pope john paul ii: day one of mourning

Today, the day after his death, is the first day of the traditional “Novendiales”, the days of mourning after his death.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a novena of prayers to assist the faithful as they mourn. The novena is online at www.usccb.org/liturgy/novena.pdf.

Matthew 13:16-19
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
God our Father,
you reward all who believe in you.
May your servant, John Paul our Pope, vicar of Peter,
and shepherd of your Church,
who faithfully administered the mysteries of your
forgiveness and love on earth,
rejoice with you for ever in heaven.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.





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