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The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is due to the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrated on October 7th. This feast was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful.

Please join us at 4:15pm, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel each Saturday before Mass during the month of October, as we pray the Rosary together.



Here are some helpful resources to learn more about our Blessed Mother and the Rosary :

 

 


How to Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Pope John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.

The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group. – from usccb.org
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With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.
—From On the Most Holy Rosary. . . (Rosarium Virginis Mariae)

Learn more about the Rosary prayers and how you can pray to specific intentions ( click links below):

Prayers of the Rosary 

Scriptural Rosary: Justice and Peace

Scriptural Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries

Pro-Life Rosaries