WHAT IS A PUBLIC ROSARY?
The Public Rosary is an international campaign to pray the rosary together in commemoration of the last apparition of Our Lady (Oct 13, 1917) at Fatima. It is a great opportunity for prayer groups and communities to join together in public prayer.
Last year approximately 30,000 Rosary Groups joined in a massive international effort in over 60 countries. In the USA alone, there was over 20,000 groups participated. In Australia we have reached 270 groups. Our aim this year to reach 400 for Jesus and Our Lady.
WHERE CAN I HOLD A PUBLIC ROSARY?
Rosary groups may hold their public rosaries at any place where members of the public can see the group praying the rosary. This could be the local park, parish grounds, school grounds, street corner etc. For places like the Shopping Centre or shops, please make sure that you contact your local authorities or the business owners for permission to use the space.
WHAT TIME TO PRAY THE ROSARY?
Anytime of the day - this depends on the group. Majority of the Rosary Captains have reserved to pray at 12:00 noon to coincide with the rest of the international groups doing the same.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?
You may download the public liability insurance form if you need it here. The insurance is only valid for the day of the Public Rosary, and for legal reasons it is not transferrable.
CAN WE ORGANISE IT ON A DIFFERENT DATE?
We highly recommend to schedule it on the Saturday October 12, so that all the groups in Australia and the rest of the world will be united in prayer. But if Saturday is not feasible, then you may organise it at a nearest date to October 12. The aim is to get the community involved in public prayer and reparation.
CAN WE PRAY THE ROSARY INSIDE THE CHURCH?
The purpose of this Public Rosary is to make a public act of reparation and so that members of the public can witness this. We do encourage the groups to do this in public, but if for some reason this is not possible then it is better for the group to pray the rosary inside the Church than being discourage in not doing it all..
WHY PUBLIC ROSARY?
Public Witness of the faith
Public Reparation – many blasphemies are taking place in public and so we must also make reparation in public.
We are praying for God’s merciful blessing to be poured out to our country, for conversion of families to turn back to God.
DO I NEED TO ORGANISE A BIG GROUP TO JOIN?
You only need a couple of friends to pray the rosary in public and that is it! It does not have to be complicated. The banner is used to inform the public what you are doing.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A BANNER?
After completing your Public Rosary details, we will send the information pack to you separately. The banners are sent roughly 3 weeks before the official date of the Public Rosary.
WHY DO WE NEED TO INFORM YOU THE DETAILS OF OUR ROSARY EVENT?
It is important that the Rosary Captains inform us when and where they are organising their event so that when people call the office, we can easily refer them to the nearest one in the area.
I CANNOT ORGANISE ONE, CAN I JOIN A ROSARY RALLY NEAR ME?
Find any Rosary location on the map and feel free to join them. The Rosary Captains are very pleased to meet new people joining them in public prayer.