Rosary for Truth
Schedule for September, 2007
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 p.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.
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.
This group of Faithful had a great impact on my reversion. There are those who are going to be angry, or who are angry, that this group exists. Yes, some of the members are more trad then some of us may be, but their motives are good. They appeared at my former dissident parish several times. They were not hassled overly much. There were many who were upset that they were there. You may wonder why Catholics should be upset that other Catholics appear and want to pray the Rosary in a Catholic parish before Mass. Good question. There are many Catholics who have never seen the Rosary, barely know what it is, or think it's a relic from a irrelevent bygone era. There are Catholics who are afraid of the Rosary because they see it as the powerful force it can be. Or, they are baffled by it because they think it can only be used for rote prayer and that's dumb.
Seeing people praying a Rosary was something I had nearly forgotten by the time the group appeared at my, former, dissident parish. It prompted me to wonder why I was not praying it like my Mom taught me. The reactions of the other parishioners made me wonder: Why are they so angry? Why are they threatened? Why aren't we having regular Catholic devotions like this anyway? Aren't we a Catholic parish? What's wrong with, actual, established, Catholic prayer instead of the "made-up" stuff the liturgist invents every week?
Once I started adding these questions to some of the "issues" I already was already wondering about, Mary grabbed a hold of me and didn't let go. Perhaps, the fear that these Catholics might actually become Catholics if they are exposed to the Rosary is what scares them. Don't be afraid.
There are people that are angry that the group picks their parish. By selecting your parish, yes, Rosary for Truth is telling you that something is wrong. Please look around and ask yourself what and why. Seriously. I know some of you are thinking: Why don't they just leave us alone? We don't bother them, they shouldn't bother us. It's not about bothering anyone. It's about your brothers and sisters in Christ being concerned about your soul. I realize sin and damnation are not topics that are talked about a lot in Catholic churches these days. Just because some of us quit talking about it, does not mean sin and damnation ceased to exist.
Cross posted on Recovering Dissident Catholic