The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with Rosary Coast to Coast featuring hundreds of Rosary Rallies across the country on the October 13 Feast of Our Lady of Fatima miracle of the sun. Rosary Coast to Coast is anchored by the 4th annual National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol, headlined by speakers comprised of nationally known Catholic clergy and laypeople.
The 2019 National Rosary Rally will take place on Oct. 13th starting at 1:45 pm at St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill. There will not be a special Mass at the church so please make arrangements to attend Sunday Mass. Following the events at the church, there will be a Eucharistic Rosary procession 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. Please see the schedule below for the event times. 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
St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
1:45 – 2:00: Fr. Stephen Imbarrato – opening prayer and presentation; instructions for Eucharistic – Rosary Procession; introduce Msgr. Pope
2:00 – 2:05: Exposition
2:05 – 2:30: Eucharistic – Rosary procession with Monstrance under Canopy and Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to rally site led by Priests – Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with intention of Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family
Union Square in front of Capitol Reflecting Pool
2:30 – 2:40: Benediction
2:40 – 2:45: Chuck Neff – emcee introduction
2:45 – 3:05: Fr. Richard Heilman
3:05 – 3:25: Msgr. Charles Pope
3:25 – 3:40: Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with intention of Protection of Religious Freedom
3:40 – 4:00: Mother Miriam
4:00 – 4:20: Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary prayed simultaneously across the country with intention of return of our nation to God and to Holiness and for our Church; Marian Consecration
4:20 – 4:40: Doug Barry
4:40 –4:50: Fr. Richard Heilman – Closing comments; closing prayer
4:50: “God Bless America” sung 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.
Chuck Neff, the host of The Inner Life®, is a veteran broadcast journalist. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he has worked as a TV news reporter in Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis. Chuck has also traveled the world producing documentaries in the Holy Land, as well as South America and Eastern Europe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Barry is a devoted husband, father, and founder of RADIX – BATTLE READY, a Catholic apostolate that focuses on encouraging and strengthening men, women and youth to be better prepared to fight the battles that we all face in the world today, body, mind and soul. Since 1992 he has traveled both nationally and internationally, speaking to young and old alike through television, radio and live appearances.
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.
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.
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is a convert from the Jewish faith and has been a full-time staff apologist for Catholic Answers traveling the world, speaking and teaching through conferences, parish missions, women’s and family retreats, and all forms of media, including St. Joseph’s Radio, EWTN, Catholic Answers Live and Immaculate Heart Radio. Founder of the contemplative-active Benedictine community of religious sisters, Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope under the invitation of Cardinal Raymond Burke.