Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Wednesday, Oct. 7th
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary in celebration 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. Please join us on Wednesday, 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 Parish Life Center.
Also, join us at 4:00 pm, in the Parish Life Center each Saturday before Mass during the month of October, as we pray the Rosary together.
Rosary Coast to Coast- October 11th
Please join us next Sunday, October 11th to pray the rosary. Please meet us by the Front Porch at 3:30 PM and we will process to the front sidewalk on Lockwood Blvd at 3:45 pm to begin the Rosary by 4:00pm. 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. For more information on Rosary Coast to Coast please visit: rosarycoasttocoast.com or www.novenaforournation.com
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
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):