Give children a love for the Rosary
From the George McCann Partners In Faith Newsletter
Teaching children how to pray the Rosary can be one of the most influential and long-lasting prayer habits you give them. Consider these ideas for helping children learn to love the Rosary:
Share what you value about the Rosary. Some people love the calming rhythm of the Rosary prayers. Others enjoy meditating on Jesus’ life, death, Resurrection and Ascension described in the mysteries. Still others enjoy the idea of praying a centuries old prayer. Help children to see what you find beautiful about this Catholic prayer.
Make Rosary time family time. Give each child his or her own set of Rosary beads that work best for small hands (or make your own). Gather together in a favorite spot in your home, light a candle, play calming music, or do whatever you like to make this time feel special and sacred.
Start small and let it grow. If the Rosary is new to your family, introduce the full prayer by teaching the components. For example, practice making the Sign of the Cross and rehearse the individual prayers. Consider using the “call and response” method, in which a leader begins a prayer and the rest of the group finishes it. Take turns being the leader.
When children have mastered the prayers, pray a decade together. Then graduate to a full family Rosary.
Upcoming Public Rosary Opportunities:
Saturday October 7, 2017 Rosary for Life
Good Shepherd Catholic Parish with Bishop Armando X. Ochoa, D.D invite all parishioners and all families to join us for a very special event.
We will join together in Praying the Rosary for Life at 3 p.m. on George McCann Memorial School grounds.
We will follow with a procession to and Celebration of the Respect Life Mass at 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This will be a special bilingual mass celebrated by our Bishop! Please bring your family and let us pray together as one church community!
Saturday October 13 Rosary Rally for Peace
To recognize and celebrate this 100th anniversary of “The Miracle of the Sun,” let us stand strong, proud, and Catholic as we pray…
…A Rosary for Peace
Friday, October 13, 2017
5:30 p.m. Corner of Caldwell & Akers (at the site of the new St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church)
Everyone is welcome to join us for this important event. You are also invited to continue honoring Mary and praying for peace during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Mary’s Church until 10:00 p.m.
Let us honor Our Lady and give glory to her Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by publicly professing our faith together as one united Church family and by spending time with him truly present in the Blessed Sacrament!
October Guadalupana Rosary Month
The Guadalupana Community cordially invites you to pray the holy rosary during the month of October. Let us pray together for our needs and the peace of the world.
- Oct. 2-5, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s
- (Oct. 6, 7 p.m.)
- Oct. 9-13, 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas in Goshen
- Oct. 16-20, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family
- (Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 23-27, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family
- Oct. 30-31, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family
Sept 30– Oct. 22 Upcoming Rosary Sales
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers are having three “Rosary Sales”. We will be selling a wonderful assortment of custom made rosaries to buy supplies for the mission rosaries we give away.
St. Mary’s – Southwest corner of Race and Garden
- Saturday, September 30th – 4 PM Mass and
- Sunday, October 1st – 8 AM Mass until after the 1 PM Mass
Holy Family – Between the Church and the Rectory
- Sunday, October 8th- 10 AM Mass until after the 12 NOON Mass
St. Charles – Outside West of the Front Doors
- Sunday, October 22nd – 8 AM Mass until after the 12 NOON Mass
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO MAKE MISSION ROSARIES, PLEASE CALL FLORENCE EVANS AT 734-4807.