This Halloween’s (Sat 31 October) we invite you to a beautiful and prayerful way to mark All Hallow’s Eve with a Rosary Vigil in the company of Our Lady of the Rosary, Queen of All the Saints.
Bishop Nicholas Hudson, auxiliary bishop of our diocese of Westminster, will be with us to lead us in prayer. He will begin with a said Rosary livestreamed at 5pm, as part of the nation-wide “Rosary Whirlwind” campaign. After the Rosary, Joanna Bogle will give a short talk before Mass about her new book about the Luminous Mysteries and our Rosary Garden; these will be available for sale in the Repository.
Confessions will be heard throughout the evening, beginning at 5pm. At 6pm, Bishop Hudson will celebrate the Vigil Mass of All Saints, and after Mass, at 7pm, he will lead a Eucharistic Rosary Procession in the church: The Blessed Sacrament will be carried in procession through the church, pausing for the Rosary in each of the Glorious Mystery chapels.
After the Eucharistic Rosary Procession, the Blessed Sacrament will then be exposed on the Altar for adoration, during which young people will read reflections and readings from the Saints and Blessed of the Church interspersed with music. The Vigil will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, around 8:30pm.
We especially invite the youth of the diocese and beyond to gather for this Rosary Vigil at Our Lady’s Rosary Shrine. Come, let us adore the Lord, and pray for mercy and grace, through Our Blessed Mother’s intercession, in this difficult and uncertain time. As Mary promised: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”. So, we look to her with hope and confidence as we take up our rosaries in prayer!
To launch our new YouTube channel for livestreamed Masses, liturgies, and events at the Rosary Shrine, this evening’s 6pm Mass and the Vigil with readings will be livestreamed on https://youtube.com/channel/UCKWByqjdXeYjvfT4JFsB-uQ