THE LIVING ROSARY

St. James and St. Patrick’s Parishes have implemented the Living Rosary within our parish cluster and beyond.  You do not need to belong to these parishes in order to partake in this powerful prayer opportunity. The primary purpose of the Living Rosary is to implore the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary in order to convert, revive and preserve the Faith in the souls of the faithful.  As many of you know devotion to the rosary produces great fruit, miracles and extraordinary graces.  Pope Gregory 16th made the following solemn declaration in 1832 “In the profound pain, misery and tribulation of these times, we have found great onsolation in the pious devotion to the Holy Virgin under the title of The Living Rosary.”

The Living Rosary consists of the recitation of the Rosary by dividing the prayers between people. Each volunteer is assigned one mystery to pray each day with devotion and meditation.   It is that simple!!  It is however, a life time commitment.   United spiritually, this union of hearts forms the Living Rosary. Can you imagine the power of all these hearts united in prayer?   Any willing, faithful soul may pray a decade of the rosary no matter what their age or situation which consists of the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer.   The Intentions are for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in honour of Saint Philomena, for the good of your parish and for personal intentions.   You pray it any time of the day or night, and in any place.   The commitment is for life. Changes or trading of assignments must be done through the registry.

If you would like to become part of the Living Rosary, or for more information, please contact Mary Helen at 519-345-2926 / maryhelenvl@hotmail.com or Lindsay at 519-527-1841 / lindsaysills@yahoo.ca   You will be assigned a mystery to be prayed
daily. It is a small offering to Our Lady for the many blessings we know will be received.  Please prayerfully consider whether this is something you can be a part of.  Thank you.