Rosary rallies will take place in three local communities Oct. 16 at noon. The rosary will be prayed outdoors at that time at the following locations:
• St. Dominic Church, located at 97 W. Main St. in Shortsville. The rally will be conducted in front of the Marian shrine, and lawn chairs are welcome. If the weather is bad that day, the rally will be held inside the church. For more information, contact Rose at 585-690-0201.
• Newark Central Park, located on South Main Street between Church Street and Maple Court in Newark. For more information, contact Pat Malach at 315-331-3448.
These events are among the more than 20,000 rosary rallies that will take place simultaneously throughout the nation as part of America Needs Fatima’s Public Square Rosary Rally Campaign. The campaign began in 2007 and takes place annually on the Saturday closest to Oct. 13, in commemoration of Mary’s final apparition to three Portuguese shepherd children in Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917.