Candlelight Rosary Procession held in downtown Saskatoon

Hundreds prayed the rosary together, following the statue of Our Lady and another of the Christ Child: Sānto Niño de Cebú. (Photos by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

On a windy Saturday evening Oct. 5, 2019, hundreds joined in an annual Rosary Procession from St. Paul’s Cathedral up 5th Avenue and along Spadina Crescent in Saskatoon, following statues of Our Lady and of the Child Jesus , carrying candles, praying and singing together.

The prayer event has been organized for the past several years by the local Filipino Catholic community on the first weekend of October, to mark the month of the Rosary and to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (marked on Oct. 7).

This year’s Rosary Procession followed celebration of Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, St. Paul rector and pastor Fr. Stefano Penna, and associate pastor Fr. Paul Oshin.

The Rosary Procession, conducted with traffic support from Saskatoon Police Service, was a powerful public witness along Spadina Crescent, where many were gathering in the park for a “Light the Night” walk held later that evening to celebrate, honour and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

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