Oct. 1, 2017

October 2017

October is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Holy Rosary & the Holy Angels



“Behold, I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Respectfully observe him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned: for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him. But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I shall speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee: and my angel shall go before thee, and shall bring thee into the place which I have prepared.”
(Exodus, xxiii. 23)



Click here, for the devotion to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Our Lady said to Lucy: 'The last means that God will give to the world for its salvation are the Holy Rosary and My Immaculate Heart.' The words "last means" indicate that there will be no others.

-Words from Fr. Fuentes of his interview with Sr. Lucy of Fatima on Dec 26, 1957


... the rosary is a great means of salvation... Aside from Lourdes and Fatima, we have heard it recommended by ... ecclesiastical authorities, such as Pope Pius IX, the great Pope of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. From his deathbed he whispered the plea for the daily rosary.”

Pope Leo XIII wrote some thirteen encyclicals on the rosary alone.

The late Pope Pius XI once said: “The Pope prays his rosary every day. As long as the Pope has not prayed his rosary, his day is not finished. If the Pope does not pray his rosary, he does not pray. We wish to be imitated in this matter.”

At Fatima, Our Lady chose for her purpose three little children who knew how to pray the rosary. She always appeared to them with the rosary and is so represented in the millions of images and statues which are today distributed through-out the world.

But even more convincing are the words of Our Lady herself. In the first apparition, when Lucy asked if Francisco would also go to heaven, she replied: “He will also go to heaven, but he must say many more rosaries.” Later Our Lady added: “Say the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.”

In the second apparition she said: “I want you to say the rosary every day.”

In the third apparition: “I want you to continue to say the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary.”

In the fourth apparition: “I want you to continue to say the rosary every day.”

In the fifth apparition: “Continue to say the rosary.”

In the sixth apparition: “I want to tell you . . . that I am the Lady of the Rosary; continue to say the rosary every day.”

Who could remain indifferent to this maternal, insistent recommendation of Our Lady to say the rosary every day? It is the rosary that so pleases Our Lady.

The pledge of the daily rosary does not, normally, bind under pain of sin. If you forget or neglect it through a cause that you could not prevent, there is no sin committed nor any harm done. Let the rosary, then, become a part of your daily life. Comply with Mary's wishes and say to her: “Dear Blessed Mother, touched by your tender request asking me to say the holy rosary every day, I hereby promise to do so. Accept my rosary as my daily gift to you, the Queen of the Holy Rosary.”

(Source: Novena to Our Lady of Fatima, Pamphlet By Rev. Lester M. Dooley, S.V.D., pp. 18-19, 1950)


Click here, to read a 1912 Imprimatur book, ‘The Excellence of the Rosary’


Prayer to ones Holy Angel-Guardian

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here;
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

“A plenary indulgence at the hour of death, to be gained by the faithful who have been accustomed to say this invocation frequently during life, provided that they go to confession and Communion, or, at least, make an Act of Contrition, invoke the Holy Name of Jesus, orally, if possible, or at least mentally, and accept death with resignation from the hand of God as the just punishment for their sins (Apostolic Brief, Oct. 2, 1795; S. C. Ind., June 11, 1796 and May 15, 1821).”

(Source: The Raccolta, 1957).


Below listed are the feasts falling in October 2017:

October 1: XVII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Remigius Bishop and Confessor.

October 2: The Holy Guardian Angels, Greater Double.

October 3: St. Teresa of the Child Jesus (of Lisieux), Virgin, Double.

October 4: St. Francis of Assisi Confessor, Greater Double.

October 5: Commemoration of St. Placid and companions Martyrs.

October 6: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Bruno Confessor, Double.

October 7: FIRST SATURDAY/The most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of St. Mark Pope and Confessor, and Ss. Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus and Apuleius Martyrs.


October 8: XVIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Bridget Widow.

October 9: St. John Leonard Confessor, Simple, St. Denis Bishop, Rusticus Priest, and Eleutherius Martyrs.

October 10: St. Francis Borgia Confessor, Simple.

October 11: The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Double of the II Class.

October 12: Feria/Hours before the October 13th Fatima Apparition.

October 13: St. Edward, King of England, Confessor, Simple/Centenary of the Final Apparition at Fatima & Miracle of the Sun.

October 14: St. Callistus I Pope and Martyr, Double.


October 15: XIX Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Teresa (of Ávila), Virgin.

October 16: St. Hedwig Widow, Simple.

October 17: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Virgin, Double.

October 18: St. Luke Evangelist, Double of the II Class.

October 19: St. Peter of Alcantara Confessor, Double.

October 20: St. John Cantius Confessor, Double.

October 21: Commemoration of St. Hilarion Abbot; Commemoration of St. Ursula and Companions Virgins and Martyrs.


October 22: XX Sunday after Pentecost, Double.

October 23: Feria

October 24: St. Raphael Archangel, Greater Double.

October 25: Commemoration of Ss. Chrysanthus and Daria Martyrs.

October 26: Commemoration of St. Evaristus Pope and Martyr.

October 27: Feria

October 28: Ss. Simon and Jude Apostles, Double of the II Class.


October 29: Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of XXI Sunday after Pentecost.

October 30: Feria

October 31: Feria


Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.