Would you like to pray the Rosary with Bishop Alberto Rojas?
Beginning in October, the month of the Most Holy Rosary, you can. As with most things in the Covid-19 pandemic, the opportunity comes through technology.
A 37-minute video showing Bishop Rojas praying the Joyful Mysteries was posted to the Diocesan YouTube Channel on Monday, Oct. 5. It was filmed in the Chapel of St. Junipero Serra House of Formation in Grand Terrace during the spring. The Bishop offers a brief introduction with some specific intentions to help viewers prepare themselves….
Bishop Rojas is then shown removing the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle in the chapel and placing it in the monstrance on the altar. He then incenses the altar before kneeling for a moment of private prayer. He begins with the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed. Diocesan seminarians and Father Emmanuel Ukaegbu-Onuoha, director of spiritual formation at Serra House, provide the responsorials throughout the Rosary prayer.
The lighting is subdued, and the mood is quiet and reverent. Still images are interspersed throughout the prayer, including depictions of Mary from the diocese like Our Lady of Guadalupe (Riverside), Our Lady of Fatima (Lake Arrowhead) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Montclair).
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has led to stronger faith practices at home, the Rosary has been encouraged by both Bishop Gerald Barnes and Bishop Rojas as a good family activity. Individuals and families will be able to pray the different mysteries of the Rosary with Bishop Rojas, according to the prescribed day of the week. Bishop Rojas’s Rosary video is posted to the diocesan YouTube channel and is promoted in diocesan social media and on the diocesan website.
The above comes from an Oct. 7 story from the Inland Catholic Byte in the Diocese of San Bernadino.
I don’t get this. Why don’t people pray the rosary on their own? Why do bishops have to foist themselves on people like they’re so important? If I want to pray the rosary, I just pray the rosary. I don’t need to stream a video of some bishop praying the rosary for me. The less I see of some bishops, the better.
Our Blessed Mother told us to pray the rosary every day. Father Patrick Payton said the family that prays together stays together. Dr. Taylor Marshall says pray the rosary every day or you’re not on the team. Look up the 15 promises Mary made to those who recite the rosary daily. Just pray the rosary.
The rosary isn’t in the Bible. None of the apostles prayed the rosary. Pray the rosary or you’re not on the team? I guess the apostles weren’t on the team. I guess Catholics for the first 1500 years of Church history weren’t on the team. I’ll stick with the Bible and the sacraments. The rosary isn’t necessary, even if some people who like it a lot say it is.
You have zero understanding of the rosary and it’s fruits, typical of protestants, but there is hope for you yet. Do yourself a favor and study up on it, Our Blessed Mother can and will help you if you’ll ask. Be on her team.
The Rosary prayers come from the Bible and so do the meditations: from the prayer the Lord Jesus Christ taught (The Our Father), from the Magnificat of Mary in St. Luke where she say, “All generations shall call be blessed,” and the Glory Be from the teaching of the Holy Trinity where Christ said to baptize in the name (note: singular — meaning one God) of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Good (and charitable) comments Beads !!