BUKIT PADANG – The Church of Mary Immaculate (CMI) here ended the month of May with a rosary procession on 24 May 2018.
Around 50 people attended the bilingual (English, Mandarin) rosary procession, the first in CMI’s history, around the car park with lighted candles. The devotion ended with a potblessed fellowship at the canteen.
The different groups and ministries took part in praying the rosary in English (Mon, Tue, Thu) and Mandarin (Wed, Fri) at 7:30 pm since May 1.
Throughout the year, the rosary is recited before the 6 pm Mandarin Sunset Mass on Saturdays and before the 9 am English Mass on Sundays.
The Rosary is an important devotion that honours Mary while focusing on the events in the life of Jesus Christ.
There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful Mysteries (said on Monday and Saturday), the five Luminous Mysteries (said on Thursday), the five Sorrowful Mysteries (said on Tuesday and Friday), and the five Glorious Mysteries (said on Wednesday and Sunday).
The question is sometimes asked, why, of all the incidents in our Lord’s life, the Rosary only considers these particular twenty. The mysteries of the Rosary are based on the incidents in the life of Our Lord and His Mother that are celebrated in the Liturgy. There is a parallel between the main feasts honouring our Lord and his Mother in the liturgical year, and the twenty mysteries of the Rosary. Consequently, one who recites the twenty mysteries of the Rosary in one day reflects on the whole liturgical cycle that the Church commemorates during the course of each year. That is why some of the Popes have referred to the Rosary as a compendium of the Gospel. One cannot change the mysteries of the Rosary without losing the indulgences that the Church grants for the recitation of the Rosary. – www.rosarycenter.org