The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic of Guzman in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy.
Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others. But the rosary-and, more specifically, Our Lady of the Rosary-is credited with victory in a number of the battles that those feasts celebrate. Chief among these is the Battle of Lepanto (October 7, 1571), in which a Christian fleet defeated a superior Ottoman Muslim fleet and stopped the westward expansion of Islam in the Mediterranean.
In honor of the victory, Pope Pius V instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, which is still celebrated today as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). And, in 1883, when Pope Leo XIII officially dedicated the month of October to the Holy Rosary, he made reference to the battle and the feast.
During the whole month of October you are welcome to pray with us the Rosary every Tuesday evening after the Holy Mass (before the exposition of the most Holy Sacrament), except on Tuesday 20th because there will be no English Mass, the Rosary will be prayed at 19:45 h.
See also attached the October Calendar en the Holy Mass schedule.