This week will witness both clergy and lay faithful across the Diocese of Lansing recite the Holy Rosary on the hour, every hour, for seven days as part of a diocesan-wide Rosary Congress, October 4-11.
“There are few more beautiful ways to prayerfully meditate upon the life of Jesus Christ than through the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” said Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, October 5, “Hence, I would heartily encourage people to participate in this week’s Rosary Congress across the Diocese of Lansing.”
A Rosary Congress is the continual praying of the Holy Rosary in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament for seven days and nights in a particular parish or diocese, wrapping our country, our states, our cities, our dioceses, our families within the protective Heart of Mary.
The Rosary Congress began in Poland in 1979, when the Polish people prayed through Mary’s intercession for the coming of Pope Saint John Paul II to his beloved homeland. The First National Rosary Congress in the United States was held in Washington, D.C., in 1988, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
This year is the second Rosary Congress to be hosted within the Diocese of Lansing. It got underway yesterday, October 4, and will continue through until October 11. The details are as follows:
• Saint Michael, Grand Ledge, Noon Sunday, October 4 thru Noon Monday, October 5
• Saint Mary Cathedral, Noon Monday, October 5 thru Noon Tuesday, October 6
• Saint Mary, Pinckney, 9 am to 9 pm Monday, October 5 and 9 am to 9 pm Thursday, October 8
• Saint James, Mason, Noon Tuesday, October 6 thru Noon Wednesday, October 7
• Cristo Rey, Lansing, Noon to 6 pm Wednesday, October 7
• Saint Gerard, Lansing, 3 pm to 6 pm Wednesday, October 7 with Mass at 6 pm
• Saint Thomas Aquinas, East Lansing, Noon Wednesday, October 7 thru Noon Thursday, October 8
• Saint Mary, Chelsea, 9 am to 9 pm Thursday, October 8
• Saint Martha, Okemos, 9 pm to Midnight, Thursday, October 8
• Saint Therese, Lansing, 9 am to Noon Friday, October 9
• Saint Mary, Charlotte, 9 am to 5 pm Friday, October 9
• Saint Peter, Eaton Rapids, 9 am to 9 pm Friday, October 9
• Saint Patrick, Brighton, 9 am to 9 pm Friday, October 9
• Saint Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor, Noon Friday, October 9 thru Noon Saturday, October 10
• Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, 9 pm Friday, October 9 thru 9 am Saturday, October 10
• Saint Jude, DeWitt, 1 hour after each weekday Mass October 5 thru October 9.
To find out more, go to: https://www.rosarycongressusa.org/