Novena to St. John Bosco:
- In need of special help, I appeal with confidence to you, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly... (add your personal intentions for campers here)
- May you, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, obtain from Jesus and His Heavenly Mother the grace I now request, and also a sincere resignation to the Will of God.
- Pray the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be
- O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. You are all fair, O Virgin Mary; you never knew the stain of sin; You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel. You are the great honor of our people, you are the advocate of sinners. O Mary, Virgin most prudent, O Mary, Mother most merciful, pray for us, Intercede for us with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for Vocations (prayed each day of camp):
Almighty Father, You have created us for some definite purpose. Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for us in this life and to respond with a generous “Yes.” Make our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations. May our young people respond to Your call with courage and zeal. Stir among our men a desire and the strength to be good and holy priests. Bless us with consecrated religious and those called to a chaste single life, permanent deacons, and faithful husbands and wives, who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church. We commend our prayer for vocations to You, Father, through the intercession of Mary our Mother, in the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen. - Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr