United Together

Novena for Healing from Abuse

“Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering the pain of all who have been hurt in body, mind, and spirit by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.”

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, please join LA Catholics for the Novena for Healing from Abuse, in solidarity with all those who have been impacted by abuse in their families, their church, or the community-at-large. Join us in-person (times and locations listed below) or pray with us from home. A worship aid can be found here.

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 30, 2023

Date Time Location Presider Livestream
April 22 6:00pm Holy Family (Artesia) Bishop Marc Trudeau YouTube
April 23 11:30am St. Brendan (LA) Rev. Terry Fleming
April 24 8:00am Sacred Heart (Altadena) Rev. Gilbert Guzman YouTube
April 25 7:00pm OL Assumption (Ventura) Rev. Leon Hutton YouTube
April 26 5:00pm St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo) Seminarians Facebook
April 27 7:00pm St. Cyril (Encino) Rev. Eben MacDonald Facebook
April 28 5:30pm Holy Family (Glendale) Rev. Anthony Garcias Facebook
April 29 8:00am Sts, Peter and Paul (Wilmington) Rev. Claude Williams
April 30 10:00am St. John the Evangelist (LA) Rev. Pavol Sochulak, SVD YouTube

The dedication of the Archdiocese’s Second Garden for Healing from Abuse will take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

2022 Novena Archive

Date Time Location Region Link to Live Prayer
2022 6:30pm Our Lady of Grace San Fernando Facebook


2022 5:30pm St. Gertrudes San Pedro YouTube
2022 5:30pm St. Kateri San Fernando Facebook
2022 7:00pm Our Lady of Assumption Santa Barbara YouTube


2022 6:30pm St. Bernadette Our Lady of Angels Facebook
2022 5:00pm St. John’s Seminary Santa Barbara Facebook
2022 6:30pm St. Raphael Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2022 6:30pm St. Agnes Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2022 5:00pm St. Paul of the Cross San Pedro Facebook
2022 5:00pm St. Anthony San Gabriel Facebook


2021 Novena Archive

Date Time Location Region Link to Live Prayer
2021 5:00pm St. John’s Seminary Santa Barbara Facebook
2021 6:00pm Christ the King Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2021 6:00pm St. Pancratius San Pedro Facebook
2021 6:00pm St. Agnes Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2021 6:00pm Our Lady of Guadalupe San Gabriel Facebook
2021 6:00pm St. Joseph the Worker San Fernando Facebook
2021 6:00pm Cathedral Chapel Parish Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2021 6:00pm St. Mariana de Paredes San Pedro YouTube
2021 6:00pm Old Mission Santa Barbara Santa Barbara YouTube


2020 Novena Archive

Since 1983, April was declared the National Abuse Prevention Month. In 2020, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles came together for nine days of prayer and reflection for those healing from sexual abuse. Although we were unable to physically gather, parishes around the archdiocese led us in a novena organized by the Archdiocese’s Victims Assistance Ministry, which was offered in support of all sexual abuse survivors – those harmed in their families, or the church, or the community at large.

In a time where prayer is most needed, we thank you for joining us in this novena and for those parishes that led us in prayer. Using the chart you can use the links to revisit the livestream from each day. (If you wish to follow along, download novena worship aids here: English | Spanish)


Date Time Location Region Link to Live Prayer
2020 5:00pm St. Didacus, Sylmar San Fernando Facebook
2020 2:00pm St. John’s Seminary Santa Barbara Facebook
2020 7:00pm Christ the King, Los Angeles Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
2020 5:15pm St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo Santa Barbara Facebook
2020 5:30pm Holy Family, Glendale San Fernando Facebook
2020 5:00pm St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino San Fernando Facebook
2020 5:30pm & 7:00pm St. Pancratius Church, Lakewood San Pedro Facebook
2020 5:00pm St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rowland Heights San Gabriel YouTube
2020 5:30pm St. Kateri, Santa Clarita San Fernando Facebook


My hope is that the novena will bring people across the Archdiocese into a place of collective prayer and reflection.

Heather Banis

Victims Assistance Ministry Coordinator