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Sunday Holy Hour for Priests
Sunday  June 22, 2008  Our Lady of the Roses Shrine  9:30 - 11 a.m.
(time change for this Sunday only)


          O my God, poor, weak and miserable as I am, I have come to spend this hour alone with You, in reparation for the priests who have forgotten that they are Your chosen souls. Especially, dear God, do I offer this holy hour for the priests who at this moment need it most. In praying for consecrated souls, help me to remember my own utter weakness, misery and nothingness. Were it not for Your grace I would be far worse than those for whom I pray.

          O my God, help those priests who are faithful to remain faithful. To those who are falling, stretch forth Your divine hand that they may grasp it as their support. And for those poor unfortunate souls who have fallen, lift them up in the great ocean of Your mercy, that being engulfed therein, they may receive the grace to return to Your great loving heart. Amen.

Pilgrims exit the bus for the Sunday Holy Hour
Fr. Joseph Petitt praying the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of the Rosary, along with litanies and hymns are prayed and sung during the Sunday Holy Hour for priests.

Darryl Bolisay, LOSM, leading the Sorrowful Mysteries
About 250 of the faithful praying for the Pope and priests

"I wish that there be held on these sacred grounds an hour of reparation on the Day of the Lord. This hour will be for your Vicar and the fallen hierarchy in the House of God. This hour will also be in atonement for the discard of the holy Day of God."

Our Lady, Sept. 14, 1972

James Donohue, Vigil Coordinator
Fr. Justin McCreedy leading the litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sandra Dudeck of Newark, N.J.

Jesus and Our Lady have promised to be present at the sacred grounds as long as one person comes here to pray (even outside the scheduled times of the Rosary Vigils and Holy Hours).


Catherine and Mary Rose Bauer sang Thou Art the Star of Morning, Soul of My Savior and Immaculate Mary.

The pilgrims in song

John May (l.) of Bayonne, N.J. led the glorious mysteries of the Rosary with different pilgrims selected to pray a decade; Mary Ann Zietkowski of Palmer, Mass.

Helen Rinehart of Spokane, Wash.
Jane Elliot of Scranton, Penn.
Maria Castricum of Budd Lake, N.J.
David Martin, St Michael's Radio moderator
Jose Valle leading the Angelus and closing prayers
The good Fathers impart their priestly blessing to close the Holy Hour
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