In May 1929, 15 female parishioners began the Living Rosary at St. Bernard Parish. Members prayed a decade from one of the mysteries of the rosary each day so together a complete Rosary of all the decades was prayed daily.
Twice a year in May and October, members of the group gather at church to pray all the Mysteries of the Rosary, sing and recite the Litany of Loretto.
Today the membership has changed and grown to include both men and women, who daily recite an assigned decade. They almost complete five 20-decade rosaries each day!
On the first Friday of May and October, the group gathers to pray the rosary and adore Christ in Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. In addition, a rosary is prayed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel one half hour before every funeral or memorial service held at St. Bernard Church.
All are invited to join the members of the Living Rosary in praying the rosary for the repose of the soul of the deceased and their family.
The living and deceased members of the Living Rosary group serves as the intention in several Masses said throughout the year.