October is the
Month of the Holy Rosary

O Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, help me to accept the Gospel in my heart and to live it in faith, hope and love, that Jesus Christ will, through his cross and resurrection, become the way, the truth and the life for me. May I be nourished on heavenly bread and live out the sacrifice of the Eucharist so that I will overcome every evil and always choose life.

Prayer During Difficult Economic Times

Gracious God,
We know that your love is infinite and that you care about all areas of our life. In this time of economic insecurity, help us to trust that all of our security is in you. Keep us mindful that you always have and always will provide for our needs. Apart from you we can do nothing.
Merciful God,
We ask that you give our leaders the wisdom to guide our nation and the world out of the current economic crisis. Help us to protect the poor and all those who are struggling during this difficult time. Provide for their needs and give them hope. Open new opportunities for them and furnish the resources they need to live with dignity. Encourage those who have enough to share essential resources with those who lack the necessities of life, and to do so with humble, grateful and loving hearts.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.

Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died.

Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.

Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Under your protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel,defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God -cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Home Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Enthronement is a crusade to establish the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart in society through the family, the social cell. It is based on Our Lord’s statement to St. Margaret Mary: “I will reign through My Heart!”

It is an organized campaign to restore Christ to the family and the family to Christ. It is the answer to the question: “What can we do to save the family?”

The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement

In accordance with the wish of the Blessed Virgin Mary to propagate and promote throughout the world the devotion to the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart.

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Prayer of Reflection in Time of Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips, remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love. And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.

"Working together to extend the healing hands of Christ through prayers, healing masses and retreats."

The Month of October is Dedicated to the Holy Rosary.

Saint Dominic & The Holy Rosary

According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.

"Since the prayers of the Rosary come from such excellent sources — from Our Lord Himself, from inspired Scripture, and from the Church — it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our Blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven.

"If we consider the power of the Rosary as seen in its effects, we find a great abundance of proofs of its wonderful value. Many are the favors granted to private individuals through its devout recitation: there are few devoted users of the Rosary who cannot testify to experiencing its power in their own lives. If we turn to history, we see many great triumphs of the Rosary. Early tradition attributes the defeat of the Albigensians at the Battle of Muret in 1213 to the Rosary. But even those who do not accept this tradition will admit that St. Pius V attributed the great defeat of the Turkish fleet on the first Sunday of October, 1571, to the fact that at the same time the Rosary confraternities at Rome and elsewhere were holding their processions. Accordingly, he ordered a commemoration of the Rosary to be made on that day. Two years later, Gregory XIII allowed the celebration of a feast of the Rosary in churches having an altar dedicated to the Rosary. In 1671, Clement X extended the feast to all Spain.

A second great victory over the Turks, who once, like the Russians, threatened the ruin of Christian civilization, occurred on August 5, 1716, when Prince Eugene defeated them at Peterwardein in Hungary. Thereupon Clement XI extended the feast of the Rosary to the whole Church.

"Today, when dangers far greater than those of the ancient Turks threaten not only Christianity but all civilization, we are urged by our Blessed Mother to turn again to the Rosary for help. If men in sufficient numbers do this, and at the same time carry out the other conditions that she has laid down, we have the greater reason for confidence that we will be delivered from our dangers." -- Mary in our Life by Fr. William G. Most

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The Rosary and the Liturgical Year

The Rosary had its origin in the liturgical mentality of former ages. Even at the present time it is called "Mary's Psalter." There still are Catholics who consider the 150 Hail Marys a substitute for the 150 psalms for those persons who neither have the time, the education, nor the opportunity to pray the Hours of the Divine Office. Thus "Mary's Psalter" is a shortened, simplified "breviary" — alongside the common Hour-prayer of the Church. — The Church's Year of Grace, Dr. Pius Parsch

The Rosary is Christocentric setting forth the entire life of Jesus Christ, the passion, death, resurrection and glory. Of course, the Rosary honors and contemplates Mary too, and rightly so, for the same reason that the Liturgical Year does likewise: "Because of the mission she received from God, her life is most closely linked with the mysteries of Jesus Christ, and there is no one who has followed in the footsteps of the Incarnate Word more closely and with more merit than she"142 (Mediator Dei). Meditation on this cycle of Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries makes the Rosary not only "a breviary or summary of the Gospel and of Christian life,"(Ingravescentibus malis) but also a compendium of the Liturgical Year. Therewith the Rosary stands revealed as a dynamic teacher and nurturer of Christian faith, morality, and spiritual perfection, fostering in various ways faith, hope, charity, and the other virtues, and mediating special graces, all to the end that we may become more and more like unto Christ. — Mariology, Juniper B. Carol, O.F.M.


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The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for October 2022

A Church Open to Everyone:We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.

For Victims of Hurricane Ian

Gracious God, I pray for the victims of Hurricane Ian, Lord, that you would comfort the lives that were spared Lord, and that you would take care of those who perished.
Lord, please bless those who are doing everything they can to help these people and also make sure that things run smoothly in repairing this great State.
Please help the victims to have patience and also help family members to be reunited. Lord, I pray that you will ensure that the victims do not come under any illnesses from this disaster, and I also pray that they get enough food and clean water and proper shelter for everyone.
Lord, please touch the hearts of the world to continue to pray for these people and also to donate whatever they can to help rebuild this wonderful State.
Lord , only you can make miracles happen and I am asking for one now. Amen.

Respect Life Sunday is October 2nd
A Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life

Dearest St. Joseph,
at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home.
As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem,
welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child.
We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you.
May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life.
Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life
—especially where it is vulnerable or threatened.
Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.

The Mysteries of the Rosary

Until about the 15th century hundreds of mysteries were part of the Rosary devotion then the 15 mysteries that we know today were definitively fixed as "the Mysteries of the Rosary." Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, in 2002 added the five Luminous Mysteries.

Through the meditations of the complete Rosary one recalls and has impressed on his mind, the Popes tell us, "the chief mysteries of the Christian religion," "the mysteries of our Redemption," "the great mysteries of Jesus and His Mother united in joys, sorrows, and triumphs." The twenty mysteries are divided into four equal groups, known as "The Joyful," "The Sorrowful," "The Glorious," and "The Luminous Mysteries."

Joyful Mysteries
Nativity of Christ
Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple
Finding of the Christ Child in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries
Agony in the Garden
Scourging at the Pillar
Crowning with Thorns
Carrying of the Cross

Glorious Mysteries
Descent of the Holy Spirit
Coronation of Mary

Luminous Mysteries
Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
Manifestation of Jesus at the Wedding at Cana
Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
Transfiguration of Jesus
Institution of the Eucharist

To Our Lady of the Rosary

O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.

Come Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is primarily a scriptural prayer. This can be summarized by the traditional phrase used by Pope Pius XII (papacy: 1939-1958) that the Rosary is " a compendium of the entire Gospel" (AAS 38 [1946] p.419) . The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption.

Our Holy Father, Saint Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his favorite prayer, in which we meditate with Mary upon the mysteries which she as a mother meditated on in her heart. (Lk. 2:19) (Osservatore Romano, 44; 30 Oct. 1979)

In this month of October, let us consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means that we too can use in order to draw closer to Jesus and Mary by meditating on the great mysteries of our salvation

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Saints of the Month


10/01  St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Her motto is truly one that she has lived to the fullest, both in life and as a Saint -- “The Little Flower”

10/02  The Guardian Angels
Their role is to represent individuals before God, to watch over them always... Read more...

10/03  Bl. Columba Marmion
His preaching writing, and spiritual advice were wise, rich, and profound.

10/04  St. Francis of Assisi
The little poor man of Assisi.

10/05  St. Faustina Kowalska
She willingly offered her personal sufferings in union with Him to atone for the sins of others.

10/06  St. Bruno of Cologne
He had a dream of living in solitude and prayer.

10/07  Our Lady of the Rosary
This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks in 1570.

10/08  Bl. John Lowe
An English Catholic priest and martyr.

10/09  St. Denis & Companions
This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris.

10/10  Bl. Angela Maria Truszkowska
As a young woman, she devoted herself to working for the poor and needy.

10/11  Bl. John XXlll
His most famous encyclicals were Mother and Teacher (1961) and Peace on Earth (1963).

10/12  St. Seraphin of Monte Grenario
Seraphin spent three hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament daily.

10/13  Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa
Victim Soul of the Eucharist & of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart according to Fatima.

10/14  Bl. Marie Poussepin
Mary Poussepin began her institute of the Dominican Sisters of Charity in Angerville. Read more...

10/15  St. Teresa of Jesus
She is the patron saint of headache sufferers.

10/16  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation.

10/17  St. Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius was an intelligent and articulate leader who would rather die than compromise his faith.

10/18  St. Luke the Evangelist
Luke is the only Gentile to have written books in the Bible.

10/19  St. Isaaic Jogues
He & Companions are North American Martyrs

10/20  St. Paul of the Cross
Paul is most notable for his fervent love for God and his special devotion to the Passion of Jesus.

10/21  St. Gaspar
Apostle of the Devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

10/22  St. John Paul II
A vocal advocate for human rights, John Paul often spoke out about suffering in the world.

10/23  St. John of Capistrano
As a Franciscan friar, he assisted Saint Bernardine of Siena.

10/24  St. Anthony Mary Claret
The "spiritual father of Cuba"...

10/25  Bl. Thaddeus McCarthy
Bishop of Cork and Cloyne and praised in the very highest terms by Pope Innocent VIII.

10/26  Bl. Bonaventure of Potenza
Bonaventure was born of poor but virtuous parents in Potenza in the kingdom of Naples.

10/27  St. Gaudiosus of Naples Gaudiosus' relics were later buried in the Catacombs of San Gennaro in the 6th century.

10/28  St. Jude Thaddeus
St. Jude who was one of the first disciples to join Jesus

10/29  St. Colman
Colman became the third abbot-bishop of Lindisfarne in 661

10/30  Bl. Angelus of Acri
So often had he come to the Friary and gone home shortly after that some of the wittier Brothers began to refer to him as the ‘commuting novice’.

10/31  Bl. Thomas of Florence
Thomas led such a wild life for a time that parents warned their sons to stay away from him.


For Peace of Mind

Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. ...
Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you've laid out for me.
I trust your Love God, and know that you will heal this stress.
Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night.