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Feast of the Holy Rosary: October 7th

The Rosary (Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary—Oct 6) The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and—added by St. John Paul II in 2002—the Luminous. The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.

Feast of the Miracle at Fatima: October 13th:

"It had rained all during the apparition. At the end of the conversation between Our Lady and Lucia – when the Blessed Virgin rose and Lucia shouted, "Look at the sun!" – the clouds parted, revealing the sun as an immense silver disk shining with an intensity never before seen – though not blinding.

This lasted only an instant. Then the immense disk began to "dance."

The sun spun rapidly like a gigantic circle of fire. Then it stopped momentarily, only to begin spinning vertiginously again. Its rim became scarlet; whirling, it scattered red flames across the sky.

Their light was reflected on the ground, on the trees, on the bushes, and on the faces and clothing of the people, which took on brilliant hues and changing colors.

After performing this bizarre pattern three times, the globe of fire seemed to tremble, shake, and then plunge in a zigzag toward the terrified crowd.

All this lasted about ten minutes. Finally, the sun zigzagged back to its original place and once again became still and brilliant, shining with its normal brightness. The cycle of the apparitions had ended.

Many people noticed that their clothes, soaking wet from the rain, had suddenly dried.

The miracle of the sun was also seen by numerous witnesses up to twenty-five miles away from the place of the apparition."

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Weekly Parish Calendar

  October 13th: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Rosary Coast to Coast: Come join us and the nation at a Special Holy Hour and Rosary beginning at 3:30 pm. We will pray as a nation for our country and its leaders, for peace and conversion back to God.
  October 14th: Eucharistic Holy Hour at St. Mary's, but no dinner due to the Blood Drive running from 1 pm - 6 pm in St. Mary's Center.
  October 16th: Faith Formation beginning at 6 pm at St. Mary's
  October 10th: AED/CPR Class at Ave Maria Center, Lexington: 6 - 9:30 pm. Call the office to reserve a spot.
  October 20th: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  ADORATION SUNDAY: from 1pm - 6pm at St. Mary's.  All are welcome to come and spend some time with Our Lord.
 October 21st:  Eucharistic Holy Hour at St. Mary's, but NO DINNER due to preparations for the Sisters private ceremonials on Tuesday.  Thank you for your patience.

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"Pray the Rosary everyday!" Our Lady of Fatima

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.