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NOVENA FOR THE DEAD

FIRST DAY

Leader: 

Lord our God, receive our supplications, 
prayers and mortifications and sighs 
in suffrage for the holy souls for whom we make this novena; 
and we pray that by the motherly love 
bestowed on you by your most holy Mother, 
when she followed you on the way of sorrow up to Mount Calvary, 
and grant what we ask of you in this novena 
for your greater honour and glory.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SECOND DAY

Leader: 

Merciful God, we beseech you, 
by the pain which your Holy Mother saw you suffer 
and agonise on the cross, 
that the holy souls in purgatory be freed from those pains; 
especially for the soul of _____________, 
for whom we are praying and offering in This novena. 
Bring those who are submerged in their sins 
to a true knowledge of their guilt 
and grant what we ask of you in this novena, 
for your greater honour and glory.

All: AMEN

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

THIRD DAY

Leader: 

Almighty Father, to whom nobody asks without the hope of receiving, 
by the intercession of St. Joseph 
and the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
enable the suffering souls in purgatory 
to be able to leave that place, 
especially for the soul of ____________. 
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

FOURTH DAY

Leader: 

Gracious God, 
through whose mercy the saints rest in glory, 
we beg you to set free those blessed souls in purgatory,
especially for the soul of___________, 
for whom we are praying in this novena. 
May you radiate your compassion and love 
to them so they may enter into your Kingdom. 
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

FIFTH DAY

Leader: 

Souvereign Lord, 
in whom it is proper to be merciful,
through the intercession of St. Michael, the archangel, 
and by the sorrow of your Blessed Mother 
who suffered when the soldier pierced your side with a lance, 
have mercy on the soul of __________ 
for whom we are offering this novena 
and bring him/her to your eternal rest in heaven, 
for the better glory and honour of your name.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SIXTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord Jesus Christ, 
incline your ears to our petitions. 
Have mercy on the souls in purgatory, 
especially for the soul of_______
for whom we make this novena. 
We humbly ask you to set them free 
and bring them to the happiness in heaven, 
for the greater glory and honour of your name.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SEVENTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord of mercy, hear our prayer. 
May our brother/sister _______, 
whom you called your son/daughter on earth, 
enter into the Kingdom of peace and light, 
where your saints live in glory.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, 
who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit, 
one God forever and ever.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

EIGHT DAY

Leader: 

Creator and Redeemer of all mankind, 
through the infinite merits of passion, 
death and resurrection, 
we beg you to shower the immense treasures of your clemency 
on those blessed souls,
especially for the eternal repose of the soul of ___________. 
Bring those who are in sin 
to a true knowledge and repentance 
and grant what we ask for in this novena, 
through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

NINTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord God, you are the glory of the believers 
and the life of the just. 
Your Son redeemed us by dying and rising to life again.
Our brother/sister ________________, 
was faithful and believed in the resurrection. 
Give to him/her the joys and the blessings of the life to come. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God forever and ever.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of



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