Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Rosary for Truth in the Twin Cities area

Something else in my inbox, but first...

I am not sure that the person who sent it to me - Peter - is the contact person and I don't want to just give out the email it came from. In the body of the letter it says to "contact me". If anyone knows for certain who that contact person is and their contact info, please add it to the combox. I would prefer it to come from that contact person.

This sounds like a good idea.

Rosary for Truth
For those in the Twin Cities metro area, I would like to encourage you to participate when you are able in the lay outreach "Rosary for Truth". This group goes every Sunday to a different parish in the Twin Cities Archdiocese where there has been open support of the active gay-lifestyle, where the parish has invited anti-Catholic/pro-choice speakers to talk, and where the liturgies are severely illict and even invalid.

The group meets 20 minutes before the mid-morning Mass, and prays together silently the Rosary in the main church. The intention for this Rosary is to pray for the ongoing conversion of the parish and clergy, for their hearts and minds to be open to the fullness of the faith that they profess to be in communion with. The group also prays for our Archbishop, that he may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit, and be more willing to stand for Christ and His Church, charitably but uncompromisingly.

Since beginning this project, many fruits have already emerged. Regular parishoners have approached Rosary for Truth members desiring to join them in prayer, or wishing to learn how to pray the Rosary themselves. Others have asked about other ways to pray, as they have never been told how before. Many are beginning to seek out Adoration. All because they first saw these people silently gathering in their church one Sunday, and wondered what was going on!

So many of the Catholic faithful have actively sought out faithful and orthodox parishes, and in doing so have left behind parishes that are struggling. While it is important for our own spiritual growth that we find a good parish that will nourish our faith, it is not to be done by completely abandoning our brothers and sisters in Christ. They need our prayers, they need our presence, they need to see the joy that we have found in the fullness of the Church founded by Jesus Christ to carry on His mission in the world!

If you are in the Twin Cities area and would be interested in participating occasionally with the Rosary for Truth group, please contact me and I will get you in touch with them. If you are not in our area, please consider beginning a similar group in your diocese!

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love.

--Catechism of the Catholic Church, 25


Rosary for Truth
Schedule for September, 2007

The history of the Rosary shows how this prayer was used . . . at a
difficult time for the Church due to the spread of heresy. Today we
are facing new challenges. Why should we not once more have recourse
to the Rosary?

John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (2002), 17.

Schedule of Dates, Churches and Mass Times
Date Mass Time Church

Sept. 8 (Saturday) 4:30 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle
Rosary at 4:05 p.m.
2914 West 44 th Street, Mpls, 55410

Sept. 22 (Saturday) 5:00 p.m.

Church of Christ the King
Rosary at 4:35 p.m.
5029 Zenith Ave. S, Mpls, 55410

Sept. 29 (Saturday) 5:00 p.m .

St. Frances Cabrini
Rosary at 4:35 a.m
1500 Franklin Ave SE, Mpls

We invite you to pray the Rosary with us for a return to the Orthodox
Tradition of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and for the
conversion of our brothers and sisters who are involved, whether by
intent, deceit or ignorance, in disordered movements contrary to the
teachings of the Magisterium of the Church and Holy Scripture.

St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesian Church commanded, Take no part
in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. . . .
when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible. (Ephesians
5:11,13) Our struggle is not against our brothers and sisters, but
for their conversion in love, For we are not contending against flesh
and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against
the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts
of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) Together we
can expose the works of darkness by bringing, through this mighty
prayer, the light of truth and love in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our intent is to gather over a period of time at various churches in
our Archdiocese approximately 25 minutes before Mass, quietly kneel
and silently pray the most holy Rosary of the blessed Mother of God.

If you sense the Spirit of God prodding you then please join with us.
Please carry your Rosary exposed so we can identify one another and
sit together if you wish.

Arrive 30 minutes before Mass is scheduled to begin.

A testimonial is found on the blogs of Cathy of Alex, who was impacted by this herself. See her post on The Recovering Dissident

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