Trinity Heights to hold Patriotic Rosary
The annual Patriotic Rosary will be held at Trinity Heights Queen of Peace at 7 p.m. on July 4 at the Mound of Mary - surrounding the statue of Mary.
According to Connie Funk, the rosary includes short passages from historical documents written by Founding Fathers. The passages clearly ask for blessings/guidance for our country from the creator. They stand in sharp contrast to many present secular attempts to separate our country from its creator.
Each of the rosary decades and the initial Hail Marys/Our Father prayerfully remember a division of government.
“Every soul in each of our states are prayerfully remembered in the rosary. The 50 Hail Marys correspond to the 50 states for which we offer our prayers,” Funk said. “The prayers for our country and our freedom now include special reflection on our religious freedoms that have been under attack in recent history.”
The Knights of Columbus will present the flag and a flag ceremony under the direction of Knight Francis Burdoff. A military veteran, David Twohig, in full dress uniform will accept the flag and be included in the program.
The rosary decades, and reflections will be led by several friends of Trinity Heights.
All are invited to attend this outdoor event at Trinity Heights Queen of Peace. People of all faiths and American patriots are encouraged to attend.
“Reflections on our religious freedoms include: the right to life, definition of marriage, HHS mandate impact on individual conscience, immigration and humanitarian services, and freedom of speech,” Funk said.
Early country founders recognized the citizens’ desire for the freedom to practice their religious liberties in a country that protected those rights, she said.
“Early writings clearly demonstrate references that link citizenship, patriotism, virtue, prayer, faith, and divine guidance for our country and its leaders,” Funk said. “Our current national dialog often abandons these notions, extending separation of church and state to a desertion of our national roots and beliefs and laws that threaten the continued religious freedoms America was founded upon.”
In the case of inclement weather (such as storms, excessive heat) the event will be moved indoors to the Marian Center at Trinity Heights.
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