Cardinal Dolan will lead the faithful in praying the Rosary for the people of India who are sick and suffering from the Covid-19 virus, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, located at 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point.
The cardinal extends a special invitation to Indian-American Catholic priests and parishioners to join him in praying in a special way for the people of India, where the coronavirus continues to have a devastating impact.
In announcing his visit to the Shrine, the cardinal said, “Thanks be to God, we seem to have turned a corner in our battle against this disease in our country, but we are also to care for those who are suffering elsewhere. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have, and by praying the Rosary we will call upon our Blessed Mother Mary, to intercede with her Son, Jesus, on behalf of those who are still struggling to overcome the effects of the pandemic.”
Cardinal Dolan has also asked the nearly 300 parishes of the Archdiocese of New York to consider raising funds to help alleviate the suffering in India, as they have generously done on many other occasions in the past to help people in need. Any funds raised will be sent to Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal humanitarian relief agency, which is already working in India to assist the poor and suffering, regardless of their faith.