LINCOLN (SNR) – Bishop James Conley will lead an evening of Eucharistic Adoration with a global living rosary Sunday, May 5 at Haymarket Park in Lincoln.
This is the final event in the diocesan Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade.
Admission is free. Food and drink may not be brought into the park, but bottled water will be offered free of charge. Distribution of Miraculous Medals and rosaries will also be free.
The gates at Haymarket Park open at 5 p.m. and seats are first come, first serve. Tailgating – non-alcoholic – is allowed in the parking lot prior to the event.
Six priests will be available to hear confessions from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. with an entrance procession of Our Lady of Fatima led by Bishop Conley, including a large number of this year’s first communicants in their white garments. A 6-year old girl will crown a statue of Our Lady and Bishop Conley will consecrate the diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Bishop Conley will then lead a Eucharistic procession and place Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament on an elevated altar over second base. A 50-person choir will sing hymns as thousands worship the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords and the Prince of Peace.
Participants will also build one of the largest rosaries in the world with Hail Mary beads 3 feet in diameter. People representing countries from around the world will form “living beads” of a global rosary.
On each bead, a leader will pray the first half of the Our Father or Hail Mary in their native language and the rest of the stadium will pray the second half in English.
“One of the Blessed Mother’s last messages at Fatima was to say the final battle will be over marriage and the family,” said Father James Kelleher, SOLT, founder of the Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade. “She asked us to pray the Rosary daily to obtain peace and victory.
“We come together to honor Our Lady of Fatima on this 102-year anniversary of the Fatima apparitions,” he continued, “and to pray for peace in our families, our nation and throughout the world.”
For more information visit Eucharistic Family Rosary on Facebook or rosarylincoln.org.