SOURCE: Philippine Star


MANILA, Philippines – Rev. Fr. Rey Hector Paglinawan, parish priest, and the Living Rosary are inviting everyone to attend the Novena in honor of St. Philomena on Aug. 2 to 10 preparatory for her feast on Aug. 11 at the Santuario de Santa Philomena, Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Del Monte Avenue, Malac St., Masambong, Quezon City. Novena prayers  are scheduled  at 6 p.m. and Mass at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Celebrants are Bishops Jose Cabantan of Malaybalay, Sofronio Bancud of Cabanatuan, Roberto Mallari of San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Julito Cortes of Dumaguete, Precioso Cantillas of Maasin, Jose Rojas Jr. of Libmanan, Deogracias Iñiguez Jr. (Emeritus) of Kalookan, Filomeno Bactol of Naval and Teodoro Bacani Jr. (Emeritus) of Novaliches, on Aug. 2 to 10, respectively. There will be a solemn procession at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

On Aug. 11, there will be Masses at 6 a.m., 9  a.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Celebrants are the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Sabino  Vengco Jr., Rev. Fr. Pio Aclon, Rev. Fr. Orlando Aceron, O.P. and Rev. Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo, respectively.

The highlight of the special occasion is the 12 o’clock noon Mass by Bishop Florentino Cinense of Tarlac.

There will be anointing of the Holy oil and veneration of the Holy Relic of St. Philomena after each Mass.

Fathers Aceron and Zerrudo are spiritual directors of  the Universal Living Rosary  Association of St. Philomena with address  at 430 Mayon St., Quezon City.

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We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint , virgin and martyr, who was always pleasing in Thy sight by her eminent chastity and by the profession of every virtue. Amen.

Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee. Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God, from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation, protect me in the dangers surrounding me, obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular
(Here specify your petition).

Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen.

O God, Most Holy Trinity, we thank Thee for the graces Thou didst bestow upon the Blessed Virgin Mary, and upon Thy handmaid Philomena, through whose intercession we implore Thy Mercy. Amen.

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