Saturday, July 1, 2017
Mass Offered on July 1, 2017 for Renewal of Family Prayer
A Mass was offered today for Renewal of Family Prayer through the Capuchin Missions. This is something we do on the first Saturday of every month. The children also pray for renewal of family prayer in their prayer groups. In addition, over 780 individual 9 day novenas have been said by members oft the Children's Rosary to different saints also asking for renewal of family prayer. Why so much attention and prayer for this topic?
The Children's Rosary is not an intercessory prayer group, meaning its purpose is not to pray for intentions, rather it is a prayer group for children which helps support their prayer lives. Yet one cannot ignore the importance of prayer in the family. Saints throughout history have championed prayer in the family. The famous saying coined by Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton summaries it so beautifully, "The family that prays together stays together". And so to keep and strengthen our families we pray for them. We hope that the prayer the children experience in their prayer groups will blossom into a richer prayer life in their homes. Many members of the Children's Rosary have shared how this is happening in their families.
The picture above is a new Children's Rosary in Uganda. They are the Children's Rosary of Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Mawanda. This is one of the sub-parishes of Our Lady of Fatima Mwera.
This new group meets to pray the Rosary every day together at 7:30 PM local time. They began with 42 members but now the numbers are growing to 52 members. Please consider unifying in prayer with them. A complete schedule of meetings each day is posted on our site in your local time zone: www.childrensrosary.org
The children are asked to pray for those unifying prayers with them so gather your family and unify prayers. Click "join in prayer" on our website and we will be able to see your gold flashing light on our "View from Heaven" map.
May I also thank all those who send the Children's Rosary handmade Rosaries. As you can see these Rosaries are put to good use. The need is great and we have seen a large increase in requests from individuals around the world wanting to begin Children's Rosary prayer groups. Many children are currently waiting to get a Rosary so if you make Rosaries or know someone who does please let them know of our need. Rosaries can be sent to:
Po Box 271743
West Hartford, CT 06127 USA
Thank you all!