More than 1,000 people gathered at United Nations Plaza on Saturday for the 4th annual San Francisco Rosary Rally.
The event started with the Annual Hispanic Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, followed by a Eucharistic procession from the cathedral to United Nations Plaza.
At the rally, the crowd prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, and priests were available to hear confessions throughout the event. Fr. Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea Church and the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, served as Master of Ceremonies and EWTN host Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR gave the keynote speech.
Archbishop Cordileone said of the event:
“Pope Francis has repeatedly encouraged Catholics to participate in popular devotions. He himself has participated in several acts of popular devotion since becoming Pope. … Our Rosary Rally is a good example of what the Holy Father calls ‘the evangelizing power of popular piety.'”
Immaculate Heart Radio broadcast live from the Rally, interviewing event organizers and speakers.
Visit the Family Rosary Crusade web site for more information on the San Francisco Rosary Rally.