Action Plan

We are calling all the faithful to join us as one nation in prayer.

Be part of the history, come and join us! To lead a group, Sign up or register at HERE

Parish and Community need to designate someone to be the contact person.

How it will be done

Find a venue where it is suitable to gather and pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Peace at 3pm. Designated local leaders will be points of contact to coordinate where people will gather.  A national list will be available online.

The mission of the Rosary Aotearoa is to pray together as one nation and to ask for the intercession of our Blessed Mother – Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church - for our country.

In our prayer, let us be guided by the writings of Pope Francis:

  • In the spirit of Lumen Fides: The Light of Faith, let us pray for our Church, our Holy Father and the shepherds of the Church (Bishops, Priests, Religious and Vocations)
  • In the spirit of Amoris Laetitia: The joy of love, let us pray for families and marriage
  • In the spirit of Laudato Si: On care for our common home, let us pray for the earth and its people
  • In the spirit of Gaudete et Exsultate:  the Call to Holiness, let us pray for a Culture of Life
  • In the spirit of Misericordiae Vultus: the Face of Mercy, let us pray for our leaders

National Preparations 

There are nine Sundays before the feast of the Holy Rosary – 7th October.

Rosary Aotearoa suggests to pray the Rosary each Sunday to prepare for our celebration of the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

Special feast days of the Catholic Calendar

Monday 6th August  The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 15th August The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Patronal Feast for Aotearoa)
Wednesday 22nd August The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 8th September The Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Wednesday 12th September The Most Holy Name of Mary
Friday 14th September The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
Saturday 15th September Our Lady of Sorrow
Friday 21st September The Feast of St Mathew – the Apostle and Evangelist
Saturday 29th September The Feast of the Archangels: St Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Tuesday 2nd October The Guardian Angels
Sunday 7th October at 3 pm Rosary Aotearoa