The Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Sheen was truly amazing, and I’m putting together several posts about the Mass itself, replete with photos and some fun stories. I had hoped to have this up today, but there are too many great photos and stories right now, and I need to pare it down.
Today I’m digressing for a great cause.
I want to share an ambitious new effort spearheaded by a small local group that has a mighty goal: getting one million people to say the Rosary on Sunday, October 7.
Coincidentally (providentially?), it was the inspiration of a longtime friend, Michelle Rebello, who is also a member of the women’s Sheen book group featured here on the blog last week.
Here’s the message from Michelle:
We are asking you to join one million of your fellow Catholics in saying the Rosary for our country on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3 pm EST. (You can say it wherever you are, or can go to St. Vincent dePaul church in Peoria to pray it at 2:00pm right before the Life Chain.) We are praying for our country to return to God and His laws.
Visit rosaryvictory.com to pledge your support and be counted. Please help spread the word through email, facebook, twitter, etc (you can go to those at facebook.rosaryvictory.com and twitter.rosaryvictory.com) to help us reach our goal of one million people!
Bishop Jenky has asked for people to consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary on that day; it would be a great way to honor Our Lady and help our country to say the rosary all together on that day.
Thank you for all of your help in spreading the word and in praying the rosary on Oct. 7th. Remember, we need people to go to the website and put their email address there and the number of people in their family that will say the rosary so that we can tally up all the pledged rosaries–to 1 million and beyond!