WASHINGTON DC – October 11, 2020

The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with Rosary Coast to Coast featuring hundreds of Rosary Rallies across the country on Sunday October 11th.  Rosary Coast to Coast is anchored by the 5th annual National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol.

The 2020 National Rosary Rally will take place on Oct. 11th with a Eucharistic Rosary procession on Capitol Hill to the rally site which takes place in Union Square to the west of the US Capitol in front of the Capitol reflecting pool. The first Rosary will be prayed during the procession to the rally site. Rosaries will be prayed along with intentions which include: respect for life at all stages of development; the sanctity of marriage and families; upholding constitutionally protected religious freedom; and the return of our nation to God and Holiness.

Fr. Heilman clarifies:  “Importantly, this is not intended to be a political event.  Our hope is to influence the direction of our country through prayer”.

“I wholeheartedly endorse the Novena for Our Nation and the Rosary Rally… I urge as many as are able to participate in these great spiritual works for the sake of our entire nation.”
Cardinal Raymond Burke

“May there arise a new movement of people who couragiously will pray the Rosary in public places. May “Rosary Coast to Coast” bring to all citizens of the United States, to the peopel people with governmental responsibilities, to all faithfull Catholics, to priests and bishops a spiritual grace-filled rain of roses.”
Bishop Athanasius Schneider

“I am 100% supportive of the Rosary Coast to Coast movement! Our world is in major trouble and we need to turn to the prayer that Our Lady has most insistently asked us to pray in all of her recent approved apparitions: the holy rosary.”
Fr. Donald Calloway MIC, Author, Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon

“This 54 day Novena and the Rosary Rally are all part of the effort we need to end preborn child killing and attacks on marriage and the family.”
Fr. Richard Heilman, President of the Holy League


  • Assemble on Capitol Hill at location to be confirmed.
  • Eucharistic Procession departs at 2:30 pm.  Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Rosary during the half hour procession to the rally site; Union Square to the west of the US Capitol in front of the Capitol reflecting pool.
  • 3:00 pm – Benediction at rally site
  • 3:10 pm – opening prayer and talk – Fr. Rick or Fr. Stephen
  • 3:20 pm – Msgr. Pope
  • 3:40 pm – Bishop Coffey
  • 4:00 pm – Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary simultaneously across country
  • 4:20 pm – Sr. Deirdre
  • 4:40 pm – concluding comments and prayer – Fr. Rick or Fr. Stephen
  • 4:50 pm – singing of God Bless America by Anna Little


Buses: Drop off at the Arboretum and park at Union Station.

Cars: Limited metered street parking garages further away, search capitol hill parking for other options.

Bring your own chairs. blankets etc. Restrooms will available at the Arboretum and Native American Museum. Dress for the weather.



Fr Stephen Imbarrato, a pro-life activist, commonly referred to as the “Protest Priest,” has made regular appearances on EWTN Catholic TV and is one of the leaders of the Red Rose Rescue movement. Fr Stephen believes we can end preborn child killing peacefully, yet decisively. See some of the varied strategies below. Read Fr Stephen’s Pro-life Manifesto and his How God Called Me to Red Rose Rescues and the Personhood Proclamation Presidential Order; A Two Year Chronology! Enjoy his page and feel free to contact Father Stephen at frstephen@defendinglife.org.




Fr. Richard M. Heilman is a priest of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. He is a regular guest host on Relevant Radio’s The Inner Life, and is the founder of the Knights of Divine Mercy, which is an apostolate for Catholic men’s faith formation.. He is also he founder of the Ladies of Divine Mercy, which is an apostolate for Catholic women’s faith formation. He is the author of the Church Militant Field Manual and RomanCatholicMan.com, which are both dedicated to helping Catholics understand and train for their role in the mission of combating evil and rescuing the souls of our loved ones who have lost the precious gift of faith.



Monsignor Charles Pope

Msgr. Pope is the Pastor of Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. and in his spare time is involved with Catholic media and lectures across America, and has attracted many readers from across the globe through the internet.  This website is a central location for the many forms of Catholic media the Monsignor appears in including: radio, newspapers, blogs, video, lectures, and social media.



Bishop Joseph L. Coffey

On May 18, 1996, Coffey was ordained to the priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Pope Francis appointed Coffey auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA on January 22, 2019. On March 25, 2019, Coffey was consecrated as a bishop.

Bishop Coffey’s duty assignments have included: Combat Assault Battalion, Okinawa, Japan; Division Officer and Command Chaplain on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), homeported in Norfolk, VA, with a 6 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf; Command Chaplain at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ; Marine Air Group 39, Camp Pendleton, CA, an assignment that included a seven-month month deployment to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Provence, Afghanistan; U.S. Navy Recruiting Command, St. Louis, MO; Command Chaplain on USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, with a six-month deployment to the South Pacific Ocean; and his final assignment as Assistant Chief of Staff for Religious Ministry, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.

Bishop Coffey’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Sea Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Service Medal, 3 Battle E Ribbons.

Dr. Dierdre Byrne

Sister Deirdre Byrne is an active missionary sister and superior of her community, Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, in Washington, DC.  After college, Sister DeDe entered medical school at Georgetown University and is double board-certified in family medicine and general surgery.  During that time she also joined the Army, retiring in 2009 with the rank of Colonel after 29 years of service.  After a lifetime of medical and military service in far-ranging areas, she was led to the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts community, whose charism involves placing each and every person they care for between the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  The over 125-year-old community runs a pro-bono physical therapy clinic and diabetic eye clinic, a retirement home for her elderly sisters as well as a music school for preschool children.  Her apostolate has been performing overseas medical missionary surgery and providing free medical care for the poor and uninsured.  Sister DeDe’s other charitable medical/surgical service includes hands-on ministry in the rubble of the twin towers following the terrorist attack on 9-11, caring for the sick during the earthquake in Haiti in 2011 and annual medical missions to Haiti and Iraq.


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US Capitol (Rally Location)
Madison Dr NW & 3rd St SW 
Washington, DC 20216




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