Praise the Lord, my soul!

praise the lord

Dear Parishioners & Visitors,

An Invitation

Praise the Lord, my soul!

In less than a month, on October 7, we will be celebrating the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the patroness of our Parish. Even though our parish is named after the Holy Rosary, we celebrate her intercession and presence in our parish. It is very important to be aware of the two precious gifts our parish has received. On one hand, the gift of Our Lady, blessed virgin Mary; and on the other, the gift of the Holy Rosary. Maternal presence and prayer makes Holy Rosary a dwelling place where we can come to know, love, serve, and praise the Lord. This is clearly shown in the reverent celebration of the sacraments and the silence through  which God speaks to each one of us.

The Maternal presence of Mary and the prayer of the Holy Rosary, makes our parish a Marian place where many  people come to honor Mary and worship Christ. For these reasons, we are making an effort to enhance the liturgical celebrations in honor of Mary and of course those that refer to the mysteries of the Lord. As we have done in the past, we will continue inviting our parishioners to come and celebrate with us on these occasions. It is essential to be intentional about this maternal presence and the prayerful spirit that Mary brings with her.

At this time, I am extending an invitation to all our parishioners, friends, volunteers, and staff to join us on Sunday, October 7, to celebrate the Feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary. On Sunday, October 7, we will celebrate the Masses in Honor of Our Lady; the main Mass for the Parish will be 11:00 a.m. We will also have a parish picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the courtyard. The parish hall will also be available for those who prefer to be indoors. Children are welcome to bring flowers to our Blessed Mother on that day as well.

I appreciate your support, your presence and participation during this celebration. May Our Lady of the Holy Rosary bring us together closer to her.

-fr.Jorge Rativa,O.P