Click here for an article in the Anchor about our Rosary Parties: http://www.anchornews.org/news/march-2017/03-10-17-1.html
A Message from Mary Cardoza
In October 2017, the church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady gave many messages to the three children and the one message that repeats in many apparitions is pray, pray, pray especially the holy rosary. God wants us to intercede for each other, and by doing so with persistent prayer, God can change any situation.
In my own family, I find urgency for intercessory prayer. My nephews and nieces are not getting married and the one’s that did 2 out of the three marriages ended in divorce. They are having children and some are not getting baptized and the ones that did get baptized will never see the inside of a church or learn any formal prayers. I do my best to invite them to come to church and they sometimes say they will come but don’t.
Their children will have children and anyone that had any knowledge of God to share with them will be gone and their children will have no knowledge of God at all. This is truly a crisis of faith! We as a parish can stand in the gap and pray with fervor and sacrifice that will bring God to do the miraculous. Here at Saint Francis we want to take Our Lady’s advice and fight back with the power of the rosary. With that said, I invite the whole parish in preparation for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima to commit to coming once a month to the rosary parties at Saint Francis Xavier School.
What is a rosary party you ask? Glad you asked, we meet at the school auditorium once a month for 6pm and we use the living rosary for you and your whole family to say the rosary as a parish with all our petitions. After, we have refreshments and socialize. We will start November 27th and end in October 2017.
Seize this opportunity to pray as a parish, not only for ourselves, but also for our friends, families and neighbors to come back to the faith and turn to Our God so we can all enter His kingdom!
6:00pm – SFX School
Sunday 27 November 2016
Sunday 15 January 2017
Sunday 19 February 2017
Sunday 5 March 2017
Sunday 2 April 2017
Sunday 21 May 2017
Sunday 25 June 2017
Sunday 16 July 2017
Sunday 13 August 2017
Sunday 17 September 2017
Sunday 15 October 2017
Join us as we pray the Holy Rosary
followed by Fellowship, Fun and Dessert.
So far the Rosary Parties have been extremely well attended. It is a beautiful thing when the parish comes together and prays together. Please join us.