The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses.” Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary, they are giving her a beautiful rose, and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer, because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary, in fact, we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow, and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It’s a simple prayer, humble – so much like Mary. It’s a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary, we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore, it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks, She always receives; Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer, made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer, you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils. It can seem a repetitive prayer, but instead it is like two sweethearts who many times say to one another the words: “I love you…”
To learn how to pray the rosary, click on this link. http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm#loaded
Our parish prays the rosary at these times: Every day after the 8 am daily Mass at St. Catherine Church, and on Saturdays at 3:30 pm before the 4 pm Mass at Immaculate Conception Church.
If you would like to volunteer to lead the Rosary on Saturdays at 3:30pm at Immaculate Conception, please call Carol Jacques-Dow, Pastoral Minister, at the parish office at 436-4555. Leaders are scheduled on a rotating basis, between the number of volunteers we have.