In the summer of 2015, on the Eve of the Year of Mercy, two of our parishioners, husband and wife, formed a group to perform the Spiritual Work of Mercy of Praying for the Living and the Dead.
It is impossible to aid the many people – even those in our own families – who need our help. But, we can reach out to them in prayer. All people, whether gone to the Lord or still with us, benefit from prayer, including those who are praying. We hope you'll join us!
Saturday mornings, weather permitting, 9 AM
Gather with other parishioners to pray the Rosary while walking through our cemetery, praying for souls in purgatory, as well as for people who may be "imprisoned" by their various addictions or afflictions. We alternate between our St. John the Baptist cemetery and the cemetery of Holy Rosary Church in Hooksett, each Saturday morning of summer, and on until the weather gets colder and participants have a hard time feeling their rosary beads with numb fingers!
With the warm weather returning in the spring of 2016, our Rosary Walks resume at 9 AM sharp on Saturday mornings, weather permitting:
May 7: St. John the Baptist "new" cemetery on River Road in Allenstown
May 14: Holy Rosary cemetery on Main Street in Hooksett
May 21: St. John the Baptist
May 28: Holy Rosary
… and so on, through the summer unless otherwise informed. ("Like" and follow the St. John the Baptist Facebook page for updates.)
The St. John the Baptist Evangelizers also led us in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet before every weekend Mass during the season of Lent and on Divine Mercy Sunday. They erected a picture of that Divine Image in our sanctuary, which will remain in the sanctuary through this Year of Mercy to help us all better reflect upon the infinite mercy flowing from the heart of Jesus to everyone who is willing to receive.
More resources on the Divine Mercy are found on this website: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/
More information on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, click on one of the following: