St. Philip and James Novena Prayer Patron Saints of Uruguay

St. Philip and James Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Philip and James Novena
Novena BeginsApril 24
Feast DayMay 3
Patron Saint ofUruguay

About St. Philip and James

James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of course, the fact that Jesus chose him to be one of the 12 pillars of the New Israel, his Church. He is not the James of Acts, son of Clopas, “brother” of Jesus and later bishop of Jerusalem and the traditional author of the Letter of James. James, son of Alphaeus, is also known as James the Lesser to avoid confusing him with James the son of Zebedee, also an apostle and known as James the Greater.

Philip: Philip came from the same town as Peter and Andrew, Bethsaida in Galilee. Jesus called him directly, whereupon he sought out Nathanael and told him of the “one about whom Moses wrote” (Jn 1:45).

Like the other apostles, Philip took a long time coming to realize who Jesus was. On one occasion, when Jesus saw the great multitude following him and wanted to give them food, he asked Philip where they should buy bread for the people to eat. Saint John comments, “[Jesus] said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do” (Jn 6:6). Philip answered, “Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit]” (Jn 6:7).

John’s story is not a put-down of Philip. It was simply necessary for these men who were to be the foundation stones of the Church to see the clear distinction between humanity’s total helplessness apart from God and the human ability to be a bearer of divine power by God’s gift.

On another occasion, we can almost hear the exasperation in Jesus’s voice. After Thomas had complained that they did not know where Jesus was going, Jesus said, “I am the way. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him” (Jn 14:6a, 7). Then Philip said, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us” (Jn 14:8). Enough! Jesus answered, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (Jn 14:9a).

Possibly because Philip bore a Greek name or because he was thought to be close to Jesus, some gentile proselytes came to him and asked him to introduce them to Jesus. Philip went to Andrew, and Andrew went to Jesus. Jesus’s reply in John’s Gospel is indirect; Jesus says that now his “hour” has come, that in a short time he will give his life for Jew and gentile alike.

St. Philip and James Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Philip and James Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we remember the apostles Philip and James we are reminded that God calls us all and sends us out into the world to be his hands and his feet. We thank you Jesus for the tasks you have entrusted to us. Help us each day to become more aware of our calling to serve you.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Philip and James, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Philip and James

O God, who gladden us each year
with the feast day of the Apostles Philip and James,
grant us, through their prayers,
a share in the Passion and Resurrection
of Your Only Begotten Son,
so that we may merit to behold You for eternity.
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.

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