As we commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Saturday, October 7, 2017, let us pray for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We pray:
For those who have died, may their souls be welcomed into the heavenly Kingdom;
May those who were injured feel God’s healing touch;
A prayer of thanksgiving to those who bravely put themselves in harm’s way to help those who were injured;
For families and friends of those affected by this tragedy, may they find comfort, peace and God’s grace.
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray
O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.
Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord.