Rosary Novena for the Teaching of the Faith
Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is calling on the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler to pray a 54-day Rosary Novena in support of his vision for a teaching diocese. The Novena will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will continue until Oct. 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. While most novenas last nine days, the 54-Day Rosary Novena consists of praying three novenas of the daily Rosary in petition for the first 27 days. This is followed immediately by praying three novenas of the daily Rosary in thanksgiving during the second 27 days. As a result, a grand total of six Rosary novenas will be said over the course of 54 days.