Perpetual Novena of Hope

in Honour of St. Charles of Mt. Argus

At the beginning of 2008 a Perpetual Novena in honour of Saint Charles was begun. The prayers will be said at the 11.00 a.m. mass every Saturday.

You can join the Novena by reciting the prayers below every saturday. If you can't attend the mass and are free, why not watch it on the internet? Click the link below and then the link "Mount Argus TV live".

Link to Mount Argus Parish Site

Join the Novena, wherever you are,
recite the paryers below --

Novena Prayers

O God our Father, we thank you for your care of each one of us. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to share in our weak human nature. He suffered as we do, and He is gone before us to prepare a place for us in Heaven where we hope to be with you forever. He promised to be with us everyday, and to give us all we ask for in His name,

Father, in the name of Jesus we ask you: To give hope to those who have lost hope in God, and who simply don't know what to believe.
Let them Hope again

To give hope to the sick and all who
cannot live their lives as they would like to.
May they Receive Hope and Healing.

To give hope to parents and teachers who are entrusted with the care of the young.
May they never lose heart even when their best efforts meet with failure.

To give hope to sinners.
Bring them through repentance to a new way of looking at things.

To give hope to the bereaved who are face to face with death.
Let them entrust their loved ones to your care.

Your special intention for the Novena.

Full us all with a joyful hope

Mary, Mother of Hope pray for us

Saint Charles of Mt. Argus, pray for us.

Prayer said by Saint Charles to Our Lady,
Mother of Holy Hope

Most Holy Virgin Mary Oh, my Mother! How sweet it is to come to thy feet, imploring thy perpetual help!

If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how canst thou, the most loving of all mothers, forget me?

Grant then, to me, I implore thee, thy perpetual help in all my necessities, in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations.

... I ask for thy unceasing help for all who are now suffering. 

Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners, ......

Obtain for us, dear Mother,that having earnestly invoked thee on earth, we may see thee, love thee, and eternally thank thee hereafter in heaven. Amen.

Mother of Holy Hope, pray for us.