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September 19, 2017

My dear parishioners,

The parish is in the full swing of activities again. All activities are up and running for another year, here at Saint Sebastian.

This leads me to share some thoughts with you about Mary, the Mother of God. Believe it or not, next Sunday is October 1st. The Church asks us to pay special attention to and learn about our faith from Mary, the Mother of God.

The month of October is dedicated to a special prayer, the Holy Rosary. Tradition says that Mary, our Blessed Mother, appeared to the great St. Dominic in 1206 and gave St. Dominic the Rosary.  St. Dominic was to use the Rosary as a powerful weapon and asked him to teach this prayer to others.

The Rosary is a Christocentric prayer focusing on the entire life of Jesus Christ, his passion, death, resurrection and glory . The authentic Rosary is a combination of vocal and mental prayer. Pope Leo XIII reaches the Rosary is composed of two parts –the meditation on the mysteries, and the recitation of the prayers.

During the month of October let us make every effort to pray the Rosary daily and to teach this powerful prayers to our children.

Have a great week.       –Monsignor Montecalvo



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