Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Thursday, Oct. 7th
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary in honor of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary which is celebrated on October 7th. We 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.
The Battle of Lepanto was won in 1571 on October 7, making 2021 the 450 year anniversary of the victory. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.
Please join us on Thursday, October 7th as we pray the Rosary in celebration of the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. We will begin immediately after the 9:15am Daily Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Since October is the month of the rosary, we also encourage all parishioners to join us in praying the rosary every Wednesday after 9:15 AM Mass during the month.
Rosary Coast to Coast- October 10th
We will be participating in a national endeavor of praying the Rosary simultaneously across the nation! This national endeavor of the US–through Rosary Coast to Coast–will join with our International brothers and sisters to pray for our respective nations. The National Rosary Rally will take place, as well, in front of the US Capitol on this day.
We will gather at 3:45 pm on Sunday, October 10th, at the front porch of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. We will then process at 3:55pm to the front of our church on Lockwood Blvd. and begin the Rosary at 4pm in unity with people across the nation. If you are unable to walk, let us know and we can have another group at the Rosary Garden or pray on the church porch. If you cannot come to church for any reason, please join us in prayer at 4pm and pray with us for our Nation.
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Thank you to all of you who came out to pray the rosary with us last year!
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
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):