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The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising,
fair as the moon, bright as the sun,
terrible as an army set in array?
-- Canticle of Canticles 6:9

Our Lady of the Rosary has been celebrated for 445 years.

Read the history of the rosary and significance of October 7, 1571

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For many years our parish was served by visiting priests. In 1997 Father Tim Clancy S.J. came to say mass and graciously accepted an invitation to remain as our pastor. He is still active as Professor of Religious Philosoply and head of the Honors Program at Gonzaga University. Father Tim's homilies are models for the Church's vision that homilies should be well-informed teachings on the meaning of the Gospels. Transcripts of his archived homilies are still well read.

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The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.

The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green.

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"Since the prayers of the Rosary come from such excellent sources — from Our Lord Himself, from inspired Scripture, and from the Church — it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our Blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven."

"If we consider the power of the Rosary as seen in its effects, we find a great abundance of proofs of its wonderful value."

"Many are the favors granted to private individuals through its devout recitation: there are few devoted users of the Rosary who cannot testify to experiencing its power in their own lives. If we turn to history, we see many great triumphs of the Rosary. Early tradition attributes the defeat of the Albigensians at the Battle of Muret in 1213 to the Rosary.

"But even those who do not accept this tradition will admit that St. Pius V attributed the great defeat of the Turkish fleet on the first Sunday of October, 1571, to the fact that at the same time the Rosary confraternities at Rome and elsewhere were holding their processions."

"Accordingly, he ordered a commemoration of the Rosary to be made on that day. Two years later, Gregory XIII allowed the celebration of a feast of the Rosary in churches having an altar dedicated to the Rosary. In 1671, Clement X extended the feast to all Spain."

A second great victory over the Turks, who once, like the Russians, threatened the ruin of Christian civilization, occurred on August 5, 1716, when Prince Eugene defeated them at Peterwardein in Hungary. Thereupon Clement XI extended the feast of the Rosary to the whole Church."

"Today, when dangers far greater than those of the ancient Turks threaten not only Christianity but all civilization, we are urged by our Blessed Mother to turn again to the Rosary for help. If men in sufficient numbers do this, and at the same time carry out the other conditions that she has laid down, we have the greater reason for confidence that we will be delivered from our dangers."

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The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of October 2016

Universal: That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

Evangelization: That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

The Gospels for Sundays in September 2016 are from St. Luke and are from Year C, Cycle 2

October 2 - Twentyseventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple."

October 9 - Twentyeighth Sunday of Ordinary Time
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

October 16 - Twesntyninth Sunday of Ordinary Time
"For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."

October 23 - Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
This Gospel relates the story of Jesus and Bartimaeus, the blind man.ransom for many."

October 30 - Thirtyfirst Sunday of Ordinary Time
The Gospel relates the story of Jesus meeting with Zacchaeus.

The Liturgical Year

The Liturgica Year is the mystery of Christ unfolded through the cycle of the year calls us to live his mystery in our own lives.

From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Advent: Four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus' birth.
  • Christmas: Recalling the Nativity of Jesus Christ and his manifestation to the peoples of the world.
  • Lent: A six-week period of penance before Easter.
  • Sacred Paschal Tridium: The holiest three days of the year, where the Christian people recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Easter: 50 days of joyful celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ordinary Time: Divided into two sections (one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas Time and another lasting about six months after Easter Time), wherein the faithful consider the fullness of Jesus' teachings and works among his people.

From the Church Year Net