The day of prayer for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary will begin with a Eucharistic process around Capitol Hill.
This Sunday, thousands are expected to gather outside the United States Capitol to pray for the conversion of the nation during the fifth annual National Rosary Gathering.
The event is part of the “Rosary Coast to Coast” movement, in which hundreds of Rosary gatherings across the country will take place simultaneously. The gathering will also mark the end of the organization’s 54-day novena for our nation.
“This 54-day novena and the Rosary gathering are all part of the effort we need to end the killing of unborn children and the attacks on marriage and family,” the father said. Richard Heilman, president of the Holy League and speaker at the rally.
“It is important to note that this is not a political event. Our hope is to influence the direction of our country through prayer,” Heilman said.
The day’s events will begin at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. At 2 p.m., attendees are invited to join in a Eucharistic procession of St. Peter to the rally site in Union Square west of the United States Capitol building in front of the Capitol’s reflecting pool.
The rosary will be recited throughout the procession for “respect for life at all stages of development; the sanctity of marriage and families; defend constitutionally protected religious freedom; and our nation’s return to God and holiness,” according to Rosary Coast to Coast.
Watch the live stream of the film starting at 1:55 p.m. Sunday:
Scheduled to speak at the rally are:
- Prof. Donald Callowayauthor of Champions of the Rosary: the story and the heroes of a spiritual weapon
- Bishop Joseph L. Coffeyof the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Prof. Stephen Imbaratopro-life activist
- Prof. Richard M.. Heilmanpriest of the Diocese from Madison, Wisconsin
- Msgr. Charles Popepastor of Saint Comforter – Saint Cyprian Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
- Sr. Dierdre Byrnemissionary sister and superior of her community, Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, in Washington, DC.
- Doug Barryfounder of RADIX – BATTLE READY
- Prof. Chris AlarMIC, host of “Divine Mercy 101”
For more information on parking and the calendar of events, visit rosarycoasttocoast.com.