NOVENA TO ST SYLVESTER, POPE
For Sick Person | Novena Starts: 22 December | Feast Day: 31 December
O admirable St. Sylvester,
you lived through the persecutions of Diocletian
and not only survived but flourished.
Intercede for your namesake (Name of the person)
and lay before the throne of Jesus
our prayers for his/her recovery.
Heavenly Father, Almighty God,
you chose St. Sylvester to be your pope,
who would guide your Church into an era of peace.
Through his intercession,
kindly grant our petition that (Name the person)
will safely pass through this time of suffering
and be completely restored to health.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St. Sylvester, pray for us.
Come, O Lord, to the help of your people,
sustained by the intercession of Pope Saint Sylvester,
so that, running the course of this present life under your guidance,
we may happily attain life without end.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O eminent Shepherd of God’s people
who led us from the catacombs
into the light of day
by a blessed peace with the city of man,
allowing the Lord’s Church to grow
and flourish freely in its sacraments,
in its worship of the one true God,
pray the Body of Christ may again prosper in truth
with its divine Head,
that the Light that has come into the world
may be proclaimed to the ends of the earth
and all souls called by the Lord
come to the font of Baptism
and find the fullness of faith
in the holy Catholic Church.
Pray there be no dissension in the Body
but that all shall be one in Him who is God Himself. Amen.