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Archived Allocutio November, 2011
 Fr. Lawrence Goode
     Chaplain of the SF Senatus

(This Allocutio was given the month after the Family Rosary Crusade in San Francisco, on October 15th, 2011)

"The Holy Father has proclaimed the Year 2012 as The Year of Faith.  The emphasis will be on evangelization.  We might want to have another Family Rosary Crusade, since the foundation has been established. Although the Rally is a big undertaking, we might compare it with the Walk for Life. It also had a small crowd on the first march, but it has enjoyed increasing success over the years. When I first saw the crowd at the Rosary Crusade, I was disappointed because it was not larger. But there was joy in people’s faces, and there were many people who had been at the 1961 Rosary Crusade. And I saw many Catholics, familiar people whom I have met over the years, and at many Catholic functions. The Rally location in front of City Hall firmly proclaimed that we Catholics are part of the city of San Francisco, and an important part."  

"Father Boedecker had the idea that, just as every person has a guardian angel, then every guardian angel must connect with the others to change and transform our city.  People have a jaded and derogatory view of San Francisco, because of TV and other media, which emphasize the vulgar and the secular, and exclude mention of religious life in our communities. San Francisco is not well served by what we read in the newspapers. The Legion of Mary does good work for the community, and the Legion is on the front lines with our Book Barrows and Apostolates to the Crowd. The Senatus must think in terms of the entire Bay Area, and we must better connect with young people. There are many enthusiastic young seminarians who are members of the Legion of Mary, and we need to get them involved." 

                                       (Before leaving Fr. Goode gave his blessing to all present)
                                                                        The October 2009 Allocutio, given by Fr. Goode at the San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary

For a report, and more information about the Family Rosary Crusade 2011 -  Home
Finally, the Family Rosary Crusade 2011 website has more information, and also is linked to Facebook".

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                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           

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