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 individuals, while also caring for new vocations of the 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 established October 4th, 2012, with the first spiritual guardian being Pastor Fr. Janusz Blazejak OMI, and the current spiritual guardian being sister Halina Pierozak MChR.
Our parish has six “Golden Roses”. Each Golden Rose is a group of 21 people, where each individual chooses a dedicated day (reoccurring every three weeks, and in accordance with the group leader) where they contemplate a mystery of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, as well as fast. It is encouraged that group members during their chosen days attend Mass, and the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Golden Roses meet up the first Thursday of every month for Adoration and an evening Mass, after which all six groups partake in a social gathering. For more information, please contact Sr. Halina Pierozak MChR at the parish’s office.