September 30, 2020  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

–Bishops from Across the Country will Join Archbishop Gomez on Oct. 7 in Asking for Our Lady’s Help, Praying a Virtual Rosary for America–

In his weekly column to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, published by Angelus, Archbishop José H. Gomez invites all people of faith to join him and fellow bishops from across the country in praying a special virtual rosary on Oct. 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the nation. Visit to read the column in English ( and Spanish (

“There will be bishops participating from every part of the country, from north to south and east to west and places in between,” wrote Archbishop Gomez. “Our hope is to unite Catholic people from across the country in a moment of prayer for our nation, at a time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty.”

Archbishop Gomez has invited several bishops, representing the various geographical regions of the United States, to pray a part of the rosary and itwill premiere on the USCCB’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 12 PM (noon) PT. For details on the virtual event, please visit:  

“As believers, we need to see beyond the chaos of current events and seek to find the will of God in the present moment” wrote the Archbishop. “For this, Mary holds the key because it is through her that Jesus Christ entered into human history. And he is still at work, shaping the world’s course and direction.”

The faithful are encouraged to join in this prayerful moment of unity for our country, to seek healing and to ask Our Lady, on her feast, to pray for us and help lead us to Jesus, and encouraged to share where they are praying from, to post a photo of their rosary, and to leave a prayer intention for our country. Follow along using hashtags#RosaryForAmerica and#RosarioporAmerica on social media.

“As we seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for our nation, I hope that we will also make this a moment to deepen our own commitments to Mary — to dedicate ourselves to her and to let her teach us how to offer our hearts to serve Christ and his beautiful plan of salvation history,” concluded the Archbishop.

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