Annual Rosary Rally To Promote Marian Devotion
Published: September 30, 2010
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is seen in the Chapel of Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, Sept. 30. Her likeness is fashioned after the vision reported by three children on that spot in 1917. Mary identified herself as “Our Lady of the Rosary” and asked that the children recite the rosary daily, promote moral conversion and build a chapel in her honor. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)
MABLETON—The 39th annual Archdiocesan Rosary Rally will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church. This year the Rosary Rally will be offered for an increase in Marian devotion, in keeping with the theme, “Rosaries from the Heart.”
The program will begin with solemn high Mass in Latin in the church. St. Francis de Sales Church will provide the music. Mass will be followed by a candlelight rosary procession outdoors, weather permitting. There will be light refreshments in the parish hall after the ceremony.
The Rosary Rally committee seeks to bring the archdiocese together in prayer, including and especially those who cannot attend, to support and promote devotion to the Mother of God, for all that she does.
Our Lady of Fatima requested “… the communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.” Since this message was important enough for her to come from heaven to impart, the committee would like to promote this beautiful devotion in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and to pray for the success of the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was also a request of Our Lady at Fatima.
All are welcome to attend on Oct. 7, to offer prayers, love and devotion to the Mother of God. Those who cannot attend are invited to join in spirit.
St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 587 Landers Drive, Mableton. For directions, call (770) 948-6888 or go to the website at www.francisdesales.com.