2022 Rosary Rally honors Mary, celebrates Eucharistic Revival

By Mary Powers

Hundreds gathered at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco for the 2022 Rosary Rally, celebrating the Archdiocesan Year of the National Eucharistic Revival.

The day began with Mass at the Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and included participation by priests from across the Archdiocese and students from Archbishop Riordan High School.

In his homily, Archbishop Cordileone encouraged the faithful present to pray the Rosary every day to find comfort from our Blessed Mother.

“We turn to her. She is there to hear us, to embrace us, to take us to her Son. She is always there to protect us in our moments of trial and desperation. What great comfort we have in her. What great comfort we have in praying the Rosary, meditating on those saving mysteries in her life and in the life of her Son. We will do so again today in procession with her Son in the Blessed Sacrament. We need to rely on this powerful prayer….We need to pray it every day so that our hearts will be open to God working out His loving Will through us. That we’re open to receiving the strength of His grace to do His Will as His true adopted children.”

Following Mass, more than 400 people joined the Archbishop in a Eucharistic procession through the streets of San Francisco to St. Boniface Catholic Church. There, the luminous mysteries of the Rosary were prayed outside the Church led by the Knights of Malta, the Missionaries of Charity, Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, De Marillac Academy students, and the Franciscans. The Seminarians from St. Patrick’s Seminary and University then led a Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Following the Rally outside, the group processed into St. Boniface Church and was filled to capacity for Eucharistic adoration, a lecture by Fr. Mark Doherty, President-Rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, and benediction led by Archbishop Cordileone.

View the photos below from a day that was filled with many graces.

Photos: Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco