Multicultural Rosary Event

St. Joseph Parish in Shreveport will host a Multicultural Rosary on Sunday, October 5th beginning at 2:00 p.m. to honor Mary.

Parishioner Kay Nadar said she was sitting in the back of church one day when the idea for the rosary came to her, and when their Parish Pastoral Council was looking for new ideas the rosary was the perfect fit. Kay started planning the event in April, and because October is the month of the rosary it was a natural choice to host the event then.

“I think so many people, when they pray, they pray in their own little corner,” said Kay. “There’s nothing wrong with that, I do that. But the rosary is a united form of prayer. When you unite, you have a sense of belonging in a circle of prayer.”

The five decades of the rosary will be prayed in French, Filipino, Italian, Spanish and Swahili with responses in English.

When asked why a multicultural rosary, as a opposed to a standard English one, Kay said, “We’ve got to strengthen our prayer in this country. There’s a lot of different people with a lot of different languages, and events like this are to help make a bigger circle, a larger circle of prayer.”

The rosary recitation will be infused with music from Catholics all over the Shreveport/Bossier area. “This isn’t going to be just a regular rosary, it’s going to be a celebration. Lots of music and a choir composed of parishioners from five different Catholic churches,” said Kay.

Catholic Charities will be there selling rosaries at the back of the church after the rosary and there will be a reception following the event.

For more information, please contact the parish office at 318-865-3581.

by Jessica Rinaudo, Editor

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