The event, organized by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, will be held virtually. They will especially commend the upcoming elections, the pandemic, and the violence in the inner-cities
Newsroom (October 6, 2020 9:10 pm Gaudium Press) — The intercession of the Virgin Mary must be invoked for the United States, together as Catholics, for a country beset by multiple crises, said the bishops who will participate in the “Rosary for America”, a virtual meeting on Marian prayer that will take place on October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. Pacific Time) via the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ YouTube channel.
Los Angels Archbishop, Jose H. Gomez, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has invited several bishops from different regions of the United States to pray a part of the rosary.
“I think this is a fantastic way to strengthen our bonds as a Catholic community in a very challenging moment,” said Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Reed of Boston, one of 11 bishops who will participate in the event via videotape.
Bishop Reed, who was asked to pray the decade of the rosary dedicated to the fifth glorious mystery, pointed to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent incidents of inner-city violence, and the November 3 election as realities that need to be addressed in Mary’s care.
“To face those challenges and the divisions we’re experiencing by turning to the Mother of God, and doing so together as a national Catholic community on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, is just the absolute best thing to do at this time,” said Bishop Reed.
With information from CNS