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Novena and Mass of Reparation and Healing

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).

The recent and ongoing revelations of clerical abuse in the Catholic Church can leave us angry, shocked and discouraged.

“The Companions of the Cross (and the members of our spiritual family) want to stand in union with those who have suffered and seek justice and accountability.”

We are witnessing God’s sovereign work of revealing how evil is undermining the Gospel of Life, the dignity of the human person and the work of evangelization in the Church.

Jesus has conquered sin and death and he wants to purify his Church. 

“A personal spiritual response to this evil is holiness.  Let us to take to heart the words of our Founder, Fr. Bob Bedard, CC and “Give God permission” to make us the saints of this new millennium.”

To this end we, the Companions of the Cross spiritual family, invite you to join with us in a 9-day Novena of Prayer and Fasting, culminating in a Mass of Reparation & Healing in each of our Foundations (Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto, Detroit and Houston).

The Novena will run from Thursday, September 27th – Friday, October 5th with the Masses of Reparation and Healing celebrated on Saturday, October 6th.

Please join us! Detailed event information below, including ways you can participate, Mass times and locations.

Join us in praying a Novena for all who have suffered and seek justice and accountability.

We also pray this Novena for personal conversion, that we would all take to heart the words of our Founder, Fr. Bob Bedard, CC and "Give God Permission" to make us the saints of this new millennium.

September 27 - October 5

(Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 6, 2018. Details below.)

We invite you to join us in praying and fasting. We offer some suggestions for novenas and prayers below. We invite you to consider fasting in your own particular way. If you are not located near one of our locations please consider bringing the above intentions to a 9:00 AM Mass, on October 6, near you.

(Click here for a Novena for Reparation and Healing. This Novena was created by St. Timothy Parish in Toronto, ON.)

Litany of the Saints - Click here
Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena - Click here
Litany for Priests - Click here
Novena for Priests - Click here
Novena to the Holy Spirit - Click here
Novena to St. Joseph - Click here

Marython - Houston, Texas (October 5-6)

  • All night prayer vigil for healing. (11:00 PM, October 5 - 3:30 AM, October 6)
  • Mass (10:30 PM, October 5)
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • 4 hour Rosary Walk (11:00 PM, October 5 - 3:00 AM, October 6)
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy (3:00 AM, October 6)
    • Address: Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX, 77023

Halifax, Nova Scotia (October 6)

  • 9:00 AM Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
    • Address: 125 Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville, Halifax, NS

Toronto, Ontario (October 6)

  • 9:00 AM Mass at St. Timothy Church
  • In Lieu of the regular ‘First Saturday Devotions’, Fr. Roger Vandenakker will lead the first 100 Hail Mary's as part of the day long 2000 Hail Mary's for the Church.
    • Address: 21 Leith Hill Road, North York, ON

Ottawa, Ontario (October 6)

  • 9:00 AM Mass at St. Maurice Church
    • 4 Perry Street, Ottawa, ON
  • 9:00 AM Mass at Annunciation of the Lord Church
    • 2414 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON
  • 9:00 AM Mass at St. Mary's Church
    • 100 Young Street, Ottawa, ON

Detroit, Michigan (October 6)

  • 8:00 AM Mass at St. Scholastica Parish in the Daily Mass Chapel
    • 8201 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI

Some Companions of the Cross brothers have addressed this issue. Here are some of the responses from our Brothers.