The Rosary



Living Rosary

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



July, August, September - Jewel Women's Center

October, November, December - Ukraine


January, February, March - For those who have left the church, especially our children

April, May, June - To bring our brothers and sisters back to devotion and belief in the Real Presence

July, August, September - Reparation for the abuse against Christianity and the offenses against Jesus and His Mother, our spiritual Mother.

October, November, December - For an end to human trafficking; that the dignity of all God's Children will be protected.


January, February, March - All the innocents caught in wars and violence.

April, May, June - Please pray, as our Diocese embarks on Phase 2 of the Next Generation Parish Initiative, that the Holy Spirit will guide the teams as they begin to develop a Pastoral Plan for their parishes.

For more information or to join the Living Rosary Team, please reach out to Roseanne Bedway Ladue, facilitator for the Living Rosary Team, at the Parish Office (570-385-1031, extension 4). 

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 website -

How to Pray the Rosary

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.

Rosary Rally

American Needs Fatima

SAVE THE DATE - October 12, 2024

Fatima Rosary Rally 2023 (Photo - Ron Devlin, Republican-Herald)

The world's largest Rosary Crusade.  Public prayer is powerful!  Held in over 22, 000 locations and growing! 

Praying the Rosary for America

    As human efforts fail to solve America's key problems, we turn to God, through His Holy Mother, asking His urgent help.

Check back for more detailed information in September.

The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The St. Ambrose Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary gathers every second Tuesday of the month at 1:00PM in the Rectory meeting Room to join in reciting the Holy Rosary and the Novena to the Miraculous Medal. 

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them."

The St. Ambrose Sodality also enjoys fellowship by holding a pot luck social every September and a festive Advent Party every December.

Please visit this special Ministry to Our Blessed Mother on any second Tuesday of the month. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please email Roseanne at or call Roseanne at 570-385-1031, extension 4.

The mission of Sodality is to foster in the hearts of the members a more than ordinary devotion to Our Blessed Lady and implore her special protection in life and death.

Rosary Guild

The St. Ambrose Rosary Guild meets every Thursday morning at 9:00AM in the Rectory Meeting Room for coffee, refreshments, fellowship, and to make rosaries.

All men and women are welcome to join any Thursday morning: you do not need any experience making rosaries - everyone will help you learn!

All rosaries that the guild makes are sent to missions and are also shared within our Parish.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email Roseanne at or call Roseanne at 570-385-1031, extension 4.