What to do with Rosary?


#1

I received a rosary today in the mail (with a request for a donation). I don’t mind getting the requests but I don’t like when people send me sacramentals I won’t use. We have plenty of rosaries already (and I prefer the more traditional ones–this one has 3 medals of JPII).

I usually take extras of these to leave in our chapel, but I am uncomfortable with this one. I go to Mass on post so our chapel is used by all denominations. With the misunderstandings that abound about praying the rosary and the intercessory prayer, I am afraid that leaving this could send the wrong message to a non-Catholic who sees it.

Do you have any suggestions?


#2

hum… can you remove the JPII medals? That is your concern, correct? or would it look tacky?


#3

Do you have any Catholic buddies in the service who would want a rosary? Maybe you could give it to one of them.


#4

Give it to a CCD teacher.


#5

Can you mail it to your home parish? Maybe they could put it in their chapel. :thumbsup:


#6

I think you can leave the rosary at the church so someone need it can have it.


#7

I think there’s an organization that collects rosaries, religious books, and other materials for distribution to Catholics in prison. Perhaps you can donate the rosary to them.


#8

You could have it blessed and bury it on your property, if all else fails :wink:


#9

Thanks for the great ideas. Sometimes the answer is right in front of my face and I just need someone to point it out.:wink:


#10

Thank YOU for your service. :thumbsup:


#11

The problem is that the church is not exclusively Catholic. It is a military chapel that also has Protestant services. The OP is concerned that Protestants might get the wrong idea if a rosary is left there, causing potential scandal.


#12

Could you speak to your priest and ask him if he knows anyone who could use it?


#13

#14

You can give to the CCD classes so the teachers can teach children how to pray Rosary. God blessed you.


#15

Would there be any CCD classes on a military base?


#16

There are CCD classes on military bases. Kids in military families need them too.


#17

People always need extra Rosaries! I have one for the car, one for this room, one for that… :smiley:


#18

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