National Rally 2018
National Rosary Rally – Washington DC
The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with the National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; headlined by speakers comprised of nationally known Catholic clergy and laypeople.
The National Rosary Rally takes place in Union Square to the west of the US Capitol in front of the Capitol reflecting pool starting at 12:00 noon on October 7 and is expected to conclude around 2:30 pm. All four 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 on October 7 next, the 445th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. I urge as many as are able to participate in these great spiritual works for the sake of our entire nation.”
Cardinal Raymond Burke
“This 54 Day Novena for Our Nation and National Rosary Rally come at a critical and most serious time of crisis in our country. I cannot think of a more powerful response on the part of Catholics than to pray, fast and come together for the conversion of our nation.”
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Priests for Life
“Today we find ourselves in a Spiritual Battle. Government actions and court rulings are in conflict with God’s law. Persecution of traditional religious belief and practice is unprecedented. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are called upon to help turn our country back towards God. We will accomplish that through prayer; prayer that can change hearts, change our families, change our communities and change our country. There is no stronger weapon in this Spiritual Battle than the Rosary.”
Fr. Richard Heilman, President of the Holy League
1:00 – 2:00: Mass at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
2:00 – 2:05: Fr. Stephen Imbarrato – instructions for Rosary procession
2:05 – 2:30: Rosary procession to rally site led by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato – Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with intention of Life
2:30 – 2:40: Fr. Richard Heilman – opening prayer; the inspiration for Novena for Our Nation, Rosary Coast to Coast and National Rosary Rally
2:40 – 2:45: Chuck Neff – emcee introduction
2:45 – 3:00: David and Margaret Bereit
3:00 – 3:15: Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with intention of Marriage and Family
3:15 – 3:30: Doug Barry
3:30 – 3:45: Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with intention of Religious Liberty
3:45 – 4:00: Matt Walsh
4:00 – 4:20: Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and Novena prayers with intentions of return of our nation to God and to Holiness
4:20 – 4:30: Fr. Richard Heilman – Marian Consecration, closing comments; closing prayer
4:30: “God Bless America” sung by Anna Little