Next year, I am hoping we can get something going throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit for the Worldwide Fatima Sanctity of Life Day. From what I understand, this first time event, will be held yearly. Perhaps Cardinal Maida will consider holding the Rosary following Masses at the Cathedral next year, and invite other parishes to do the same a month in advance. It was beautiful to know that all around the world large groups of people, and people in private, were participating in an effort to send 1 Billion Rosaries to heaven for the unborn. Fatima is a time-tested, Church approved apparition site.
While the Rosary may not be everyone's cup of tea, this Archdiocese has a very large group of Catholics devoted to it. They are not all gray-haired either. They are in every single parish within this archdiocese and there are varying age groups, with younger people taking an interest, thanks in large part to John Paul the Great.
My prayer is that Cardinal Maida and the Archdiocese will recognize the many devoted to the Rosary by participation in this worldwide event next year - officially. I think they would be surprised at the growing number of people taking an interest in the Rosary. Perhaps we should all be contacting our bishops and cardinals in the coming months to make such a humble request.
If your parish or diocese participated in this event, please drop a note in the comment box. If you don't know how or are intimidated, send me an email at: TeDeumBlog@aol.com . I would especially like to know if any diocese participated, and what they did.
Click here to see how Assumption Grotto participated
Our Lady of Fatima: Pray for us!