GREENWICH—St. Mary Church will have a nine-day parish novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception, with guest homilists discussing the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
The novena will begin on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:15 pm with a Mass, novena prayers and homily by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.
The speakers for the subsequent talks are as follows:
Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm, Father Jon Tveit of St. James Church in Carmel, N.Y., will talk on “The Visitation: Mary Brings the Lord to His People.” There will be Eucharistic Adoration and novena prayers.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm, Father Gerald Murray of Holy Family Church in New York City and commentator on EWTN and Fox News, will talk on “Proclamation of the Gospel: Call to Conversion.” There will be Eucharistic Adoration and novena prayers.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm, Rev. Canon Andrew Todd, ICRSS, of the Oratory of Saints Cyril & Methodius in Bridgeport will talk on “Carrying of the Cross: Our Blessed Mother and the Cross.” There will be Eucharistic Adoration and novena prayers.
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm, Father Leszek Szymaszek of St. Paul Church in Greenwich will talk on “The Eucharist: Do This in Memory of Me.” There will be Eucharistic Adoration and novena prayers.
Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm, Father Sebastian White, O.P., editor-in-chief of “Magnificat,” will talk on “The Assumption of Mary: Far Away or Closer Than Ever?” with Eucharistic Adoration and novena prayers.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 pm, Father John Perricone, professor of philosophy at Iona College, will celebrate Mass and deliver a homily on “The Presentation in the Temple: The Mysterious Sweetness of Waiting for God.”
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:15 pm, Father Timothy Wiggins of Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY, will celebrate Mass and deliver a homily on “Finding in the Temple: Are We About Our Father’s Business?”
Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm, Father Cyprian La Pastina, pastor of St. Mary Church, will celebrate Solemn Mass for the Immaculate Conception and give a homily on “The Annunciation: The Highest Honor of Our Race.” Music will be Missa Brevis in C K220, “The Sparrow Mass” by Mozart, with choir and orchestra. After Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Hall.
(The public is invited and for more information, visit www.stmarygreenwich.org or call the parish office at 203.869.9393. The church is located at 178 Greenwich Avenue.)