• Our Robotics Team will have its first competition this Saturday.
• The school will have its first Open House this Sunday, at 3:30 PM. Spread the word.
• Moms’ Prayer Group will meet this Sunday, October 7, at 7:00 PM, in the Perpetual Help room. All moms are welcome!
• The Sophomore and Junior classes will be taking PSAT/ PreACT tests on Wednesday, October 10.
• On Sunday, October 14, we will have a guest speaker, Dr. Peter Kleponis, come and talk to our students and dads on the dangers of pornography. The meeting is required of all students and will begin at 7:00 PM. We heartedly encourage all dads to be present as well.
• First Quarter Oral Exams are October 16-19. Students are encouraged to study; parents are encouraged to pray!
• Our next football game is Saturday, October 13, at 1:00 PM, on Catalina Island.
• The next cross country meet is this Tuesday, October 9, at 3:00 PM, at St. Michael’s. Come out and cheer the team on!
If our Blessed Mother Mary, the Mother of God, came down from heaven right now and asked you to do her a favor, would you? And let’s even add that the favor she asked of you was very easy; and not only was it easy, it would also benefit you very much—not to mention the fact that it would make her and God very happy. If our Blessed Mother Mary asked you for a favor, would you do it? Certainly everyone here would say “yes.” Well, the fact is that she has asked us for a favor. She asked us in 1917 for a favor, and, sad to say, many Catholics still have not granted her this simple but extremely important favor.
As is very well known, the Blessed Virgin Mary asked us, through the three young children at Fatima, to pray the Rosary every day. She didn’t ask us to walk barefoot on a bed of burning coals. She didn’t ask us to flagellate ourselves till our backs bleed. She simply asked us to pray and do penance—pray especially the Rosary everyday; and for penance simply fulfill your duties with love, offering them up to God in reparation for sins. She asked us simply to pray the Rosary every day—a task which takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Do we pray the Rosary everyday? Does everyone here in this chapel today pray the Rosary every day?
Today we celebrate liturgically the Feast of the Holy Rosary, once called the Feast of Our Lady of Victory—a feast instituted to celebrate the victory of the Christian Naval Fleet over the Turkish Muslims in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The victory was attributed by Pope St. Pius V and all Christians to our Lady’s powerful intercession and the Christians’ devout praying of the Rosary. This has by no means been the only victory brought about by the Rosary, one of the most powerful weapons available to us. The number of conversions—each one a victory of good over evil—the number of conversions brought about by the Rosary over the years is so numerous that we will only know in heaven how many. The joy that is given to our Lord and our Lady when someone prays the Rosary everyday is more than we can ever imagine.
The war—the war, that is, between good and evil—still rages on today, and it’s getting more fierce with every passing day. If we want to end abortion, if we want to stop gay marriage, if we want to help our Church and our country, if we want to save our souls, we better start praying the Rosary every day.
Our Blessed Mother has asked this simple favor from you: to pray the Rosary (5 decades—15 minutes) every day. She has asked this one simple favor from you. How will you respond
• For our Church and our country.
• For all the benefactors of St. Michael’s Preparatory School, living and deceased.
• For all the students and families of St. Michael’s Preparatory School.
• For all faculty and staff of St. Michael’s Preparatory School.