Rosary Campaign & 54 Day Rosary Novena
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Grab a Rosary & join the fight!
Three years ago, Father Escalante asked that we do a Rosary campaign to encourage everyone to pray the Rosary at least once a week (daily, if possible). To date we are at our 94% mark, with almost 95,000 rosaries (reported) prayed by parishioners. Our goal is to reach 100,000 before the end of the 100th anniversary year of Our Lady of Fatima’s appearance to the three children (1917-2017). The end of this centennial year is on October 13, 2018 so we have little time left to reach 100,000. Even though we haven’t quite gotten there, we’ve already seen an incredible faith revival from children to adults in our parish who have developed as devout, solid Catholics in the past three years including vocations to the priesthood and religious life! We’ve even seen a remarkable transformation of our church interior that has brought more people to prayer and Eucharistic devotion.
Here’s what Father Escalante would like to see our parish do next…
Join the 54-Day Rosary Novena
Every Catholic is encouraged to participate in this Novena. It starts August 15, the Solemnity of Our Lady’s Assumption, and ends on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7. On that concluding day, everyone is encouraged to participate in some form to pray the Rosary at 4 PM (Eastern Time) at the designated gathering area (Washington DC Capitol for area) or wherever you can do it. We plan on having the Rosary Rally at 4 PM right here on the parish grounds just before the 5 PM Sunday night Mass. The organizers’ goal is to place our nation under the protection of Our Blessed Mother as we wage through the spiritual battle against the evil forces and turn the country back towards God. The Rosary is one of the most powerful prayer in the history of the world and this is what will be used as the main spiritual weapon during the centennial year of Our Lady of Fatima. Read about this at www.novenaforournation.com. Several cardinals, bishops and priests have given their full endorsement and promotion of this most important nationwide call to prayer. [See also http://rosarycoasttocoast.com/]
Even if you can only pray ONE DECADE A DAY of the rosary, you can still participate in this powerful novena. If for some reason you just couldn’t squeeze in a rosary that day, don’t stop your novena but keep going. God understands and will not penalize you for it. God loves people who persevere and don’t quit. Not only will God likely hear your prayers but you will do our nation (and the world) a great deal of favor by praying the rosary. Our Blessed Mother has revealed numerous times to many saints for several centuries the incredible value and power of praying the holy rosary. I strongly encourage you to join the fight against evil by joining our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ in this 54-day novena. Three years ago we did the rosary as a parish and great results came out from that. This time we’re joining tens or even hundreds of thousands of Catholics all over the U.S.! Do you recall what St. Louis de Montfort said about praying in a group? If we pray the rosary with others, we receive graces as if we prayed the rosary as many times as the number of people in the group. Would you want to pass up this golden opportunity to be innumerably blessed here and for all eternity? Read about the 54-day rosary novena at www.novenaforournation.com
For 54-Day Rosary Novena Pledges click here
“Rosary Coast to Coast” on October 7
The last day of the 54-day novena falls on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). Our DRE, James Blankenship, added our parish as one of the prayer locations for the Rosary Coast to Coast prayer gathering. We should appear on the website’s location map soon. You can read about this at http://rosarycoasttocoast.com/ . Fill out the 54-Day Rosary Novena form so that we can add your name to the parish website as a participant. And may Our Blessed Mother bless you generously with bountiful graces and hear the special petitions you’ve been praying for.