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Pope to lead world shrines in rosary prayer for pandemic May 30
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The pope will pray at the replica of the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, the eve of Pentecost, and will also be joined by several “men and women representing various categories of people particularly affected by the virus,” the Vatican said May 26.
The service will be at 5:30 p.m. in Rome (11:30 a.m. EDT).
“At the feet of Mary, the Holy Father will place the many troubles and sorrows of humanity, further worsened by the spread of COVID-19,” said a statement released by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.
According to the statement, the prayer, which coincides with the end of the Marian month of May, “is another sign of closeness and consolation for those who, in different ways, have been struck by the coronavirus, in the certainty that the Heavenly Mother will not disregard the requests for protection.”
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The parish food pantry is just about depleted. We’ve had an increase in the number of requests for food assistance. May I ask this favor – when you come to the Church, would you please bring a can or two of food, or a box or two of pasta and/or rice or some other non-perishable food items to donate to the parish food pantry to help some local residents who need some assistance at this time? You may leave donations for the food pantry at the Church any day.
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