Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wisconsin bishops "to entrust the faithful of WI to Mary, Mother of Mercy" this weekend

Each diocese will read a public prayer of entrustment, which is a way of placing each of our dioceses and everyone within them under the special care and protection of the Blessed Mother. I will be celebrating Mass on Oct. 7 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion. During the Mass, I will be leading the congregation gathered, spiritually representing all people within the diocese, in the prayer of entrustment published in The Compass. I invite each and every one of you to pray the prayer at home or in church.

My brother bishops and I, under the leadership of Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, have chosen Oct. 7 because this is also the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast day has an incredible history. In 1571, Pope Pius V called on everyone in Europe to pray the rosary to ward off the terroristic advances of the Turkish Sultan, Selim II, who was ready to attack Venice and to conquer Rome and Vienna. Grossly outnumbered by the sultan with his fleet, the papal fleet was miraculously able to defeat the bloodthirsty aggressor and then a huge storm at sea completely annihilated the rest of the enemy fleet.
It's just awesome to be a Catholic in this state!

Link: WCC public proclamation

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will proclaim the Act of Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy on Sunday, Oct. 9, at his 11 a.m. Stational Mass at St. Patrick Church in Madison.

I didn't find public events for the other two dioceses.

HT FatherZ

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