The Children's Rosary® is a prayer group movement that was begun out of love for Our Lady and Her Son. Jesus tells us "Truly, I say to you unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3). The Children's Rosary is an effort to begin in parishes rosary prayer groups composed of children and led by children. Through prayer of the Rosary Our Lady will guide our young people while at the same time sanctify families and Parishes.
May the peace of Christ be with you all. Many of you reading this were unable to come to our Children's rosary this past Sunday due to illness or commitments. Know that you were remembered in prayer during our children's rosary. Fr. Murphy and Monique (mom to Sofia) are sick and we pray in a special way for them and those of you who are sick. Kathy, mom to Peter and Angie, joined us and we remember her birthday. Fr. Sam joined us and I only later found out that it is the 12th anniversary of his ordination. How blessed we are to have such a loving priest who takes the time to pray with our children and families. Thank you God the Father for calling Father Sam and then bringing him to our Parish. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you......
One highlight that I feel compelled to share was when Mary Rose led the fifth Glorious Mystery: the Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. Mary Nagy was beside her and the two led us in prayer (see photo). Mary Rose courageously led us and at one moment called out for her Father for help but then went on. Her father tenderly looked at her and prayed aloud from his seat. She finished the first part of each Hail Mary with a beautiful emphasis on the word Jesus. It is said that each time we say "Jesus" it is an act of perfect love, for we offer to God the infinite love of Jesus. So often we forget the power of the name of Jesus but today Mary Rose reminded me of the absolute beauty and power the name carries. Thank you Jesus for giving us innocent witnesses of your Love.
Families began taking bookmarks to decorate and if anyone would like to draw on our bookmarks let me know and we can arrange it so that you can get some to decorate (see photo). We will be collecting all bookmarks(already blessed) at next months children's rosary March 11th. More novenas are being prayed by members of our group and I am attaching an updated list. If you know others who want to be part of our group, young or old, forward them my email and have them contact me if they want to join our novenas. Individuals only have to tell the Lord in prayer that they want to be part of our group to begin receiving the benefits of all these prayers and novenas. I have included the intention of the novena below with the ever growing list of Saints.
MAY THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY, THEIR FAMILIES, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY INCLUDING OUR PRIESTS, OUR BISHOP AND OUR HOLY FATHER THE POPE BE THE EXTENDED HANDS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND HER SON. MAY WE GATHER A GREAT MANY SOULS ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE LORD. MAY WE EXPERIENCE RENEWAL OF FAMILY PRAYER AND SPREAD THAT RENEWAL OF FAMILY PRAYER WITHIN THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP AND BEYOND. IN A SPECIAL WAY WE ASK (THE SAINT YOU ARE PRAYING TO) TO CHOOSE A FAMILY OR A PERSON OR A PRIEST, ASSOCIATED WITH OUR CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP OR OUR BISHOP, OR OUR POPE TO LEAD IN THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. DEAR SAINT PRAY FOR OUR EXTENDED GROUP THAT WE MAY EMBODY THE VIRTUES YOU EXEMPLIFIED HERE ON EARTH.
FIFTEEN NOVENAS ARE COMPLETED AND ANOTHER TEN ARE UNDERWAY.
Novenas to the following Saints have been completed:
St Gerard majella
St. Theresa the Little flower
St Padre Pio
Bl. John Paul II
St. Theres Avila
St. Thomas More
St. John Bosco
Bl. Mother Theresa of Calcutta Bl. Pier Giorgio
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
St. John Baptist
May I humbly suggest one last thing as we move forward as the hands of our Lady and Her Son, we will be facing forces opposed to these efforts. There is one refuge where we will be safe and that is within the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We are safe there and evil can not hurt us. Let us use this place of safety and protection by consecrating ourselves and our families daily to The Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have included prayers below.
CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
O Jesus, we know that You are merciful (Mt. 11:29),