Father Rocky’s Monthly Update

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s still November, but this Sunday is the first day of the Church’s Liturgical Year! It’s also the first Sunday of Advent, a season of great joy and anticipation. We look forward to eagerly awaiting and preparing for the birth of Christ with you over the next several weeks. One great way to get ready is by praying the Christmas Family Rosary Novena with us each evening from December 16-24 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fr. Dave Heney and I will be leading the Holy Rosary from our Los Angeles and Chicago studios, respectively, as we count down the last days of Advent together.

baby girlThis month, we hit a huge milestone and shared some exciting news—together, we have prayed over 100,000,000 Memorares for an end to abortion in the United States! Thank you so much for praying with us; we look forward to continuing this journey together as we work towards our new goal of 200 million Memorares! Keep on adding your prayers to the Memorare Meter!

I’m pleased to share that our purchase of WVNJ 1160 AM in Oakland, New Jersey, was approved by the FCC! 1160 AM is our 70th Owned and Operated Station that reaches seven million people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Combined with our stations in Los Angeles and Chicago, this acquisition strengthens our foothold in the three largest Catholic populations centers in the country.

advent wreathOur November Pledge Drive was a huge success, all thanks to your very generous support. We met our goal and it’s so humbling to see the outpouring of support from so many listeners across the country, and the world! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Before we know it, the end of the year will be here. I hope that you are able to find a little time for prayer, silence, and reflection during the Advent season.  And may I offer three simple ways to get ready for Christmas?

  1. Make a good Confession during Advent
  2. Put up a nativity scene in your front yard
  3. Place an advent wreathe on your dining room table

Finally, please remember to keep Relevant Radio® and all of our associates in your prayers as we promise to do the same for you. God bless!

Wishing you a very blessed Advent season,


Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.