Monday, October 7, 2013

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary...

...Pray for Us.

Happy Feast of our Lady of the Rosary
 Feast of Our Lady of Victory
commemorating the Christian victory at the Battle of Lepanto due to prayers of the Holy Rosary

We celebrated with our parish, on the 40 gorgeous acres of land in Houston.
We are in the fundraising phase, hoping to get a multi use building up as soon as possible...

In the mean time, our incredibly skilled priest and his band of merry men other men from the parish have been transforming this overgrown land to a perfect place for families to come and spend the day helping prepare the land for future beauty to honor our Lord.
The property is currently home to sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, chickens, peacocks, lamas, and more.
So far the men have cleared land with their own hands, blood, sweat and toil, moved fences, built fences, felled monstrous trees,built a pond, built roads, cleared trails, repaired a multitude of things, and recently built a bell tower, which was rung loud and clear for the neighbors to be aware of the blessing that is in their midst. We prayed the Angelus with the bells toiling at 6.

We have a vibrant parish, and these days are so wonderful to meet and visit with all the friends and new comers we see at mass, but don't have as much time to get to know each other in our present location.
A growing parish needs volunteers at every age, and my kids enjoyed serving in various ways yesterday.


The crew just finished constructing the  bell tower Saturday.
The bell was donated from a benefactor in Canada.
It is named in honor of Saint Gerard Majella (patron saint over pregnancies)

Father starting prayers with prayer intentions

Stopping to pray by St Joseph statue, where future St. Joseph's Chapel will be built

We prayed the Glorious Mysteries alternating decades in English, Latin and Spanish, finished with the Litany of Loreto.

"Modern" facilities, with a running water hand washing station Father built.
That hat: signs that Texas is rubbing off on him.

I had a competition with my friends in the food line - to see who could empty the most bowls. I was at a disadvantage with mostly vegetables, since most teenage boys walked right past me and straight to the desserts next down. The fruit bowls won.

Molly "twins"

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, 
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. 
Grant, we beseech Thee, 
that by meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
 we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, 
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a glorious day! I see my friend's family! (the one from CA who moved here for ballet) Her son is the tall altar server on the right and another is one of the shortest :) What a lovely place with the animals and everything! Happy Feast!