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National Rosary rally to be held at U.S. Capitol on Sunday



Zelda Caldwell - published on 10/07/21 - updated on 10/09/21

The day of prayer for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary will begin with a Eucharistic process around Capitol Hill.

This Sunday thousands are expected to gather in front of the US Capitol to pray for the nation’s conversion at the fifth annual National Rosary Rally. 

The event is part of the “Rosary Coast to Coast” movement, in which hundreds of Rosary rallies across the country will be held simultaneously. The rally will also mark the end of the organization’s 54-day Novena for Our Nation.

“This 54 day Novena and the Rosary Rally are all part of the effort we need to end pre-born child killing and attacks on marriage and the family,” said Fr. Richard Heilman, President of the Holy League and a speaker at the rally. 

“Importantly, this is not intended to be a political event.  Our hope is to influence the direction of our country through prayer,” said Heilman.

The day’s events will begin at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. At 2 p.m., participants are invited to join a Eucharistic procession from St. Peter’s to the rally site at Union Square to the west of the US Capitol in front of the Capitol reflecting pool. 

The Rosary will be prayed throughout the procession for “respect for life at all stages of development; the sanctity of marriage and families; upholding constitutionally protected religious freedom; and the return of our nation to God and Holiness,” according to Rosary Coast to Coast.

Watch the live-stream of the movie beginning at 1:55 pm on Sunday:

Scheduled to speak at the rally are:

  • Fr. Donald Calloway, author of Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon
  • Bishop Joseph L. Coffey, of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Fr. Stephen Imbaratto, pro-life activist
  • Fr. Richard M. Heilman, a priest of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Msgr. Charles Pope, Pastor of Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
  • Sr. Dierdre Byrne, missionary sister and superior of her community, Little Workers of theSacred Hearts, in Washington, DC.  
  • Doug Barry, founder of RADIX – BATTLE READY
  • Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, host of “Divine Mercy 101”

For more information on parking, and the schedule of events, visit

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