Rosary Sunday Festival
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6
We are excited to celebrate our second annual Rosary Sunday Festival! Rosary Sunday holds a special place in the heart of Blessed Sacrament Parish, as it was Our Lady who gave St. Dominic the Rosary many centuries ago. The Rosary Sunday Festival includes a Choral Mass and Vivaldi’s Vespers concert on Friday, October 4; Oktoberfest with live Polka band and craft beer in complementary custom mugs, brats, pretzels, and all the fixings on Saturday, October 5; and a Living Rosary and Dominican Rite Mass on Sunday, October 6. We invite you to join your brothers and sisters in the Parish for this weekend of celebration to honor Our Lady of the Rosary and help raise money to support the Dominicans in formation in the Western Dominican Province.
All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Dominican brothers in formation! Scroll down for more information about the Rosary Sunday Festival events! Click the button below to donate directly to the Rosary Sunday Dominican Student Appeal!
friday, October 4
5:30 PM | Choral Mass (ad orientem)
7:30 PM | Vivaldi’s Vespers Concert
To kick off Blessed Sacrament's Rosary Sunday Festival, we invite you to an evening featuring the sacred compositions of Roman Catholic composer Antonio Vivaldi, performed by the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum and Baroque Orchestra performing on period instruments.
Plan to begin your evening with a Choral Mass ad orientem at 5:30 PM, which will include Latin Ordinary and Motets by Vivaldi, Palestrina, and Monteverdi.
The concert will begin at 7:30 PM in Church (doors open at 7:10 PM). For the concert program, click here! After the concert, there will be Adoration and Benediction at 9:30 PM. All are invited!
This will be a benefit concert; no tickets are necessary. There will be a formal collection taken at the concert. All proceeds will benefit the Western Dominican Province’s student brothers in formation.
saturday, October 5
6:00 PM | Oktoberfest
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Don't miss Blessed Sacrament's annual Oktoberfest celebration! This year, Oktoberfest will feature a live Polka band, and each paid ticket includes a special Rosary Sunday Festival beer mug (while supplies last)! Thanks to our Knights of Columbus, we will enjoy tasty brats, craft beer, pretzels, and much more.
Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Family tickets for 4 or more immediate family members are $60.
Each paid ticket includes a Rosary Sunday Festival beer mug, all food, and two beverages of your choice! Children 12 and under are FREE! Additional Rosary Sunday Festival beer mugs will be available for purchase at Oktoberfest while supplies last.
Sunday, October 6
4:45 PM | living rosary in church
Sponsored by the Legion of Mary
On Rosary Sunday, we invite all parishioners to come together to pray a Living Rosary in Church! In a Living Rosary, we embody the Rosary, with each person representing a bead. As we pray, we will pass a wireless microphone around our human Rosary, with each person leading the prayer associated with their position in the Rosary. For a helpful example of what a Living Rosary looks like in Church, click here. Please click the button below to sign up to pray the Living Rosary.
Sunday, October 6
5:45 PM | Mass in the Dominican Rite
After the Living Rosary, we will celebrate the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary with Mass in the Dominican Rite! Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Monteverdi’s Missa in F Major, and motets by Monteverdi.