Novena Feast in St. Ann and St. Paul Parish Commences
Hundreds of pilgrims congregated at the St. Paul and St Ann’s Parish Church in Massacre, on Friday July 26th, for the celebration of the Annual Novena Feast.
The anticipated feast began with a huge mass, conducted by Father Franklyn Cuffy at 9:00am, assembling Parish Members from Canefield, Mahaut, Campbell, Warner and Massacre.
A novena is a series of prayers that are said for nine straight days, usually as a prayer of petition but sometimes as a prayer of thanksgiving.
Its origin goes back to the 9 days that the Disciples and Mary spent together in prayer between Ascension and Pentecost Sunday
The number “nine” has a great symbolic richness; it is derived from the Trinitarian and Divine number “three” – being “three times three”.
Today’s Mass will be followed by a sports festival on Saturday July 27th and a Parish Family Mass on Sunday 28th at 9:00am, at the Massacre Catholic Church.
According to St. Ann and St. Paul’s Parish Priest, Father Franklyn Cuffy, our family brings out the best and worst in each of us.
“A family is the bond where you meet your parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members. Just by observing how these relationships blend with each other and understanding one another allows us to know the importance of a family”, he stated.
Father Cuffy is reminding the public that Grand Parents Day, will also observed; therefore, the public, especially Parishioners within Mahaut, Massacre, Canefield, Campbell and Warner communities, should make a special effort to attend.