ROSARY ON THE COAST: Sunday 29 April 2018 at 3pm. This is an initiative of the Lay Faithful across the British Isles inviting the faithful of our nations, with the support of our clergy and Bishops, to a Day of Prayer for Life.
Papal Blessing: His Holiness Pope Francis presents His greetings to all those persons participating in the Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Peace in Scotland, England and Wales, due to take place on Sunday 29th April 2018, assuring them of His spiritual closeness to them in their prayers.
Pope Francis, recalling the words of Pope Saint John Paul II, reminds us that the liberating message of the Gospel of Life has been placed in our hands. Invoking the intercession of the Blessed Mother, the Holy Father prays that those who believe in her Son may feel the urgency of making that Gospel known to our world by their words and by their lives. His Holiness imparts to all those who participate in the Rosary on the Coast his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of abundant graces from heaven while placing them under the protection of Our Blessed Lady, Mary, Mother of the Church.
Our Bishop has written:
I am happy to support your initiative. Thank you for this important witness to the Truth of faith in Christ and to the power of prayer which by God’s grace will surely bring much goodness.Our culture is facing so many challenges at this moment, not least to the sound values that underpin our family and social life. May Mary’s prayers win our land back to the Lord.
May God bless this work and bring it to a good outcome. In Corde Iesu + Philip
WE’LL MEET NEARBY SOUTHSEA CASTLE – ON THE SIDE OF Fountain – all ARE VERY WELCOME!!!
|2.00pm to 2.30pm||Gather at Rosary on the Coast location – Before the entrance of SOUTHSEA CASTLE (nearby the fountain)|
|2.45pm||Invocation of the Holy Spirit Prayers of Protection|
|2.50pm||Act of Contrition Scripture Readings|
|3.00pm||Glorious Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary|
|3.30pm||Litany of Our Lady|
|3.40pm||Prayer invoking St. Joseph|
|3.50pm||Litany invoking Saints of the British Isles|
The ‘Rosary on the Coast’ will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act came into effect
After similar events in Poland and Ireland, Catholics plan to pray the rosary around the coast on Great Britain in April this year.
The event, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act coming into effect.
Organisers say the mass-rosary prayer will help combat the “present threats to faith, the dignity of the human person and to peace”, and encourage a “re-flourishing of our Faith”.