We will begin to pray the Novena Prayer on Saturday 27th April, ahead of the Ordination Mass.
Novena in Neilston
On Sunday 5th May, Ryan Black will be ordained a Deacon at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome for the Diocese of Paisley. Many in our parish will know Ryan, who regularly visits the parish when he is home in Scotland on holiday.
To help Ryan to prepare for his ordination, the parish community will pray the Novena Prayer for nine days, beginning on Saturday 27th April and ending on the day of the Ordination Mass, at which Bishop Keenan will preside and which Fr Joe and several other priests of our diocese will attend.
Even if you are unable to attend daily Mass at St Thomas’ parish, you are encouraged to pray this short Novena Prayer for Ryan.
Mary most holy, through your maternal intercession we ask you to seek your Son’s blessing upon Ryan Black, chosen as a Deacon for the Church and the Diocese of Paisley.
Share with him your chastity, charity, humility, obedience, wisdom, faithfulness, prayerfulness and your deep love and service for our Triune God.
May his future ministry bring your Son honour, as you did in everything entrusted to you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of Paisley, pray for him.
St Stephen, pray for him.
St Philip, pray for him.
St Lawrence of Rome, pray for him.
St Ephrem the Syrian, pray for him.
St Vincent of Saragossa, pray for him.
St Francis of Assisi, pray for him.