The target date is October 13 and the goal is two thousand Public Square Rosary rallies nationwide. At the campaign headquarters near Topeka, Kans., coordinator Francis Slobodnik announced that they had reached a milestone of 1,000 Rosary Rally Captains nationwide and that volunteer help is needed. (See below for details)
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign are promoting rosary rallies in public places as a fitting way of commemorating the anniversary of the ninetieth anniversary of the miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917. To combat the effort of secularists who seek to ban Catholics from the public square, participants are asked to proclaim their faith publicly.
Over one thousand people have committed themselves to organize these rallies in nearly every state. “People are very excited about the rallies. We are gaining momentum,” Mr. Slobodnik noted.
As the date gets closer, efforts to recruit rally captains and helpers are intensifying. Tens of thousands of voice messages, emails and postcards are going out weekly. Advertisements will start appearing in Catholic publications. Many Catholics are visiting the web site resource page (click here).
The Kansas office is buzzing with activity as volunteers and staff are engaged in recruiting rosary captains, answering questions and sending out supplies. Volunteers are urgently needed.
“Our biggest problem is not in finding rally captains but speaking with all the people who call in and express interest,” says Mr. Slobodnik.
At this point, the Rosary Rally campaign is looking for people interested in volunteering to make calls and answer questions. As the campaign progresses toward the 2,000 rosary captain milestone, success will depend on keeping up with the calls.
Those interested in helping with this effort are asked to call the Campaign Hotline at 1-866-584-6012 or send an email with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.