We, the members of the Holy Rosary Parish family, are the living sign of Christ’s Presence, reconciling life, light, hopefulness, and healing within our community. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to realize the full potential of our creative energies to be about the work of God in our commitment to the Lord, each other, the Church and our world.
We are a community sharing responsibility and celebration. We seek to reflect the love of Jesus in such a way that we burn with desire to be at one with Him. We pray that we are open to hear an understand the good news, while we reach out to those who have not heard it.
We come together as one, sharing the Word, the Eucharist, and the Spirit which is our Gift from God.
The plague shown can be found in the foyer of the Church of the Holy Rosary and is a thankful acknowledgement of those who very generously gave to our 2020 Special Fundraiser. A particular thank you to Eric and Ginger DeMarco for their outstanding contributions.
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July: The Month of the Precious Blood
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.
“The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it.”
The Church reminds us of the first drops of blood that flowed for our redemption on the day when Jesus was circumcised.
It is night on Mount Olivet, and the moon is shining. We see the holy face crimsoned with blood during the agony in the garden.
Unhappy, despairing Judas casts the blood-money down in the temple. “I have betrayed innocent blood!”
In the scourging chamber we see the Lord in deepest humiliation; under raw strokes the divine Blood spurts out over the floor. Christ is led before Pilate. Pilate shows the blood-covered Body to the crowds: Ecce homo! We go through Jerusalem’s streets following the bloody footsteps to Golgotha. Down the beams of the Cross blood trickles. A soldier opens the sacred side. Water and Blood.
To understand the meaning of the Precious Blood we must get some comprehension of the gravity of sin, of the awfulness of offending God, because it required the Blood of the Son of God to forgive that sin. We are living in an age in which to sin has become fashionable.
This veneration of the Precious Blood, which is the first element in our devotion to the Precious Blood means that we have a deep sensitivity to the awfulness of sin. Sin must be terrible. It must be awful. It must be the most dreadful thing in the universe. Why? Because it cost the living God in human form the shedding of His Blood.
Blood of Christ falling upon the earth in the Agony.
Have mercy on us. Amen.
Thank You, Lord, for shedding Your Blood for us.
May the Water and Blood that came from the side of Jesus
create a protecting fountain of grace,
one which flows directly from the throne of God to us.
Come, Lord, and fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord Jesus, You became Man
in order by your Passion and Death
and the draining of your Blood on the Cross,
might prove to us how much You, our God, love us.
Protect us, dear Jesus, from ever running away from the sight of blood.
Strengthen our weak human wills
so that we will not only not run away from the cross,
but welcome every opportunity to shed our blood
in spirit in union with your Precious Blood,
so that, dying to ourselves in time
we might live with You in Eternity. Amen