Reminder – the Pope has asked us to pray the Rosary *every day* in the month of October for the defense of the Church against the attacks of the Evil One.
He’s asked us, also, to add the prayer “Sub tuum præsidium” (We fly unto thy protection, O holy Mother of God…) and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end.
NB: The Book of Revelation 12 talks about a great battle between the dragon (the Evil One) on one side and St. Michael and “the woman” (the Virgin Mary and the Church) on the other side.
The Church will always be protected by Mary, The Holy Mother of God, and St. Michael the Archangel.
A parish Rosary is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. this Saturday afternoon, October 14th, at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary (across from the rectory).
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, come and pray the Holy Rosary communally.
On this feast, let call upon the Blessed Virgin as “Cause of our joy”, by praying:
O Virgin Immaculate, thou who by a singular privilege of grace wast preserved from Original Sin, look in pity upon our separated brethren, who are nevertheless thy children, and call them back to the centre of unity. Not a few of them, although separated from the Church, have kept a certain veneration for thee; and do thou, generous as thou art, reward them for it, by obtaining for them the grace of conversion.
Thou wast conqueror of the infernal serpent from the first instant of thy existence; renew even now, for it is now more necessary than ever before, thine ancient triumphs; glorify thy Divine Son, bring back to Him the sheep that have strayed from the one fold and place them once more under the guidance of the universal Shepherd who holds the place of thy Son on earth; let it be thy glory, O Virgin who destroyest all heresies, to restore unity and peace once more to all the Christian people.
Blessed feast to all.