Father Bobbin teaches us There is No Right or Wrong Way to Pray at Adoration!
Perpetual Adoration of Our Lord takes place at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at the Rectory of the Church of St. Patrick in Pottsville, PA. The chapel is open at all hours and all are welcomed to adore at any time. If you have any questions, please call the Church of St. Patrick at 570-622-1802.
Not sure what to do during Adoration? Check out Busted Halo's A Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration
What is a Living Rosary?
The devotion appears to have begun in France in 1826, when Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot formed the Living Rosary Association. She was inspired to pull together groups of 15 persons who would each be responsible for praying one decade of the Rosary each day, so that the full 15-decade Rosary would be prayed each day by the group.
Over a century later, during the Nazi occupation of Poland, a young layman named Jan Tyranowski formed prayer groups of 15 men in his parish, representing the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. One of the group’s leaders was the young Karol Wojtyla—the young St. John Paul II (who would later introduce the Luminous Mysteries in his pontificate). Tyranowski met with the men in prayer and guided them in spiritual direction. He called it the Living Rosary prayer group. Wojtyla, the future pope, remained devoted to the Living Rosary prayer group and brought this model into his own parishes after he became a priest.
In all its variations, the Living Rosary bears in common the practice of a group of people representing the prayers of the Rosary, and sharing in praying the Rosary together.
Each person is responsible for one decade a day, so that a full Rosary is prayed by the group each day – Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries
You pray the same decade for one year – meditating intimately on that one mystery.
You may include the Opening and Closing Prayers of the Rosary.
Living Rosary is a way to make you feel like a part of a close prayer community, even though you don’t meet in person.
“I love knowing that I am a part of this team, and that my contribution of one decade a day grows exponentially through the prayers of the other members. I can imagine all these prayers lifting into the air like incense from all our different locations and joining together in the heavens to form one great, Living Rosary.
"The Living Rosary has been a great blessing in my life, reminding me that I am not alone in my prayers, and that my small offering can become something much bigger when I join it with the offerings of others. The grace is tangible, and the power is more than we will ever know.”
- ONE Decade
- You Pray Same Decade for ONE Year
- We will all be praying for the same intention
- Intentions will change quarterly & you will be notified by email
- Pray Privately
For more information or to join the Living Rosary Team, please reach out to the parish office and we will connect you with Roseanne Bedway Ladue, facilitator for the Living Rosary Team.
The Commission for Men of the Diocese of Allentown invites all families to participate in a Family Rosary via Zoom on every third Wednesday of the month starting at 7:00PM. To find the link or to find out more information about the Commission for Men, please visit their new website - https://www.menaliveinchrist.org/
Don't have a Rosary? Consider downloading The Family Rosary App. Get a Rosary right on your phone!
Or if you would rather use your computer or tablet, visit Absolution Online for an eRosary.