Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Did you know Sacred Heart has a Rosary Devotional Group? This ministry meets once a month, on the first Saturday of each month. They pray the rosary together and then dine out a local restaurant afterwards. All members of Sacred Heart are welcome to join, so be on the lookout for their next meeting in the bulletin.

We also invite you to read more about this wonderful ministry and what inspired one of our parishioners to join.

An Interview with Maureen Todaro, Rosary Devotional Group Ministry Leader…

What inspired you to join this ministry?
“When I saw the notice in the bulletin about our rosary group, I immediately knew that it was an ideal way to re-discover a familiar prayer.”

What do you like most about being part of the Rosary Devotional Group?
“Knowing that we have this special time set aside to come together, sharing this gift of prayer from and for Our Lady. Some of our members are not able to come to our gathering, but join us at home, so we are united in spirit.”

How long have you been part of this particular ministry and what keeps you doing it?
“I have been a member about two years, and I keep doing it because I believe in the power of communal prayer.”

What would you tell others who are thinking about joining?
“If you are longing to get closer to God, this is a perfect first step. We provide rosary pamphlets with complete prayers and all the Mysteries. Rose Springer brings her hand-made rosaries for anyone who needs one. And recall what Jesus said in Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.”

What we want you to know.
“We are a welcoming group, and Bernadette Gaudion, former ministry leader, warmly greets new members. Before we begin we take time in silence to place ourselves in the presence of Our Lord and his Blessed Mother. At the conclusion of prayer, we share a meal at a local restaurant. See you soon!”

Some might be intimidated with the thought of praying the rosary – whether the time it takes or the prayers that are said – but there’s no need to panic. A complete guide to praying the rosary can be found here.

And did you know our Franciscans have their own version of the Rosary? Known as the Franciscan Crown, it has one extra decade, seven total, in commemoration of the Seven Joys of the Virgin. Read more here.