FAMILY ROSARY CRUSADE
A FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER!
It is certain that America is at the most crucial moment of her history. At this time we would do well to keep in mind the power of the Rosary and the message of Fatima. The Rosary is not merely a devotion. It is weapon of conversion, protection and love. Never has this weapon been more needed than it is today.
The Rosary has proven itself as a weapon of protection. Some of the battles in which victory was attributed to the Rosary are: The battle of Lepanto in 1571, which the Church commemorates on October 7th as the feast of the Holy Rosary; the battle of Vienna in 1683 and the battle of Belgrade in 1716. These battles were won against all odds by the power of the Rosary. In each instance Europe was saved from the forces of Mohammed.
We are now engaged in a war against worldwide terrorism perpetrated by those who profess to be Muslims - disciples of Mohammed. The fact that our culture has surrendered so many of its core Christian values to the Culture of Death fuels their determination to convert or destroy us. For that reason, we must take up our most powerful weapon: the Rosary. It has saved us in the past and it can save us now. We must ask Mary for the grace to convert our enemies and ourselves. Our prayers and the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will help to establish the reign of Christ the King.
We believe we are in a time of deep dark and desperate spiritual crisis as a country. St. Paul tells us to put on the armor of God to win the battle. We believe that the rosary; the summary of the gospel, is that armor for us today. With our government pushing and funding Abortion; we have over 3000 innocent babies killed daily in their mothers' wombs. We have our own "Slaughter of the Innocents".
With marriages under attack daily from legislation, we see state after state accepting same sex marriage. With assisted suicide legalized now in some of our Nation and other states pushing for the same so-called rights to "Mercy Killing" for the sick and elderly. With daily attacks by courts and pressure to eliminate any mention of God in our public schools, even to taking the "under God" out of the pledge.
SO MANY INTENTIONS , SO LITTLE TIME!
YOU CAN DO IT DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY BUT DO IT!
THUS BEGINS THE HABIT OF FAMILY PRAYER
OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO PRAY
INVITE NEIGHBORS! WE CALLED IT "BLOCK ROSARY" BACK IN '50'S
PLEASE NOTIFY THE RECTORY IF YOU ARE DOING FAMILY ROSARY. IT HELPS US KNOW HOW OUR PARISH IS DOING IN BECOMING A SCHOOL OF PRAYER. GIVE NAMES;
BE MODELS TO OTHERS!
I BELIEVE IN GOD, the Father almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth. And in Jesus
Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the
Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate;
was crucified, died, and was buried. He
descended into Hell. The third day He rose
again from the dead. He ascended into
Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God,
the Father almighty. He shall come again to
judge the living and the dead. I believe in
the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of
sins, the resurrection of the body, and life
OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is
with thee. Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world
without end. Amen.
(After Glory be)
O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us
from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to
Heaven, especially those in most need of
Thy mercy. Amen.
HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy;
our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To
thee do we cry, poor banished children of
Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine
eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our
exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy
womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet
Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of
God, that we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ. Amen.