The ultimate goal of Rosary Mission is to help people grow in love of God and neighbor, and get to heaven, with the help of Mother Mary. Rosary Mission offers parish and school missions and events to help people of all ages pray the Rosary with expectant faith, and open their hearts to a life changing encounter with Jesus. St. Montfort tells us that Our Lady “is the safest and easiest way of approaching Jesus … in order to belong entirely to Him.” Our Lady understands the spiritual battle we face and gives us a mighty weapon – the Rosary – to help us. The Rosary has been referred to as the prime devotion to the Holy Spirit. Mary, in her lowliness (Luke 1:48), draws the Holy Spirit like no other creature. As we pray the Rosary and allow Our Lady to help us become little (Mt. 18:3), the Holy Spirit blesses us and those for whom we pray beyond measure.
Rosary Mission has developed two very unique initiatives that respond to the challenges facing people in these difficult times. Youth & Aged for Life unites youth and elderly in a participatory Rosary followed by fellowship and fun for a culture of life. Holy Spirit Rosary Patrol offers children the chance not only to learn about their faith but to witness to it before their peers as they process through the schoolyard during recess, praying the Rosary and lifting high the Cross. They come running to join the procession! Contact us for more information, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how to incorporate this into your unique set of circumstances.
Endorsements from Bishops
Your Rosary Mission has been a wonderful blessing to our parish of Corpus Christi and to Holy Family School. You have an aura about you and your call to prayer and intimacy with Jesus is bearing great fruit. I support your mission. May God bless you and all the lives you are touching through your mission.
-Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, (former) pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church/ Bishop of St. Petersburg, U.S.A.
Janis Clarke, whom I have known for many years, has contributed to the life and spirit of the Archdiocese of Montreal. Janis has used her musical talent to proclaim the Gospel and has developed a ministry of evangelization that has been well received everywhere she has gone. Her work is producing fruit and from all accounts is beneficial to the local Church. She is a person of excellent character. She has a good understanding of the teachings of the Church. Her work with children is effective and appreciated by both the children and their families. ..I have no doubt that she can be counted upon, and I recommend her to you.
–Most Reverend Anthony Mancini V.G., (former) Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal/ Archbishop of Halifax, Canada
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Janis Clarke is a consecrated virgin in the archdiocese of Washington, DC. Janis received a BA in music at McGill University in Montreal and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Her experience with youth spans over 40 years. Janis has produced 14 CDs, and several of her own compositions were featured at the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec at which she performed in a musical drama with the Eucharist for Life Children’s Mission which she founded in 2006. Janis has sung for audiences throughout North America and abroad. After singing for St. John Paul II in Toronto, she received a life-changing blessing from him which has strongly impacted her ministry. In 2016 Janis was invited by Shalom World, a worldwide Catholic Television Network, to produce 15 music videos including eight of her own songs for their programming. In collaboration with the Little Sisters of the Poor, Janis founded “Youth & Aged for Life” to partner youth with the elderly in prayer for a culture of life. While working at a local school, Janis developed and launched “Holy Spirit Rosary Patrol”.
Janis has led missions at parishes and ministered to children in schools throughout North America and is president and founder of Rosary Mission. For more information, see www.janisclarke.com
Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ is a respected moral theologian, retreat master, spiritual director and former Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who now serves as Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Fr. Ryan earned degrees in political science, English literature and philosophy prior to receiving his licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He is currently writing a book on the topic of Christological eschatology.
Joseph Melookaran CPA is a serial entrepreneur who most recently sold a global technology solutions company he founded and headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Joseph serves on the Board of Rosary Mission and several other charitable and educational institutions, with extensive involvement in a charitable mission based in India called Teenagers for Christ (Christeen) that provides programs for youth and children in India and several other countries. Some of these programs focus specifically on orphans and economically disadvantaged youth. Joseph is also a former White House Commissioner, served as National Treasurer of World Affairs Councils of America and led US Economic and Leadership Missions to several countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has received numerous awards including a national award for “Small Business Advocate of the Year” in 2008 from National Small Business Association, and Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies in America”.
Dr. Mary Healy teaches scripture at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She is a gifted author and popular speaker who travels nationally and internationally giving talks on the Word of God and John Paul II’s theology of the body. Dr. Healy was appointed by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to be a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Word for Life Rosary Mission is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status in the United States. All contributions are tax deductible.