December 2022 Newsletter  
 A Message from The Catholic Crusade
The Church dedicates the month of December to the Immaculate Conception. We also enter into the liturgical season of Advent, a time of spiritual preparation for the first coming of the Lord, which we celebrate on the 25th (Christmas). 

December is a month filled with powerful novenas, many of which surround the mystery of the Incarnation of Christ:
While this all may seem overwhelming, there's no need to stress. We will post the daily prayers for each novena on our YouTube Community tab and on our Facebook page as they happen.

December 2nd is First Friday. For anyone interested in participating in the
First Friday Devotion, we have recommended prayers here, along with additional information regarding this devotion.

December 03 - St. Francis Xavier
December 04 - St. John Damascene
December 06 -
St. Nicholas
December 07 - St. Ambrose
December 08 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 09 - St. Juan Diego
December 11 - St. Damasus I
December 12 -
Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13 - St. Lucy of Syracuse
December 14 - St. John of the Cross
December 21 - St. Peter Canisius
December 23 - St. John of Kanty
December 25 - Nativity of the Lord / Christmas
December 26 - St. Stephen
December 27 - St. John the Apostle
December 28 -
Feast of the Holy Innocents
December 29 - St. Thomas Becket
December 30 -
Feast of the Holy Family
December 31 - St. Sylvester I

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We wish you and your loved ones
a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas! 

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Prayers and Devotions
Immaculate Conception Novena

The Immaculate Conception Novena is traditionally prayed during the nine days preceding the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th), the feast day honoring the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The novena begins on November 29th and continues to December 7th.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena

The St. Andrew Christmas Novena consists of a special prayer honoring the Birth of Jesus Christ that is prayed 15 times daily from November 30 (Feast of St Andrew) to December 24 (Christmas Eve) for a special intention.
Christmas Novena
The prayers and meditations in this Christmas Novena video were written by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (1696-1787). This Christmas novena contains prayers and meditations for all nine days leading up to Christmas, starting on December 16th and finishing on December 24th. 
Novena Prayer to the Holy Innocents
The Prayer to the Holy Innocents is a prayer to the infants of Bethlehem, the very first Christian martyrs, who were slaughtered at the orders of King Herod, who was seeking to eliminate the Baby Jesus, who Herod saw as a threat to his kingship, as reported in Sacred Scripture:

"When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi." (Matthew 2:16)

Recent Prayers & Devotions
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe for a special request or intention. In 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to a St Juan Diego, a farmer, in Tepeyak (current day Mexico City) five times. Her apparitions led to the conversion of the people of the area. Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe is considered the patroness of the Americas. She is a prominent figure in Mexican culture and is highly respected especially among Mexican Catholics.
Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe is a petition prayer that is typically prayed during the nine consecutive days leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12; although it can be prayed anytime of the year.

Total Consecration
Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
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Have you consecrated yourself yet to Jesus through Mary?
This 33-day preparation, involving a daily series of readings and prayers prior to making your consecration, is a spiritually nourishing experience necessary to prepare you for consecration to Jesus through Mary.

Click here for more information.
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