The oganisers of what is normally 'Rosary in the Park' experienced an anxious and difficult period over the last few months trying to come up with a suitable and safe alternative for the extremely popular annual event. On Saturday 10th of October, this concern was transformed into elation when almost one hundred locals joined together to pray the rosary in the beautiful St Joseph's Cathedral.
Due to coronavirus restrictions disallowing larger public gatherings in public outdoor areas, organisers of 'Rosary in the Park' had to rethink their event and then re-imagine it to suit the new venue for 2020; St Joseph's Cathedral. Organisers worked tirelessly to decorate the Cathedral for the event as well as become well versed in using the Cathedral's sound equipment to ensure St Joseph Cathedral's incredible acoustics could be taken advantage of.
Despite a robust advertising campaign to encourage parishioners from the Rockhampton Diocese to attend the event; organisers were passionately setting up for the day unsure about how many attendees they could expect due to the change in venue.
Before the event, organisers were hoping for a modest 30 people to attend. However, the local community came in numbers to celebrate the first public rosary in many months with at least 85 people joining together in prayer. This number stands as one of the most well attended Holy Rosary events in recent history.
Deepest congratulations to 'Rosary in The Cathedral' organisers for their hard work and perseverance despite facing many difficulties.