.- The largest outdoor celebration of the Rosary in Southern California in nearly 50 years will take place at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, on Friday May 19, 2007. The event was announced by Holy Cross Family Ministries and its local sponsor Family Theater Productions of Hollywood, CA.
“The Rosary Bowl carries forward the tradition and mission of the “Rosary priest,” Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, to foster world peace and support the spiritual well-being of the family by encouraging daily family prayer, specifically the Rosary,” stated Holy Cross Father John Phalen.
The Rosary Bowl is also being sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Cardinal Roger Mahony encouraged all the faithful to continue devotion to Our Lady by attending the bowl. “The faithful of the archdiocese have long maintained a special intimacy with our Blessed Mother Mary, particularly under the title of Our Lady of the Angels,…I strongly urge all our pastors, the leaders of our parishes and schools, and individuals to unite in prayer, labor and sacrifice in helping organize our communities’ participation in this Rosary celebration.”