The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the Angel Gabriel visiting the Virgin Mary. He told her she would bear a son and name him Jesus. On this feast day we are reminded of Mary’s unwavering faith in God and love for His Church. In English, the word corona can be translated to “something suggesting a crown.” In the native language of Malawi, Africa, corona translates to “rosary.” Perhaps our Blessed Mother is calling us to follow her example of trust during this troubling time. Throughout history, our church has used her powerful weapon to defeat many enemies. Now, we must join together and pray that we can beat the Coronavirus with a spiritual vaccine, our corona, our queen and her rosary.
St. Louis Parish is hosting a 24-hour Rosary for the Coronavirus Crisis on the Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. As our parish and the entire world are suffering from this pandemic, we ask the Lord to grant His mercy as we unite in prayer.
At least 48 families and parishioners are needed to fill each 30-minute slot with prayer from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm. We encourage all families and parishioners to participate. Each family or parishioner will devote themselves to praying a rosary. This can be done in 30 minutes during your day:
- before breakfast for a great start to your day
- take a break from working at home
- children take a break from their online learning
- as a family after dinner or at bedtime
Click here to sign up for your family’s time slot.