Call to Action from the USCCB
In early February, several media outlets reported that President Donald J. Trump is considering issuing an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to respect religious freedom. A copy of a draft executive order was published by multiple news outlets. The President has not yet signed the executive order on religious freedom.
On February 16, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop William E. Lori, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane jointly issued a statement urging President Trump to fulfill his promise to protect religious liberty.
If you have not already done so, please join the bishops and urge President Trump to sign an executive order respecting religious freedom.
Take action today!
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Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Please join Holy Name Parish and Spirit Catholic Radio in praying the Novena.
To receive a Novena booklet, please e-mail Holy Name Parish.
Petitions and thanksgivings can be mailed to Holy Name:
3014 N. 45th Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Thank you for praying the Novena with us.
May Our Mother of Perpetual Help bless you and our world.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help's History
The devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help have been in existence since 1866 when the miraculous picture of Our Mother of Perpetual Help was entrusted to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, commonly referred to as the Redemptorists, founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori. At that time, Pope Pius IX asked the Redemptorists to "Make Our Mother of Perpetual Help known throughout the world."
In 1918, the Redemptorists founded Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Since that date, the Solemn Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help has been prayed during each Mass on every Tuesday in Holy Name Church. Thousands have worshipped at her shrine and found comfort and salvation; countless souls have been brought back to her Divine Son, untold blessings have been showered on the Parish and those who seek her assistance.
During World War II, Holy Name has numerous Masses each Tuesday as people flocked to pray for peace through the devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Today, many battles are being fought around the world. Our goal is to seek world peace through the power of prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Several years ago, the Redemptorists transferred the Parish to the Omaha Archdiocese, but the Novena continues uninterrupted. Holy Name Parish is joining with Spirit Catholic Radio,Veni, Sancte Spiritus, to bring the devotion to the world. Through the radio and the power of the Internet, it will be possible to join Holy Name and others around the world in this devotion.