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Night of Love

Overnight Vigil of Reparation

First Friday and First Saturday, October 6th and 7th

 

"O beloved Hearts of my Savior and my Mother, not just an hour, but an entire night!"

—St. John Eudes



Join us in prayer for an overnight Vigil of Reparation to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts as we seek to live in imitation of Christ, who often spent the entire night in prayer, and to offer reparation for the countless sins committed against His Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Devotions begin after the First Friday Mass (7:30 PM) on October 6th and continue into the First Saturday Mass (8:30 AM), followed by usual First Saturday devotions on October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of Victory.



All-night vigils have been a practice in the Church since the earliest times. The all-night vigil is different from the forty-hour devotion or nights of holy hours in which different persons take turns throughout the night; rather, a full night of prayer is offered from the opening evening Mass to the closing Mass in the morning. It is a radical response of love.


The Night of Love has taken place at parishes all over the world and has brought forth great fruit.

"The (Fatima) Message asks us to undertake an apostolate on behalf of our brothers and sisters. It is a continuation of the mission of Christ on earth; we must be co-workers with Christ in His work of redemption, in the salvation of souls." —Sister Lucia


To give up an entire night of sleep is no small response.


So, come, spend time with Jesus and help with His great work of redemption to pray for the Church and its members who have fallen away.


Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 pm: First Friday Mass and Adoration

    • Tridentine Mass followed by usual First Friday devotions

    • Exposition & Chanted Litany of the Sacred Heart

    • Sung Compline with the Canons Regular

    • Reflection and Introduction to the Night of Love

    • Confession

  • 9 pm - 1st Hour: for the Conversion of Sinners

    • Promises of the Sacred Heart

    • Guided Meditation

    • Prayer of Consecration of the Human Race to the Heart of Jesus

  • 10 pm - 2nd Hour: for the Persecuted of the World

    • Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with Reflections

    • Prayers for Persecuted Christians

  • 11 pm - 3rd Hour: for the City of Chicago

    • Night Litany for a Big City

    • Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    • Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of Czestochowa

  • 12 am - 4th Hour: for the Migrants in Chicago

    • Promises of Our Lady for the Five First Saturdays

    • Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with Reflections

  • 1 am - 5th Hour: for all Priests and Religious

    • Coffee break and refreshments (2 groups 15 min each)

    • Sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy

  • 2 am - 6th Hour: for Pope Francis and Cardinal Cupich

    • Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with Reflections

  • 3 am - 7th Hour: for the Poor Souls in purgatory

    • Stations of the Cross

    • Prayers of Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament

  • 4 am - 8th Hour: for Families

    • Prayer for the Entrustment of the Family

    • Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with Reflections

  • 5 am - 9th Hour: for Those Who Will Die Today

    • Reflection

    • Prayers for the Dying

  • 6 am - 10th Hour - for the Canons Regular and their Mission

    • Reading from Constitutions of the Canons Regular - Nature and Purpose

    • Litany of St. John Cantius

  • 7 am - Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament - Break

    • Time for refreshment

  • 8:30 am - First Saturday Mass and Devotions

    • Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

More information on the Night of Love


The Night of Love vigil of reparation is a response to Our Lord’s request that reparation for the sins of mankind be made to His Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, specifically on first Fridays and first Saturdays.


Our Lord, who in 1674 began appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and asked for Communions of Reparation on the First Fridays, later requested in the apparitions at Fatima, that the Communions of Reparation on First Saturdays be established throughout the world. He told Sister Lucia in the chapel at Pontevedra in 1925: “Have pity on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them. I desire that the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother be placed alongside devotion to My Sacred Heart.”


A night vigil of reparation from First Friday evening to the First Saturday morning, developed from the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, in 1969, as an ideal response to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for reparation, and to place their devotion alongside each other. It fulfills Our Lord’s request of St. Margaret Mary to receive Holy Communion worthily and for a one-hour vigil on First Fridays in reparation, and Our Lady’s request for reparation on First Saturdays to her Immaculate Heart by going to confession, receiving Holy Communion, praying the Rosary and meditating for 15 minutes on the other mysteries of the Rosary.

And while the Sacred Hearts asked for only an hour on each of those days, generous souls in our particularly unfaithful times cry out, “O beloved Hearts of my Savior and my Mother, not just an hour, but an entire night!” (St. John Eudes).


Today, in response to the growing number of Catholics who have fallen away from the Church and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus, the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, (Our Lady’s Blue Army) is asking parishes and dioceses to revisit the night vigil of reparation as a sacrifice of love to Our Lord and Our Lady. We invite you to come together as the Body of Christ on earth before the Eucharistic Body and Blood of Jesus, imploring His mercy and grace upon the Church and its members who have walked away, and on those who refuse His love and mercy. We offer this in union with our bishops and in support of their efforts at evangelizing the Faith to a post-Christian, secular world.


“Night vigilers pray in reparation for the wrongs in society and to obtain special graces and mercy for a sinful and sick world.” - Fr. Armand Dasseville, OFM Cap, St. John the Baptist Church, New York, site of the first all-night vigil of reparation, 1969.


Source: Night of Love | A Night Vigil of Reparation


 

Night Litany for a City


O God, our Father, hear us.

We plead before Thee, the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

For all who tonight in this great city stand in the most need of Thy merciful love and protection.

On souls beset by temptation, have mercy.

On those who have fallen into sin, have mercy.

On those who are given up to worldliness and forgetful of Thee, have mercy.

On those who are at this moment in danger of losing Thee forever, have mercy.

By Thine Agony, save them, Jesus.

Those who are tempting to others, convert to Thy Love.

On those who are carrying on wicked trades and profit by sin, have mercy.

On the victims of sin, have mercy.

On those indulging in sinful amusements, have mercy.

On all who are imperiling their souls by self-indulgence and luxury, have mercy.

On all frequenting haunts of sin, have mercy.

By Thy scourging, save them, Jesus.

On all who are out tonight, the homeless, the weary, the starving, those tempted to suicide, the intemperate, have mercy.

On those who are out for sin, have mercy.

To those who are out to rescue others, grant help and protection.

For those who work at night, the police, railway men, firefighters, security guards, those engaged on the stage, service industry workers, soldiers and sailors, editors and journalists, let They Presence be with them, Jesus.

For the sick, suffering, and all who are enduring any agony of mind and body, comfort them, Jesus.

For all undergoing operations, strengthen them, Jesus, and help them in body and soul.

For the sleepless and lonely, be near them.

For those in anxiety, nervous or mental distress, calm them.

For those suffering from serious mental illness, keep them in Thy power.

For those who attend upon the mentally ill, make them tenderhearted and compassionate.

For night nurses, give faithfulness and sympathy.

For priests and doctors called out this night, reward them.

By the Crown of Thorns, deliver them, Jesus.

For those who this night must suffer bereavement, visit and sustain them.

For those for whom this will be their last night on earth, deepen their contrition and receive their souls.

For those whom sudden death summons before Thy Judgment, have mercy.

For those dying alone without priest or sacrament, have mercy.

For those dying rejecting the ministry of Holy Church, have mercy.

On those dying unconscious, have mercy.

On those dying blind to their sin, have mercy.

On the souls of unbelievers and heretics who are near death, have mercy.

On those who are trying to turn to Thee even in this their last hour, have mercy.

For those who are afraid to die, turn their heaviness into joy.

For dying priests, religious and all practicing Catholics, have mercy on them and receive them to Thyself.

For the faithful departed, grant them light and peace.

For ourselves in our last hour, grant the pardon of our sins, our negligences and our ignorances.

BY THY HOLY DEATH, DELIVER US ALL, O JESUS.

On behalf of those who have said no prayers today, let us pray:

Our Father, Hail Mary




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