Rosary Crusade – October 13, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

The month of May and October have always been two months dedicated to praying the Rosary, and dedicated to Mary, Our Blessed Mother.

Perhaps you can renew yourselves this October and dedicate time spent to praying 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––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.

This year on Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the Cleveland Diocese is establishing a ROSARY CRUSADE where all parishes are invited to publicly pray the Rosary asking for Mary’s intercession to stop senseless killings, suicidal deaths, and to heal victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Join us outside the Portage Trail entrance to our CHURCH BUILDING at 11:30am.

Many blessings,
Father Jim

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