The Apostolate of the Golden Rose
The Apostolate of the Golden Rose is a lay community initiative within the Church, which prays for clergy and consecrated persons, while also caring for new vocations to priestly and religious life. The Apostolate began as a response to the call from Pope John Paul II, who in his exhortation, Pastores dabo vobis, and numerous other writings, invited the faithful to pray for vocations to the priesthood. The “Gold Rose” Apostolate was instituted on October 4 th , 2012, in our parish by Pastor Fr. Janusz Blazejak, OMI. From 2013, Sr. Karolina Szymkowiak, MChR, has overseen the spiritual care of this group. Currently, our parish has five “Roses”, which translates into five individuals praying the Joyful Mystery of the Rosary and fasting for clergy and consecrated persons on a daily basis. Each “Golden Rose” constitutes a group of 21 persons, where each individual (upon a discussion with the group’s spiritual director) selects one day (every three weeks) during which s/he contemplates one mystery of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and fasts. In addition, a person can also offer one’s participation in Mass, Adoration of Blessed Sacrament, suffering, work, etc.
The “Golden Rose” community meets on the first Thursday of the month for Adoration and Mass, after which there is a social. For more information please contact Sr. Karolina Szymkowiak, MChR, at the parish office.