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Father Timothy S. Reid


October 1, 2023
Dear Parishioners,

As you know, October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Church dedicates this entire month to the Rosary because of its power and efficacy. Thus, while I heartily encourage all of you to pray the Rosary daily, it’s especially appropriate to do so this month. Moreover, Our Lady made 15 promises to St. Dominic for those who are devoted to the Rosary, which should encourage us to pray it daily:

  • Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.
  • I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.
  • The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
  • It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the heart of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
  • The soul who recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.
  • Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not die by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
  • Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
  • Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
  • I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.
  • The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
  • You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.
  • All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
  • I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
  • All who recite the rosary are my son, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.
  • Devotion to my rosary is a great sign of predestination.
In addition to being dedicated to the Rosary, I mentioned in the bulletin last Sunday that October is also dedicated to the Holy Angels. One very helpful prayer we can pray to ask for the help of the angels is the Memorare to the Angels:

Remember, O holy Angels that Jesus, the Eternal Truth, assures us that you ‘rejoice more at the conversion of one sinner, than at the perseverance of many just.’ Encouraged thereby, I, the most unworthy of creatures, humbly entreat you to receive me as your servant, and make me unto you a cause of true joy. Do not, O blessed Spirits, reject my petition, but graciously hear and grant it. Amen.

As we consider the evil in our world these days, let’s trust in Our Lady’s and the angels’ protection and intercession. May they keep us safe and help to procure God’s will for our families, our parish, our state, and our entire country.

With confidence in Our Lady and the Angels

Fr. Reid