Monday, July 21, 2014

Collaboration between the Catholic Grandparents Association and the Children's Rosary

Children Praying for Grandparents

The Children's Rosary and the Catholic Grandparents Association are Collaborating on a special prayer effort for the month of July. During the month of July we celebrate the Feast of St Anne and St. Joachim the grandparents of Jesus. The Church recognizes them on July 26th.  In thinking about this beautiful Feast and the wonderful role grandparents play in our own faith it seemed a wonderful idea to recognize them throughout the month of July.

During the month of July, in a special way we would like to invite grandparents to attend any Children's Rosary group meeting held during that month.  Grandparents are encouraged to bring their grandchildren to the Rosary if they would like. The Catholic Grandparents Association will be donating prayer cards to all Children's Rosary groups who would like to participate.  On their prayer card is a special prayer for grandparents composed by Pope Benedict Emeritus.  At the conclusion of the Children's Rosary we will invite both the children and grandparents to pray together this prayer for all grandparents. 

Conor and his mother venerate the relic of
 St. Anne and St. Therese
On July 13th we had a special blessing.  A wonderful friend of the Children's Rosary, Jennifer Bingham, brought a first Class Relic of St. Anne and St. Therese the Little Flower to our monthly Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut USA.  In a special way the children and grandparents present prayed for all grandparents and the members of both the Children's Rosary and Catholic Grandparents Association.  In addition we were blessed to have a member of the Catholic Grandparents Association, Jim Barr,  join us.  At the end of the Rosary all present including children and grandparents all prayed the prayer for grandparents composed by Pope Benedict Emeritus for the Catholic Grandparents Association.  

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