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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Friday, October 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.    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 that 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 Friday, October 7th as we pray the Rosary in celebration of the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.  We will pray the Rosary together as a group before the start of Daily Mass at 8:30 AM in the Parish Life Center.


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 DAily Mass during the month.  


Rosary Coast to Coast- Sunday, October 9th 

Join us in the simultaneous Rosary across the United States of America as we pray for our Nation. We will gather at 1:45 PM on the front porch. We will then process at 1:55 PM, weather permitting, to the front of our church on Lockwood Blvd. and begin the Rosary at 2 PM in unity with people across the nation.

If you are unable to walk, let us know and we can have another group pray on the Front Porch of the church. If you cannot come to church for any reason, please join us in prayer at 2 PM and pray with us for our Nation.

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Pray the Rosary with us!

Please join us in a public Rosary prayer. It will be held on Saturday, October 15th, at the Oviedo in the Park in front of the Amphitheater at 12 PM. Sponsored by America needs Fatima.


Thank you to all of you who came out to pray the rosary with us!


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