Dear Friend of Our Lady,
A change to the policing arrangements for our annual procession is threatening the future of the Rosary Crusade. The resulting increase in cost is over £2000.00 which is well in excess of the whole of our current budget. We have decided that this year's procession will go ahead, trusting in the generosity of the Faithful and relying on the assistance of Our Lady. Whether next year's will go ahead will depend largely on this appeal and on the collection after this year's Crusade.
What can you do to help?
1) Pray! We are sure Our Lady wants this great devotion to continue, so please ask her to move enough hearts to generosity!
2) Send a donation now! (Cheques payable to The Rosary Crusade of Reparation to be sent to The Honourable Treasurer, The Rosary Crusade of Reparation, 72 Kilmartin Avenue, London SW16 4RE; donations can also be sent directly to our bank account or donations can be made via the Donate button at the top of the website.
3) Consider setting up an annual standing order to our account to secure the future of the Crusade - if only 200 people donated £10.00 each year, this would cover the additional cost.
4) Circulate this petition to your friends and mailing lists. Many people making small donations are just as effective as a few people making large donations.
The future of the Crusade is in your hands -- please help in any way you can. God Bless you!
Sincerely in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
The Rosary Crusade of Reparation
With the change in arrangements, the safety of the procession is also more reliant than usual on the Rosary Crusade marshalls who ensure an orderly procession. In recent years, the number of volunteers for this vital role has been decreasing and it is important for us to reverse this trend. If you are able to help on the day, please get in touch with me by return email.
The role involves mainly the stewarding of the procession to ensure that participants do not stray either into oncoming traffic or onto the pavement. If you need further information, please contact me by email or by telephone on 01494 729223.
Please note that the time of this year's procession is 2:15 PM (a change from previous years) on Saturday, 12 October 2013. Full details on the website, ww.rosarycrusadeofreparation.blogspot.com.