12th Annual ROSARY BOWL NW Saturday, Oct. 6 2018

First Saturday in October

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the event?

"A World at Prayer is a World at Peace®: The Rosary Bowl" is a Rosary celebration for world peace.  It is an invitation to join the community in public prayer for the needs of all families, for our communities for our nation and for the whole world.

Rosary Bowl NW began in October 2007 and has become an annual event on the first Saturday in October.   October is traditionally observed at "The Rosary" month and "Respect Life" month.   Rosary Bowl NW is a non-profit corporation  501c3 status. Donations to the Rosary Bowl NW are tax deductible. Please contact us for donation and sponsorship opportunities. 

When and where is the event? 

Indoor Venue - Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion Building - see Documents for more

We gather on the first Saturday of the month of October annually.                  

Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion Building / Directions Link to Google Maps!

What are the times for The Rosary Bowl?


  • Doors OPEN at 8:30 am
  • Confessions  - limited to Priests available
  • Solemn Mass at 10 am with Archbishop Alexander Sample of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
  • Eucharistic Holy Hour:  Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Keynote Speaker: Father Donald Calloway MIC author of "The Champions of the Rosary"
  • Vatican International Exhibition.  The Eucharistic Miracles of the World!
  • Oregon Memorial Life Wall

  • Contributing Partners - Table Vendors: Knights of Columbus, Walking Word LLC, Mater Dei Radio, The Marian Prayer Center, The Rosary Center, Oregon Right to Life, Divine Mercy & Our Lady of Fatima Crusade, World Apostolate of Fatima Portland Division, Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Retreat, 

     Times are approximates and subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Fellowship and community resource tables are open during the event.

Who is presenting the event?

WalkingWord, LLC,   Mater Dei Radio,   The Marian Prayer Center,  Knights of Columbus, World Apostolate of Fatima Portland Division and many others.

Why is the event being held?

The Rosary Bowl is being held in order to encourage Catholics and others to enhance their faith through prayer of the Rosary. Twenty-eight million people world-wide have attended 40 such events organized and conducted by Servant of God Father Peyton, now a sainthood candidate, over four decades and found them to be great experiences of the Christian community.

The Rosary Bowl seeks:

    * To enhance the prayer lives of our families, ourselves and our communities;
    * To strengthen unity in our homes and communities
    * To help foster world peace

What is the specific intention being prayed for?

World peace and the strength and unity of families around the globe, especially in war-torn areas.

What is the cost of admission?

It’s free!  No parking fee either!  A collection will be taken up at The Rosary Bowl NW. To Help defray the huge expenses of this event, donations can be made by: mailing it to Rosary Bowl NW, PO Box 20023 Keizer OR 97307 or by calling 503-851-3111.   

Donations are tax deductible.

How is the event being organized?

A Core Committee comprised of volunteers are planning the event.   The committee is using Father Peyton’s Rosary Handbook, an organizational campaign strategy to plan the event. Father Peyton used this methodology to conduct 40 Rosary prayer rallies around the world. Integral to the plan is Father Peyton’s “Six Mountains,” to be “scaled” for a successful event:

   1. A public Holy Hour for 40 days in each parish
   2. 40 Masses celebrated in each parish
   3. Sunday Sermons on the importance of the Family Rosary
   4. Catholic School Campaign on the Rosary and its importance
   5. Harnessing the spiritual power of the sick
   6. The Rosary prayer event itself.

How can I get more information?

Go to The Rosary Bowl NW Web Page or call 1-503-851-3111.

How can I get involved?

    * Commit to attending the event with family and friends
    * Spread the word
    * Help organize your parish participation
    * Organize your parish school’s participation
    * Make a contribution
    * Offer to participate in our "Prayer Preparation Pledge"   RB NW Prayer Prep.


What exactly will take place at the Rosary Bowl?

    * 8:30 - Gates open  -  Booths and Christian Recourse table will be open.
      (Food concessions will be available)
    * Confessions - as priests are available

    * Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit open all day

    * Holy Mass at 10 am      

  *  Keynote Speaker Father Donald Calloway MIC will speak following the Holy Mass 

* Fellowship and Christian resources tables and booths remain open for visiting.

    * Rosary / Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2:30 pm

    * 4:00 pm - Building Closes

We are in the beginnings of the planning stage of the days events, please check back later for possible changes!

Will communion be given?
Yes! Holy Mass  All are invited!

What mysteries will be prayed?

Will I need to bring my Rosary?

Yes, if it is helpful to you in saying The Rosary, but it is not required.  We will have free rosaries available!

Can I get my Rosary or religious articles blessed?

A general blessing on all religious articles is expected.

Will there be religious items for sale at the event?
An array of products enhancing prayer and understanding of the Rosary are expected to be available for purchase at the event. Some outside vendor booths will be available at The Rosary Bowl.
Is the event limited to Catholics?

The event is free and open to all people of faith with a special devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Travel & Venue Information

Location Directions:
Maps and directions to Fairgrounds Property 2330 17th St NE Salem, Oregon

Will there be a parking fee?

No parking fee for cars or buses.

What is the recommended form of travel?

All parishes and groups are encouraged to coordinate attendance by bus so that you can enjoy this experience as a group.

How can I organize a bus for my church group or for my parish?

Call a chartered bus company or parish school buses.

Is there reserved seating?

This is a non-reserved seating event. If you want to sit with your group, please make arrangements to meet in the parking lot outside the facility.

Will there be handicap parking and seating?

The Oregon State Fairgrounds has handicapped parking and seating facilities. Look for volunteers in the handicapped parking area for assistance.

Will food and water be available?
The concession stands inside the Pavilion Building will operate. No outside food allowed

No concessions and/or vendors will operate during the Mass & Rosary.

Will there be an emergency First Aid station?
The RBNW staff will provide a First Aid / Emergency Station.

Are washrooms available?
The Pavilion Building provides fully-equipped washroom facilities.

Are there designated hotels/motels for overnight accommodations?

The Hospitality Subcommittee arranged a special room rate at a local hotel.   Comfort Suites in Salem on Hawthorne is offering a special rate this year for Rosary Bowl NW participants.  Check the FAVORITE LINKS page for a direct link to their website. 

General Information

How are you publicizing the event?

Newspapers, magazines, radio and television news and community programs,  parish bulletins and other Catholic and Christian websites.

How can I make an individual, financial contribution?

We encourage individual contributions, which can be made online using your credit card at the Rosary Bowl NW Web Page or by a check, payable to: 
Rosary Bowl NW Inc. and mailing it to PO Box 20023 Keizer OR 97307.

Where can I get additional information?

    * Official website: http://www.rosarybowlnw.org/

   * E-mail: info@rosarybowlnw.org
    * Call 1-503-851-3111