On the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, 7th October, Bishop John Keenan has invited people to pray in Parish churches or in other chosen venues at 3pm. They are asked to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in Penance & Reparation for the sins committed within the Church and the nation against innocence and purity.
‘Rosary under the Cross’ is called to be a time to kneel in penitence before the Lord and to confess, lament, acknowledge and repent of sins of abuse against children and youth before the Lord as a sorrowful Church.
Parishes, or groups of parishes, have been invited to hold Rosaries and Devotions in the form of a Holy Hour of Reparation in their churches and to encourage their families to gather together to pray the rosary at home. The important thing is to pray for a purification within the Church and for a renewal of clerical life and a spirit of care and protection for the vulnerable and weak so that the church visible might be reformed and renewed in head and members.