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.”

This year’s Novena for Healing from Abuse took place April 22-April 30. 

Day 9- Old Mission Santa Barbara
Day 8- St. Mariana de Paredes

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Day 7 – Cathedral Chapel Parish

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Day 6 – St. Joseph the Worker

Day 5 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

Day 4 – St. Agnes

Day 3 – St. Pancratius

Day 2 – Christ the King Parish

Day 1 – St. John’s Seminary

Date Time Location Region Link to Live Prayer
April 22 5:00pm St. John’s Seminary Santa Barbara Facebook
April 23 6:00pm Christ the King Our Lady of the Angels Parish Website



April 24 6:00pm St. Pancratius San Pedro Parish Website


April 25 6:00pm St. Agnes Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
April 26 6:00pm Our Lady of Guadalupe San Gabriel Facebook
April 27 6:00pm St. Joseph the Worker San Fernando Facebook
April 28 6:00pm Cathedral Chapel Parish Our Lady of the Angels Facebook
April 29 6:00pm St. Mariana de Paredes San Pedro YouTube
April 30 6:00pm Old Mission Santa Barbara Santa Barbara YouTube


202o 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