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October 2018: The Month of the Holy Rosary

During October, the Month of the Holy Rosary, Pope Francis invites & encourages all the faithful to pray the rosary. READ MORE to learn about a prayer hour for parents on October 21st, as well as other tips for praying the rosary.

The Rosary is a uniquely Catholic form of meditative prayer.  Praying the Rosary is a way for all to draw together in communion and fellowship.  In the book Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis, the pope reflects on the beauty and necessity of the Rosary: 

"Here I would like to emphasize the beauty of a simple contemplative prayer, accessible to all, great and small, the educated and those with little education. It is the prayer of the Holy Rosary. In the Rosary we turn to the Virgin Mary so that she may guide us to an ever closer union with her Son Jesus to bring us into conformity with him, to have his sentiments and to behave like him. Indeed, in the Rosary while we repeat the Hail Mary we meditate on the Mysteries, on the events of Christ’s life, so as to know and love him ever better. The Rosary is an effective means for opening ourselves to God, for it helps us to overcome egotism and to bring peace to hearts, in the family, in society and in the world." 

Praying the Rosary for all ages: 

  • Decade by Decade: don’t worry if your attention span wanes before you finish; go as far as you can, then pick up where you left off next time.
  • The Traveling Rosary: say the Rosary on the way to/from work, to/from school or on a family vacation.  Check out Podcasts or Apps that help guide you through the Rosary. 
  • Bring the Rosary to Life: as you pray each mystery, ask your children to act out the scene being described.
  • Join Holy Infant's Rosary Making Group: this ministry is open to any teen or adult group or individual who wishes to  make rosaries on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.  This group meet at 3 PM in the St. Leonie Aviat Room. 
  • Join a Marian Prayer Group: this group is dedicated to Jesus through a devotion to Our Lady.  This group prays Holy Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Litany of Loreto, as well as prayers for the Pope, our bishop and all priests.  The Marian Prayer Group meets every Thursday after morning Mass, except the 1st Thursday which is Eucharistic Adoration. 
  • Parents Praying Together: parents of children of all ages are welcome to come pray together on Sunday, October 21st 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM in the church.  This hour of prayer will include the Rosary, petitions and prayers for mothers & fathers.   
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