Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Global Rosary Relay for Priests
Members of the Children's Rosary are invited to participate in this year's Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 23rd 2017. See a schedule of meetings on the WorldPriest website HERE.

PAST EVENTS
Novena for Christian Unity
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to pray a 9 day novena for Christian Unity. This coincided with the week for Christian Unity. 

Infant of Prague Novena
Members of the Children's Rosary participated in our annual Infant of Prague Novena from December 16-24th. In a special way we prayed for all those who have helped the Children's Rosary.
November 29th-January 1st 2017
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to participate in a 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning November 29th and concluding on January 1st 2016.

Week of Prayer and Fasting
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to participate in the 24th International Week of Prayer and Fasting from October 2-10th 2016. More information HERE.

Children's Rosary at the Catholic Network Marketing Conference (CMN)
The Children's Rosary had a booth at the CMN Conference 2016. We were able to meet individuals from around the world. The children did a wonderful job telling people about the Children's Rosary and encouraging new groups to form. This year we had an extra special blessing as the children were able to hold a Children's Rosary on each day of the conference. Read more HERE.

Grandparents Day at the Shrine of Divine Mercy
For the second year in a row the Children's Rosary participated in Grandparents Day at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge MA. The event was held on July 23rd 2016. Before Holy Mass a Children's Rosary was held in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The children began the Children's Rosary by singing our theme song "Rosary Children". The day was made extra special as the children were able to walk through the Holy Door present at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. In a special way members of the Children's Rosary and grandparents were remembered in prayer that day.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests
The Children's Rosary participated in the Global Rosary Relay on June 3rd 2016.  The goal of the Rosary Relay was to pray for the sanctification of priests. 

Year of Mercy Event: Relics of the Passion
In honor of the Year of Mercy, on March 16th 2016 the Children's Rosary hosted the Relics of the Passion at St. Helena Church in West Hartford, Connecticut USA. This collection of 7 Relics includes a piece of the True Cross.  Many members of the Children's Rosary were able to attend.  See pictures and reflections from the evening HERE.

Christmas Infant of Prague Novena
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to join us in praying a 9 day novena from December 16th -24th 2015. All those who have helped the Children's Rosary were remembered in this novena.

November 29th-January 1st 2016
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to participate in a 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on November 29th and concluding on January 1st 2016. 

Novena of the Miraculous Medal
Members of the Children's Rosary participated in the Novena of the Miraculous Medal which began November 16th.

Knights of Columbus Museum
A Children's Rosary was held at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Connecticut USA on November 21st 2015 to open the new Knights of Columbus exhibit.  The exhibit features over 76 crèches from countries within Central Europe such as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.  In a special way, the children held a Children's Rosary kneeling around one of the featured nativity scenes.  November 21st was also the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which made the date additionally special. 

Week of Prayer and Fasting 
Members of the Children's Rosary participated in the 23rd International Week of Prayer and Fasting. This was be held between October 16-24th 2015.

World Meeting of Families 2015
The Children's Rosary had an informational booth at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia during Sept 22-27th 2015. Nine children and four adults, who are members of the Children's Rosary, helped to answer questions and spread word about the Children's Rosary with visitors to the World Meeting of Families.  The week was a tremendous blessing, meeting individuals from around the world.  The week was concluded by a two day visit by Pope Francis and an outdoor Papal Mass. 

Grandparents Day at the Shrine of Divine Mercy
The Children's Rosary traveled to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge Massachusetts for Grandparents Day on September 13th 2015.  We were invited by the Catholic Grandparents association and the Marians to lead a Children's Rosary as part of the days events.  The children led a Children's Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament praying in a special way for grandparents.  Read More

Children's Rosary at the Catholic Network Marketing Conference (CMN)
The Children's Rosary had a booth at this years CMN Conference in New Jersey from July 21-24 2015.

Invitation to Grandparents
During the month of July in honor of the Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, Children's Rosary groups are encouraged to invite grandparents to their Childrens Rosary meetings held during July.  Grandparents are also invited to bring their grandchildren to Children's Rosary group meetings.  Groups will be encouraged to pray in a special way for grandparents in their meetings in July.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests
May Crowning
The Children's Rosary participated in the Global Rosary Relay on June 12th 2015. The goal of the Rosary Relay was to pray for the sanctification of priests. Pope Francis participated in the Rosary Relay and conveyed an Apostolic Blessing to all who participated. 

Blessed Sacrament Day VI 2015
A Children's Rosary was held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thein Tam in Kerens, Texas USA.  This was part of a a four day Eucharistic Conference.  The Conference was held almost exclusively in Vietnamese with thousands attending from around the United States and abroad.  The Children's Rosary was held during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday June 6th. Joan Alix spoke at the Conference on behalf of the Children's Rosary and shared our new theme song Rosary Children

May Crowning
Children's Rosary groups are invited to hold a May crowning at the beginning of a meeting of their group during the month of May. For step by step instruction on how to plan a May Crowning click HERE.

May We Be One 
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to submit drawings based on the Mysteries of the Rosary.  Exciting Give Aways were drawn Feb, March and April 2015 from those children that submit pictures.

Divine Mercy Event
The Children's Rosary participated in an Annual Divine Mercy Event at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut April 12th 2015.  Together with the Knights of Columbus the children led a procession into the Church carrying the image of Divine Mercy. A Children's Rosary was held during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  

Children's Rosary Anniversary Novena of Masses 
Three Masses were offered daily from April 5th-April 13th for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary.  Two Masses were offered daily from April 14th through April 22nd in Thanksgiving.

April 10th 2015 
Fourth anniversary of the Children's Rosary

Nov 29th through January 1st: Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to participate in a 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on Nov 29th and ending on Jan 1st 2015. 

Anniversary Celebration on the Feast of St. Nick
The Children's Rosary at the Basiica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut celebrated their 2nd anniversary of the Children's Rosary on December 6th.  They held a Children's Rosary followed by a short talk by a seminarian Deacon McDermott who spoke about the many times Popes have called on the faithful to pray the Rosary for a special intention.  Following the talk there was a little party in the downstairs hall. St. Nick visited and handed out small gifts during the party.  There was a craft table which included making a nativity and making cards for our Children's Rosary groups in Kenya. Another highlight was a cupcake Rosary as well!!  

Christmas Bazaar
The Children's Rosary had a booth at the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hartford Connecticut.  The children of the school enjoy attending the Bazaar to pick out presents for their family.  We were excited to be able to offer our Children's Rosary books and CDs there.  In addition we helped spread word of the Children's Rosary: encouraging more children to attend our monthly meetings. The Bazaar was held from 9AM-1PM Dec 6th 2014 in the school.

Advent Journey with Mary and with your Families. 
Holy Cross Family Ministires and the Children's Rosary joined together for a special family event on Dec 6th 2014. More information HERE

Week of Prayer and Fasting
Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to participate in the 22nd International Week of Prayer and Fasting which began September 20th 2014.  Pope Francis extended an Apostolic Blessing to all those who participated. More information here.

Visit to the Missionaries of Charity
Several members of the Children's Rosary including a few children visited the Missionaries of Charity in Bridgeport, Connecticut September 12th 2014.  The Sisters of Charity in a special way have chosen to reach out to the children in Bridgeport especially the in the Hispanic community.  On the beautiful Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary at least 30 children held a Children's Rosary at the Missionaries of Charity House.  

Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe visits Children's Rosary Group
On August 22, 2014 the Queenship of Our Lady, the Children's Rosary at St. Marguerite Parish in Brookfield, CT welcomed the traveling image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image was present for the children's monthly Children's Rosary.

Children's Rosary at the Catholic Marketing Network Conference (CMN)
The Children's Rosary had a booth at this years CMN Conference in Chicago July 29 through August 1st 2014. A presentation was also given during the Bookstore Educational day at the CMN conference.  The presentation was entitled "Can your Bookstore help pass on the faith to the next generation?"  Bookstore owners are perfectly positioned to help bring young families together and other individuals such as grandparents who would like to begin a Children's Rosary prayer group.  The response from bookstore owners was overwhelming that they would like to help connect people and promote this prayer movement.  We would also like to encourage groups to seek out their local Catholic bookstore for help in promoting their group and at the same time support their local Catholic bookstores who are struggling to stay open and offer such wonderful materials.

Collaboration with the Catholic Grandparents Association: During the month of July, in a special way we invited grandparents to attend any Children's Rosary group meeting held during that month.  The Catholic Grandparents Accociation donated prayer cards to all Children's Rosary groups who participated.  The children and their grandparents were invited to pray this prayer for grandparents, composted by Pope Benedict Emeritus, for all grandparents. More information here.

Joint Intitiative to Help Our Families: During the Month of May many Children's Rosary groups Gave out Rosaries at the end of Masses in their Parishes.  The Rosaries were donated by Holy Cross Family Ministries. Together our hope is to help share the devotion of the Rosary with many families.  For as Servant of God, Fr. Patrick Peyton, was fond of saying, "The family that Prayers together stays together."

Divine Mercy Sunday Event: Members of the Children's Rosary will be joining the Knights of Columbus in a Procession with the Image of Divine Mercy at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The children will also lead a Children's Rosary at the Event in front of the Blessed Sacrament and sing the song "Rosary Children" accompanied by Cheryl and Jeff Batter.

Novena of Divine Mercy April 18th through April 26th. More information here.

April 10th, 2014: 3rd Anniversary of the Children's Rosary
Aniversary Novena of Masses: Two Masses were offered daily for 9 days from March 30th until April 7th for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. Two Masses were offered daily from April 8th until April 16th in thanksgiving.

Aniversary Novena: April 1st through April 9th 2014.

Nov 29th through January 1st: The Children's Rosary participated in a 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on Nov 29th and ending on Jan 1st 2014.  We used the book: 33 Days to Morning Glory written by Fr. Gaitley. More information here.


Members of the Children's Rosary knelt before
the traveling icon of
Our Lady of Czestochowa whle leading a Rosary
Dec 18th 2013: The traveling Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visited St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford CT USA.  The Icon entered the Church with a procession led by the Knights of Columbus and members of the Children's Rosary.  the Children's Rosary then led a Rosary with the Children kneeling beneath Our Lady.  A Mass followed celebrated by Fr. Peter West of Human Life International.

Nov 30th 2013: The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut USA hosted the traveling icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, or the Black  Madonna.  The icon on Saturday Nov 30th. The procession was followed by a Children's Rosary. This image has traveled from Poland and Russia, across Europe and the US. Children from several different Children's Rosary groups came together to lead the Rosary.

Sept 21st 2013: The Children's Rosary participated in the International Eucharistic Prayer Vigil at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC kicking off the 9 day International Prayer and Fasting Campaign. The children participated in the Procession of Nations and led the glorious mysteries of the Rosary at the vigil. Pope John Paul II bestowed an Apostolic Blessing going forward to all those who participate in the International Week of Prayer and Fasting. More information here


August 20th 2013: Radio interview about the Children's Rosary on Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo. To listen to the interview click here

August 7-9th 2013:The Children's Rosary had a booth at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in New Jersey.  While there the children helped to lead a Rosary.

August 3rd 2013: The Children's Rosary at Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin CT held their first meeting on August 3rd.

June 16th 2013: A special Children's Rosary was held at My Father's Retreat House in Moodus, CT. Many children from different Children's Rosary groups joined together for Mass, a Children's Rosary and a wonderful reception of lunch and desserts.
June 8th (Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary): The Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Hartford, CT held their first meeting at 4:00PM ET. 
The Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Church in Nairobi, Kenya also held their first meeting on June 8th as well.

Three siblings lead a decade
of the Rosary at the Little Audrey
Santo Conference
May 12th: The Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in South Windsor, CT will held their first meeting.  

April 21st: The Children's Rosary was featured on the radio show "Cause of Our Joy" from 7-8AM on WACE AM 730.

April 13th: The Children's Rosary lead a Rosary at the Little Audrey Santo Eucharistic and Prolife conference in Medway, MA. The Rosary was held in front of the Blessed Sacrament and members from several Children's Rosary groups traveled from out of state to join together in prayer. 

April 5th: The Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Parish in Adrian Michigan held their first Children's Rosary.  Twelve children attended the first meeting which was held in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  
First Meeting of the Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church

March 2013: One hundred and thirty eight Children's Read Aloud Children's Bibles were given to the students at St. Brigid School in West Hartford, CT.  This is part of our efforts to help renew family prayer.

March 1st : The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT USA lead a town-wide Stations of the Cross .  Six children led readings at the Stations.  Several other children held candles and carried the cross.  There was a wonderful turnout at the Church that night with at least 300 people in attendance.  The children really enjoyed the expierence.

February 1st: A new Children's Rosary group met for the first time at St. Peter Church in Steubenville, Ohio USA. 

January 5th 2012: A new Children's Rosary group met for the first time at St. Agnes Church in Naples, Florida USA.  

January 1st 2013: First meeting of the Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Parish in Thomaston CT. A wonderful group of 16 children met for the rosary after the 11 AM Mass on the Solemnity of Mary.  The Legions of Mary provided a lovely reception with food at the conclusion of the rosary.

December 16th: A Rosary prayer service was held at St. Thomas Apostle Church in West Hartford CT for the victims of the Newtown tragedy and their families.  Some of the members of the Children's Rosary helped to lead the Rosary that evening.  

December 14th: Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to light a candle on their front step that evening for all the victims in the Newtown, CT tragedy.  Members were also invited to say a family rosary that evening for the victims and their families. 

December 7th 2012: Some of the members of the St. Thomas Apostle Children's Rosary from West Hartford CT will be participating in a special Colombian tradition called Día de las Velitas or Day of the Little Candles.  This is done in honor the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. 

December 8th 2012:  Two new Children's Rosary groups meet for the first time.  A new Children's Rosary at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury CT and a new Children's Rosary group at St. Brigid Church in West Hartford CT.

Oct 17th 2012: Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to fast from a favorite food item or give up something they liked such as television for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the success of the Year of Faith.

October 11th 2012: Beginning of the Year of Faith.  Members of the Children's Rosary were invited to fast from a favorite food item or give up something they liked such as television for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the success of the Year of Faith.

October 7th 2012: Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary/ Respect Life Sunday
The Children's Rosary of West Hartford led a Rosary before approximately 300 people at St. Thomas Apostle Church.  This was followed by the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Consecreation prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Linda Santo, the mother of Little Audrey Santo, who is currently being considered for Beatification and Canonization by the Catholic Church then gave an inspiration talk.  Many believe little Audrey could be the next Pro-Life Saint of our time.

First meeting of the children's rosary of Friday Harbor WA USA.


Sept 26th 2012
One hundred and eighty Bibles were given to St. Thomas School in West Hartford CT USA for students and teachers. Each Bible had a Saint written inside which was prayed to in a 9 day novena asking that Saint to choose an individual, family, or priest to lead in their spiritual journey.  The children's rosary hopes these Bibles will help these children begin family prayer in their homes.

 Sept 19, 20th and 21st 2012: Prayer Workshop with Fr. Lawrence Tucker, author of the book, "The Prayer of Jesus Crucified". 
The workshops focused on contemplative prayer.


September 14th 2012: Feast of the Triumph of the Cross
Parishioners of St. Thomas Apostle Church were invited to come to the foot of the cross and place a card with the number of weeks their family would say family prayer as a gift to Jesus.

June 2012:
Read Aloud Children's Bibles were given to the second and fifth grade classes at St. Thomas Apostle Church West Hartford CT.  Teachers were also given Bibles and invited to read them in class.

May 2012
Children's Bibles were given to patients in hospice and their families in Boston MA.

May 2012:
Bibles were given to the children of Holy Trinity Church in Hartford CT USA.

April 15 2012: Divine Mercy Sunday
Children's Rosary celebrated their 1 year anniversay.  Upcoming year dedicated to RENEWAL OF FAMILY PRAYER.  Children's Bibles and handmade bookmarks were given out at our Rosary and a Divine Mercy Celebration.  Each Bible and bookmark had a Saint written inside which had been prayed to in a 9 day novena.


January 1st 2012: Feast of Mary Mother of God
Candle lit prayer service with Rosary and Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus.

October 7th 2011: Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Candle lit prayer service with Rosary and litany to The Blessed Virgin Mary. Sharing of bread and water after the prayer service as Fasting was encouraged during the day.

August 4th 2011: Memorial of the Dedication of Mary Major Bascilica
Candle Lit prayer service held and fasting encouraged.  Breaking of bread shared after the prayer service.

April 10th 2011
First meeting of the Children's Rosary in West Hartford CT USA

If you have any questions about any of the above listed events please contact Blythe at blythe.kaufman@gmail.com

If you would like to join an existing children's rosary or begin a children's rosary please also contact Blythe at blythe.kaufman@gmail.com

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  1. The friends of the Children's Rosary Apostolate are encouraged to join hundreds of thousands across America in a historic rosary initiative.

    Historic 2014 National 54 Day Rosary Novena
    Sept 29 through November 21, 2014
    What to do: Pray the rosary individually or as a family in your home or as part of your parish community; 27 days in petition followed by 27 days in thanksgiving
    Intention: “For Peace and the Family, Human Life, Marriage and Religious Freedom”
    A Message of Hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture and nation
    Visit the website for more information www.54days.org
    A Hearts United Campaign of the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate and noteworthy partnering organizations including EWTN and others.

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