Read: A record number of parishes sign up for Diocesan Rosary Congress, October 7-15

A record number of parishes are participating in this year’s Diocese of Lansing Rosary Congress which will take place October 7-15, 2023. Ave Maria!

“There are few more beautiful ways to prayerfully meditate upon the life of Jesus Christ than through the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” said Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing.

“Hence, I would heartily encourage people to participate in this year’s Rosary Congress across the Diocese of Lansing.”

A Rosary Congress is the continual praying of the Holy Rosary in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament for seven days and nights in a particular parish or diocese with the aim of wrapping our country, our state, our diocese, and our family within the protective mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Diocese of Lansing Rosary Congress is now into its fifth year. Initially, eight parishes participated. Last year that number had grown to 40 parishes. This year 42 parishes plus three high schools will take part.

The Rosary Congress began in Poland in 1979, when the Polish people prayed through Mary’s intercession for the coming of Pope Saint John Paul II to his beloved homeland. The First National Rosary Congress in the United States was held in Washington, D.C., in 1988, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The details of this year’s Rosary Congress within the Diocese of Lansing are as follows:

1. Saint Thomas Aquinas, East Lansing | October 7 at 6pm until Midnight.

2. Saint Andrew, Saline | October 7 at 9am Mass with Holy Rosary following and Oct 12 at 11am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Rosary.

3. Saint Jude, DeWitt | October 8, 11, 12, and 13 at 8 am.

4. Saint Michael, Grand Ledge | October 8 at Noon until October 9 at Noon. Note: Livestream at 7pm on October 8.

5. Holy Rosary, Flint | October 9 at Noon until 6pm.

6. Saint Martha, Okemos | October 9 at 3pm until 9pm.

7. Saint Matthew, Flint. | October 9 at 1pm until 6 pm.

8. Saint Mary Student Parish, Ann Arbor | October 10 from 4-5pm and October 11 from 6-9pm.

9. Saint Joseph Dexter | October 10 at 9am until 9pm.

10. Saints James, Cornelius & Cyprian, Mason | October 10 at Noon until Oct 11 at Noon.

11. Saint Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor | October 10 at 9am until 11am and October 13 at 9am until October 14 at 9am.

12. Saint Agnes, Fowlerville | October 10 at 5pm until 8 pm.

13. Saint John Vianney, Flint | October 11 at 4pm until 6pm.

14. Saint Mary, Mount Morris | October 11 at Noon until 6pm.

15. Church of the Resurrection, Lansing | October 11 at 7am until October 12 at 8am.

16. Saint Gerard, Lansing | October 11 at 3pm until 9pm.

17. Saint Peter, Eaton Rapids | October 11 at 9:30am until Noon.

18. Lumen Christi High School, Jackson | October 11 at 8am until 3pm.

19. Saint Mary, Morrice | October 11 at 5:30pm.

20. Saint Mary, Charlotte | October 11 at 6pm until 7pm.

21. Saint Mary, Pinckney | October 11 and 12 at 9am until 9pm.

22. Saint Andrew Dung Lac, Lansing | October 11 at 4pm until 5pm, October 12 at 4pm until 5pm, October 13 at 4pm until 5pm with Holy Mass at 5pm (All in Vietnamese).

23. Saint John the Baptist, Ypsilanti | October 11 Noon.

24. Saint Isidore, Laingsburg | October 11 from 9:30am until 7:30am.

25. Most Holy Trinity, Fowler | October 11 from 5:45am until 6:45am and 5pm until 6pm, October 13 from 6:30am until 7:30am, October 14 from 7am until 8am.

26. Saint Mary Chelsea | October 12 at 9am until October 13 at 9am.

27. Saints Charles and Helena, Clio | October 12 at 9am until 8:30pm.

28. Holy Family, Adrian | October 12 at 5pm until 6pm.

29. Saint Mary, Westphalia | October 13 at 9am until October 14 at 9am.

30. Saint John, Davison | October 12 at 10am until 8pm.

31. Saint Rita, Clark Lake | October 12 at 7pm until 8pm.

32. Saint Patrick, Brighton | October 13 at 9am until 5pm.

33. Saint John the Evangelist, Fenton | October 13 at 9am until 6pm.

34. Saint Robert Bellarmine, Flushing | October 13 at 9:30am until October 14 at 8am.

35. Lansing Catholic High School | October 13 at 8am until 3pm.

36. Saint Mary Cathedral, Lansing | October 13 following Noon Mass until October 14 at 8am.

37. Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor | October 13 at 8am until 2:30pm.

38. Saint Therese, Lansing | October 13 at 9am.

39. Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Jackson | October 13 at 1pm until 6pm.

40. Old Saint Patrick. Ann Arbor | October 13 at 9am.

41. Saint Joseph, Howell | October 13 at 9am until 8pm.

42. Saint Joseph, Saint Johns | October 13 at 9am until 8pm.

43. Saint Augustine, Howell | October 13 at 9:30am until 6pm.

44. Cristo Rey, Lansing | October 13 from 1pm until 7pm.

45. Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory, Lansing | Any hours during the week. All are very welcome.

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