Sunday, December 1, 2019

Mass Offered for Seminarians on December 1st 2019


A Mass was offered today for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love. Every month we have a Mass offered for this intention. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are the future flock, it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help. 

We have been periodically featuring different seminarians on the first of the month by inviting them to share something of themselves - a beautiful sharing of faith and love of Our Lord. This month we will be featuring Christopher Kelley. 


Christopher Kelley

I am currently a seminarian on Pastoral Year and in formation with the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT. Yet my journey so far has been rather unconventional, having grown up in a home where we didn’t go to Church all that often – in large part because my father had passed away when I was young from cancer, and my mother would eventually also pass from breast cancer – and my own practice of the faith disappeared in high school following my mom’s passing. It wasn’t until I was in college, in a philosophy class of all places, that the dying embers of my faith slowly began to be reignited, eventually leading me to return to the faith and become Confirmed at the end of my freshman year of College.
Shortly after returning to the Church, I began to consider the vocation to the priesthood more regularly, recalling the words of invitation a priest had given for me to think about in high school, however, I eventually decided by the end of college to hold off, instead preferring to just simply find a job and work upon graduating. While in Graduate School working toward a Master of Public Administration degree focusing on City Management, I went on a Men’s Retreat my home parish put on, which brought me to a deeper experience of our Lord and the invitation to discern became much stronger, prompting me to become more involved in my parish and discern in earnest. 
In the following months, my devotion to the Rosary and the guidance of the Blessed Mother became crucial to my discernment, my daily praying of the Rosary before Mass began with the small, but faithful, group of parishioners who would show up each morning to pray the Chaplet for the day. The presence of the Blessed Mother in my prayer life eventually led me to a greater insight and appreciation of Christ’s suffering in the Sorrowful Mysteries, and a greater appreciation for His presence in the hardest moments of my life even though I could not always see it. 
A few months after finishing my M.P.A., I was accepted into the formation program for my Archdiocese and began the deeper work of praying, discerning, and ultimately, of being formed into a better Christian Man – and God-Willing, a future priest of Jesus Christ.

We are grateful to Christopher Kelley for sharing his beautiful vocation story. We humbly ask that you say a Hail Mary for Christopher and his vocation now and consider including him in your future prayers. Thank you.
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For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Patiently Waiting Campaign 2019


This Advent Place a Patiently Waiting Sign
 in Your Window
Join the Children's Rosary by putting a sign in your window as a beautiful reminder of where our hearts can be found as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. On Christmas replace the sign with one that reads: Christ is Born.

Fifth Anniversary of the Patiently Waiting Campaign

If you have a Children's Rosary in your school we invite you to have the children make signs in class and have them bring them home to put in their windows. The picture above was sent to us from a school in New Jersey. 

We have included a flyer for this year. Consider posting this at your parish or school. The flyer can be saved to your computer by right clicking on the image below and clicking save. This can then be printed. Alternatively, if you would like us to email you the pdf please write to blythe@childrensrosary.org 


Send us a Picture
We invite people to send us a picture of their Patiently Waiting sign in their window. Please include in the email where you live. We hope to feature some of these on our website. Pictures can be sent to: blythe.kaufman@gmail.com 

Invitation to Everyone
We should note that the Patiently Waiting Campaign is an invitation to adults and children. One does not have to be involved with the Children's Rosary to participate. 

The story behind the Patiently Waiting Campaign:
A number of years ago, I was walking past a home and in the window a sign read: Patiently Waiting.  It caught my attention.  Each time I walked past it each day I looked at it and was grateful for it. To see the sign made me happy inside. I wondered who put such a sign in their window.  Later I would find out it was a wonderfully holy priest.  After his passing, many shared how special this little sign was to them. It was so simple but it sent a ripple out into the community, a joyful one that is still moving in my heart years later even after the soul who placed it in his window has passed on.  This made me wonder, what if each of us put a sign in our windows?  What would be the effect...these speckles of love sprinkled all over the world. It was from this thought that the Patiently Waiting Campaign was born. 
                                                                                                             ~Blythe Kaufman

St. Andrew's Novena: November 30th-December 25th

For years I have seen mention of the St. Andrew's Novena and was intrigued. Yet I never seemed to get my act together in time to start it. We have our yearly personal Consecration journey starting on November 30th and the Christmas/Infant of Prague Novena beginning December 16th. Yet this year I wanted to try the St. Andrew's Novena. Maybe there are others who might want to begin this novena as well. 

Prayer to Obtain Favors
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, (here mention your request), through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(it is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayers fifteen times a day from the Feast of St. Andrew (30th Nov) until Christmas will obtain what is asked)

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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Friday, November 29, 2019

Join Us for a Consecration to Jesus Through Mary Beginning November 29th 2019


We would like to invite the members of the Children's Rosary to participate in a Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning November 29th and ending January 1st on the Feast of Mary Mother of God. Our Children’s Rosary groups are Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary at their first meeting but this would be a way to beautifully place our individual families under the protection of Our Blessed Mother who always leads us on the straightest path to her Son.  For those of you unfamiliar with Consecration to Jesus through Mary it has been blessed and supported by Bishops and Pope Benedict XVI. St John Paul II urged Catholics to make this Act of Entrustment, which involves ten minutes of private prayer daily, for 33 days, in your home.  Many may be familiar with Totus Tuus which was John Paul’s papal motto. It is a Latin phrase meaning "totally yours" and expressed his personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary. There are different preparations for Consecration available. The traditional St. Louis de Montfort version is available online HERE.

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal November 27th 2019

"O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee."

Thank you to all who joined us for the Miraculous Medal Novena.


Mass Offered on November 25th 2019 for Members of the Children's Rosary

A Mass was offered on November 25th 2019th for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary.  We continue to have a Mass said for this intention on the 25th of each month. The Eucharist is such a powerful gift from Our Lord that when I wanted to extend thanksgiving to all of you I knew of no better way to express my gratitude.  May Our Lord's love be poured down on all of you through the powerful sacrifice of the Holy Mass. 

The photo above is of the Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Parish in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA. They celebrated their 5th anniversary on October 21st 2019. Often we feature new Children's Rosary groups but it is important to also celebrate the groups that continue to meet faithfully year after year. This Children's Rosary created an M&M candy rosary to celebrate their anniversary. We thank the children and the group leader for all their prayers over these past 5 years.


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Don't forget to unify prayers with the children during their meetings. A schedule of meetings is present on our website. By clicking "Join in Prayer" you can add your gold flashing light to our View from Heaven map.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO:

For more information about the Children's Rosary visit our website: www.childrensrosary.org
Visite nuestro sitio web en español para obtener más información: www.rosariodeninos.org
Pour plus d'informations sur le Rosaire des Enfants, visitez notre site Web:www.rosairedesenfants.org

Sunday, November 24, 2019

King of Kings

Happy Feast of Christ the King! We received these pictures today from Pakistan. Many of the Children's Rosary groups had special festivities planned. Six Children's Rosary groups sent pictures from Pakistan. 


The children made signs which they carried in processions honoring Our Lord. The groups that met in the evening held candlelit processions. 




Some of the children from the Children's Rosary acted out parts of Our Lord's life to share with the people.


The six Children's Rosary groups that sent pictures are all new groups. The posters they carry say Jesus is King of Kings in Urdu. The children in all 6 of these groups have been meeting to pray without rosaries. They each would like to have a rosary. As soon as we have raised funds to cover the shipping costs we would like to send them several boxes of rosaries. 

Please consider sending a donation to help us send rosaries to these children in Pakistan. Donations can be made online HERE or sent to:

Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA

*All donations are tax deductible in the US.

Thank you for your kindness and may God bless you abundantly.