St. Matthias, the Apostle

Died: 80 AD

Feast Day: May 14th

(Patron Saint of alcoholics; carpenters; tailors; smallpox; hope; perseverance)

Prayer to St. Matthias

Father, you called Saint Matthias to share in the mission of the apostles. By the help of his prayers may we receive with joy the love you share with us and be counted among those you have chosen. 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.1 Amen.

Novena to St. Matthias

O, glorious Saint Matthais. in the mystery of God's design, it fell upon you to take the place of Judas who betrayed Jesus. You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life and the call of the Holy Spirit. You came to the early church at a most difficult time and helped with its healing and growth. Obtain for us, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the grace to bring the same kind of healing and to practice the same uprightness of life, in wholehearted service, in our own church of St. Matthias under your patronage and in the larger community. Help us to listen more intently to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our daily life so that after a life of faithfulness, zeal and good works, we will be ushered into your company in heaven. We beg your intercession, dear St. Matthias, to ask God today to grant the favors we now ask …….. (silence…..)

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, We place our trust in You. St. Matthias, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father + and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit + Amen 2

St. Matthias, the Apostle

St. Matthias, the Apostle
by Peter Paul Rubens1

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