

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.

You know very well how desperate I am, my pain and how I am bound by these knots.

Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of His children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life.

No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.

Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot…I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all, You are my hope.

O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution and with Christ the freedom from my chains.

Hear my plea.

Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!


St. Monica Novena

When to Begin: August 18

Find it HERE!

September Novenas

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena

When to Begin: September 6

Find it HERE!

Guardian Angel Novena

When to Begin: September 23

O holy angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors. I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee, O most amiable protector, to continue thy charitable care and defense of me against the malignant attacks of all my enemies. Keep me away from all occasions of sin. 

Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively to thy holy inspirations and of faithfully putting them into practice. In particular, I implore thee to obtain for me the favor which I ask for by this novena. 

(Here mention your intention or prayer request.)

Protect me in all the temptations and trials of this life, but more especially at the hour of my death, and do not leave me until thou hast conducted me into the presence of my Creator in the mansions of everlasting happiness.


Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

October Novenas

St. John Paul II Novena

When to Begin: October 13

Merciful God, I pray with thanks and gratitude for the great spiritual gift of Saint John Paul II’s apostolic life and mission. Through his heavenly intercession, please grant the following petition(s) . . . Here state your request(s).

Grant also that I may grow in love for You and proclaim boldly the love of Jesus Christ to all people. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Keep Praying!

Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

When to Begin: October 24

Act of Faith: My God, I believe in Thee, because Thou art Truth itself; I firmly believe the truths revealed to the Church.

Act of Hope: My God, I hope in Thee, because Thou art infinitely good.

Act of Charity: My God, I love Thee with all my heart, and above all things, because Thou are infinitely perfect; and I love my neighbor as myself, for the love of Thee.

Keep Praying!

November Novenas

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena

When to Begin: November 1

O Saint Elizabeth!

In your great love of God,

You were always so close

to your friends’ needs.

Now, in Heaven,

Face to face with the Lord,

Do intervene near Him

for the needs we recommend to you.

(Make your request)

Teach us how to abide,

in Love and Faith,

with the Holy Trinity

in the utmost of our heart.

Teach us how to radiate God’s Love

amongst men, in our everyday life

just as you did yourself,

so that we may be a praise of God’s glory.

Keep Praying HEre!

St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena

When to Begin: November 30 (pray 15 times daily until Christmas)

Find it HERE!

December Novenas

St. Lucy Novena

When to Begin: December 4

Saint Lucy, your beautiful name signifies light. By the light of faith which God bestowed upon you, increase and preserve this light in my soul so that I may avoid evil, be zealous in the performance of good works, and abhor nothing as much as the blindness and darkness of evil and sin.

By your intercession with God, obtain for me perfect vision for my bodily eyes and the grace to use them for God’s great honor and glory and the salvation of all men.Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. 


(Mention your request here…)

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Novena to the Holy Family

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