Pastor's Letter

The Month of Mary

10-13-2019Fr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

In this month of October, the month of Mary, I want to stress once again the importance of praying the rosary. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the rosary is the most powerful prayer. The devil hates Mary and those who are dedicated to and honor Mary. The devil also cowers in fear when confronted with Mary, for he knows that she has defeated him as it says in Genesis chapter 3. In some of the images of the Immaculate Conception, we see the Blessed Mother stomping on the head of a serpent. And many exorcists have said that the devil and other demons admit to being afraid when they hear the name of Mary. With fifty three Hail Marys, the rosary is indeed a powerful weapon against evil. When we are placed under her mantle, she protects us. There are so many titles of protection that we can be placed under, including the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


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40 Days for Life

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Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary

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