St. Andrew, the Apostle

5 BC - 62 AD

Feast Day: November 30

(Patron Saint of Fishermen, Singers, Scotland,
Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Patras)

St. Andrew's Christmas Anticipation Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem,
in piercing cold.

In that hour, vouchsafe,
I beseech Thee, O my God!
to hear my prayer and grant
my desires (mention your intentions here),
through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.1

Prayer to St. Andrew

O glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend, St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ and many others after him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen.2

Prayer to St. Andrew

Brother of Simon Peter, you heard John the Baptist say: "Behold the Lamb of God," and you chose to follow Jesus. Leaving your nets, you became a successful fisher of souls. Lover of the Crucified Christ, you too were crucified like him. Teach us to live and suffer for Him and to win many souls for Christ. Amen.3

St. Andrew, the Apostle

St. Andrew, the Apostle
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For the Feast of St. Andrew

We humbly entreat Thy majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed Apostle Andrew was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church: so he may be a constant advocate for us before Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.3



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