Rosary Campaign & 54 Day Rosary Novena
We did it! 100,000+ rosaries prayed!
Thank you all who participated in the 3-year 100,000 Rosary Campaign that began on September 12, 2015. It took a little over 3 years to achieve the 100k goal of rosaries prayed but we got there on October 5, 2018 when the count reached 100,104 just 2 days before the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the last day of the 54-Day Rosary Novena. Our participation in the nationwide novena gave us the surge we needed to get to 100k. We are so blessed as a prayerful parish and I encourage you to keep praying the rosary even though the campaign is over. The rosary has helped families pray together and individuals learn how wonderful it is to pray this simple but powerful ancient Catholic prayer. I just know that so many graces and blessings have come along our way and many more as long as we continue this prayer. I want to especially thank a couple of very special people who helped in the rosary campaign. First, Meghan Christian for patiently and painstakingly count the 100k+ she has been tabulating from the rosary reports that were emailed to her. Second, Mandy Corcoran for creating the website and posters to promote the rosary. Thank you so much for all your help in our very successful prayer campaign. Aside from the 100k rosaries that were reported prayed, there were many others who joined the campaign but didn’t get to send their reports. We want to thank you also for your participation.
Rosary Coast to Coast w/Eucharistic Procession
We capped off our very successful 54-Day Rosary Novena by participating in the nationwide Rosary Coast to Coast prayer at 4 PM last Sunday as part of concluding the parish’s 40-Hour Eucharistic Adoration that began on Friday. We started at 3 PM with the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by the consecration of our parish (plus the world & Russia) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. We led a Eucharistic Procession outdoors around the church property (possibly 1st ever at Saint Francis de Sales) while reciting the Rosary at 4 PM and ending it with Benediction in church just before the 5 PM Sunday Mass. The Eucharistic Procession was a very moving spiritual experience and we plan on doing it again next year perhaps on the Feast of Corpus Christi (sometime in June) when this devotion is most popular. Thank you so much for your participation in the rosary novena and the coast to coast prayer campaign.