“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.”
– Psalm 20:1
The Ranger Rosary Ministry makes rugged combat rosaries by hand which are shipped to our service men and women throughout the world. The rosaries are distributed by military chaplains to deployed soldiers, stateside bases, and veteran hospitals. For durability and safety purposes, the rosaries are made from parachute cord, dark beads and dark plastic crucifixes that do not rattle or reflect light.
Another dimension of our ministry is our Prayer Tree. Ribbons are tied on the Prayer Tree bearing the names of our parish’s loved ones who are serving in the military and as first responders. Parishioners have even tied ribbons for their loved one’s police dogs who have saved their handler’s life three times! Every week at our meeting, we say a rosary and pray for our Lord’s peace to reign in the world and raise up with special intention all our service men and women, military chaplains, first responders, veterans, their families, and their working K9 heroes, especially those listed on our Prayer Tree.
All Saints Catholic Church is part of a network of churches all over the country that make Ranger Rosaries. One million combat Ranger Rosaries have been made and sent to over 900 Chaplains of many denominations around the world by this network of rosary makers. NATO Chaplains from 18 countries are asking for them too. Stateside bases order as many as 1,000 per month; military hospitals ask for them also.
How To Participate
Anyone can learn to make a Ranger Rosary. No special skills are required. We’ll teach you to be an expert rosary maker in no time and you’ll have fun with our warm and welcoming group! We meet every Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Life Center. Our meetings change from time to time, so if we were not there on a Friday, please connect with Julie for the next meeting date. All are welcome!
Anyone interested in participating in Ranger Rosary should contact Julie Byrne for more information.