Communities to host public square rosary rallies Oct. 15

Several communities in the Diocese of Peoria are planning Public Square Rosary Rallies at noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, to pray for various needs of the church and the United States.

Sponsored by the group America Needs Fatima, the hour-long rallies feature recitation of the rosary and singing of hymns outdoors at a significant, visible location in the community.

Among the stated intentions are for conversion, wisdom for national leaders, an end to abortion and pornography, and the defense of marriage.
Locations in the Diocese of Peoria, as well as contacts for further information, include:

Hoopeston — In the parking lot of St. Anthony’s Parish hall, 423 S. 3rd St., contact Janet Haggerty, (217) 283-6266.

Marseilles — On the lawn of St. Joseph’s Parish, contact Andy Ruger, (815) 795-5724

Mendota — The lawn of Holy Cross School at the corner of Jefferson St. and Pennsylvania Ave., contact Gary at (815) 539-9860 or MaryPat at (815) 638-2145.

Moline — Christ the King Church, 3205 60th St., contact (309) 764-7003

Ottawa — Washington Park, contact Dr. German Gonzalo, (815) 434-4503

Peoria — On the walk outside the National Health Care abortion facility, 7405 N. University Ave., in conjunction with the 40 Days for Life campaign, contact Jennifer Arvin, (209) 253-1546.

Thomasboro — Front lawn of St. Elizabeth’s Church, 100 Church St., contact Rachel Bermingham, (217) 643-7450.

The website America Needs Fatima also lists that rallies will take place in Bloomington and Pekin on Oct. 15, but information was not made available to The Catholic Post by press time Wednesday. Check area parish bulletins for those schedules.

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