Get beads ready, set, and go in the Rosary relay

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Families pray the Rosary at home. Archbishop Fisher has urged an intensification of prayer and fasting since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. PHOTO: CNS, Doug Hesse, The Leaven

Families invited to register for event in the month of Mary

The Archdiocese of Sydney has launched a Family Rosary Relay for May to pray for Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s intentions.

A video of Archbishop Fisher inviting families and Catholics to join in the Relay was released on the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney website. One of Archbishop Fisher’s specific intentions is issued for every day of the Relay throughout the month.

The month of May is traditionally devoted to Mary and many Catholics already are in the habit of praying the rosary at home during the month. The Relay also honours Mary with a specific title each day as well.

Families are invited to register their intent to pray at least one decade during the month of May for the intentions of the Archbishop. The registration form asks them to choose a specific day of the month and a specific mystery of the Rosary to pray. Registration and the daily intentions are found here.

A decade of the Rosary will be live-streamed each day at 2pm on the Life Family and Outreach Facebook page with an introduction to the day’s prayer intention and the title of Our Lady being used.

A free supplementary 31 Ways to love Our Lady more throughout the Month of May resource will also be made available to be downloaded from the archdiocesan website. The Australian promotor of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, Fr James Baxter OP, has written a personal invitation to all those who register, to consider joining the Confraternity.

Last month Pope Francis wrote a letter to all Catholics asking them to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, including praying for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

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