Dec 24, 2016
Next Saturday is Christmas Eve, and is a day of complete fast and abstinence.
Dec 25, 2016
Christmas Day fall this year on a Sunday. Masses at Infant of Prague Chapel will be at midnight, 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
For the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula, its members, friends, and benefactors, and all the faithful departed whose names have been submitted to the Guild of All Souls.
For an urgent special intention.
For the health of Angie Poeppelman.
Guild Calendar 2014
Sat. May 31
Queenship of St. Mary: Rosary before Mass
Tue. October 7
Feast of the Most Holy Rosary: Rosary before Mass, Annual Rosary Dinner
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is asked to supply rosary beads, brown and green scapulars, miraculous medals and chapel veils for the Chapel.
Next Rosary Dinner
Monday, October 7
The next Annual Rosary Dinner will be held after Vespers on Monday, October 7.
Confraternity of the
Most Holy Rosary
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is an association whose members say the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious) once every week. The Confraternity was founded by St. Dominic early in the 13th century after Our Lady herself gave him the Rosary and inspired him to found the Confraternity in her honor. It was revived by Blessed Alan de la Roche in the 15th century. The first and foremost of many associations officially approved by the Church, the Rosary Confraternity has traditionally been the most widespread and richly endowed with indulgences and privileges.
All can, of course, pray the Rosary and will not fail to find it most excellent in itself and most fruitful in its blessings, but by entering the Confraternity which bears its name, they can reap these additional advantages:
obtains the special protection of the Blessed Virgin, since it was
erected by her inspiration and in her honor.
members, in immense numbers around the world, share in the benefits of
each other's prayers and good works.
members also share in the prayers and merits of the members of the Order
of Preachers, the Order of St. Dominic, with which they are affiliated.
Numerous plenary and partial indulgences have been granted to the
Confraternity. We will publish them separately.
- The traditional Mass is offered in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel every First Saturday of the month for members of the Confraternity.
For hundreds of years until the Second Vatican
Council, the Rosary Confraternity literally embraced the world. But today,
unknown to the average Catholic, it needs to be revived yet again,
particularly since in the last century Our Lady of Fatima called upon all to
pray the Rosary "always". Without this sword of the spirit, the world is
perishing in its sins. The Rosary Confraternity must today become a
INDULGENCES AND THE ROSARY
An indulgence (forgiveness) is a remission by the Church herself of the temporal (not everlasting) punishment due to sins committed after Baptism whose guilt has been itself forgiven, whether inside or outside the confessional.
Indulgences are either plenary or partial. A plenary indulgence remits all the temporal punishment; a partial indulgence remits only part of one's debt. Should one die immediately after gaining a plenary indulgence, the soul would go directly to heaven. So it can easily be seen why indulgences should eagerly be gained by the faithful whenever possible.
all the devotions in the Church, the one upon which the Church has showered
her greatest blessings is the Rosary. One Pope after another has opened the
treasury of the superabundant merits of Christ, the Blessed Virgin, and the
Saints to grant indulgences generously to those who say the Rosary and are
members of the Confraternity.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY
Submit your full name (without title) to be officially registered in the
rolls of the Confraternity (see below).
Have your beads blessed by a priest using the blessing for rosaries
formerly reserved to Dominican priests.
Say, with meditation on the mysteries, your 15 decades of the Rosary
each week. It is not necessary to say all at one time, or in one day;
you can say 5 decades, or even one at a time. No sin is committed if you
neglect your 15 decades or part of them during the week, though you lose
your share for that week in the benefits of the rosaries recited by the
other Rosarians around the world.
ROSARY CONFRATERNITY ENROLLMENT
Please click the image below and email us your:
City, State, Zip code
Your email address
We will then submit your name to the central Rosary Confraternity registry and you will be mailed a confirmation.
Please give your full name to be registered, as John Smith, not as Mr.
Smith, nor J. Smith; Ellen Smith, not Miss Smith, nor Mrs. E. Smith.
All entries must be submitted willfully by each person themselves (please do not enroll others).