Monday, October 7, 2019

New Children's Rosary forms in Ontario, Canada!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! We are excited to share that a new Children's Rosary has formed at St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. They held their first meeting on Saturday October 5th. This new group has chosen to hold their meetings monthly on the first Saturday of the month. Their Parish priest Fr. Peter Jurzyk can be seen in the upper picture. He attended the meeting and prayed with the children. Four nuns from the order of Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ also attended the meeting and knelt in prayer. 

The new group leader wrote that a little boy named Michael led the prayers for the first meeting. His Mother knelt beside him to coach him when needed. The model of the Children's Rosary meetings is a Rosary led by the children. Some children want to lead at the first meeting others take a little time until they feel ready to lead. But over time usually all the children become so comfortable with the prayers that they want to lead. This helps to foster leadership in prayer which is so important. Some of these children may help to bring prayer into their families something that is so needed today.

We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus Council in Hamilton, Ontario who have generously offered to sponsor the flowers, rosaries and prayer books for the children to use at each meeting. One of the unique things about the Children's Rosary prayer groups is the use of flowers. This component is optional but is loved by the children. At the end of each decade a child is asked to place a rose at the foot of Our Lady as the group leader asks for the fruit of that mystery. The Knights of Columbus not only have chosen to sponsor the flowers, prayer books and rosaries for the Children's Rosary group meetings but members of the Knights of Columbus Council in Hamilton, Ontario have chosen to support the children by attending the monthly meeting and praying along with them. 

It is wonderful to see all the support that has been given for this new Children's Rosary group. The goal of the Children's Rosary is to support the prayer lives of children. Each child has a vocation to holiness and the Children's Rosary encourages the seeds of faith to set down deep roots.

In a special way we ask Our Lady of the Rosary to pray for our children and our families that we may all progress along the path of holiness.

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