Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Dear Friends,

May the Peace and Joy of the Risen Christ be with you all! 

As we just got home from a full day at grandma's farm with lots of fresh air and time with the animals,  the kids and I just settled in by the fire for our evening rosaries.  We just wanted to let you all know that in a special way tonight, we prayed a rosary for all the members of the Children's Rosary that all would be blessed in their temporal and spiritual welfare and continued to progress in holiness. Maybe it is just our family, but it seems like holidays when lots of extended family come together is just the time when we need these extra prayers. 

Beginning tomorrow there will also be a novena of Masses said for the Intentions of Our Blessed Mother.  The anniversary of the first meeting of the Children's Rosary is April 10th and it seemed a fitting way to appoach the next year of the Children's Rosary.  It is our hope and prayer that Our Lady will continue to guide and protect the Children's Rosary leading us all on the straightest path to her Son.

May all have a blessed Easter!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Divine Mercy Novena Starts Today!

Good Friday is the day that Jesus asked Saint Faustina that a 9 day novena to The Divine Mercy be initiated.  He gave her a different group of souls to pray for each day.  Along with those intentions the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is said as well.  This novena leads up to Divine Mercy Sunday instituted by Pope John Paul II.  I am attaching a link to the Divine Mercy Novena and how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  
Novena to The Divine Mercy

The Diary of St. Faustina is such a treasure of beautiful ways Jesus calls us to come to the fountain of His mercy.  I am including a few of my favorite excerpts:  

In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice I am sending the Day of Mercy. (1588)

Let souls who are striving for perfection particularly adore My mercy, because the abundance of graces which I grant them flows from My mercy. I desire that these souls distinguish themselves by boundless trust in My mercy. I myself will attend to the sanctification of such souls. I will provide them with everything they will need to attain sanctity. (1578)

Have confidence, My child. Do not lose heart in coming for pardon, for I am always ready to forgive you. As often as you beg for it, you glorify My mercy. (Jesus to souls striving for perfection and holiness - 1488)

I desire that priests proclaim this great mercy of Mine towards souls of sinners. Let the sinner not be afraid to approach Me. The flames of mercy are burning Me - clamoring to be spent; I want to pour them out upon these souls. (Diary of St. Faustina 50)

This one seemed especially fitting for today, being Good Friday:
Jesus tells us:
“there is no way to heaven except the way of the cross. I followed it first. You must learn that it is the shortest way.... I am giving you a share in those sufferings because of My special love for you and in view of the high degree of holiness I am intending for you in Heaven. A suffering soul is closer to My heart.” (Words spoken by Jesus to St. Faustina diary 1487)

Leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, it is my hope to include more reflections and quotes from the Diary of St. Faustina here on this blog.

Thank you all and may Our Lord cover you with His Divine Mercy. Amen.

How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Optional Opening Prayers
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy can be said with traditional Rosary beads.

Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed:
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Then, on the large bead before each decade:
Eternal Father,
I offer you the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity,
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.
On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.
Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Gift to Our Lord Jesus

Today at Mass the Gospel was read in which it is described how one of Jesus' friends, Judas Iscariot, was paid thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus. We know that this was an extremely painful betrayal as Jesus' says to Judas: "What you are going to do, do quickly."  (John 13:27)  Just before Jesus utters these words we are told satan entered Judas. As we move forward toward Holy Thursday I would like to humbly ask that we consider standing in the face of this evil.  May we consider saying a rosary in expiation for one of the silver pieces that was used to betray Our Lord.  May each rosary float to Heaven and act as a healing suave on the wounds inflicted on Our Lord's heart as a result of such a personal betrayal by a friend?  May this concrete act, be a way of showing our deep love and friendship toward Our Lord who will in two days lay down His life for us.  
It is so beautiful that we have a Children’s Rosary group meeting tonight at 7PM EST at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, MA.  It is so fitting that the Church they will be meeting in is named after the Apostle so loved by Our Lord and such a consolation to Him.  May we all be that dear friend to Our Lord who does not leave His side?  
It is my hope that we may have at least 30 rosaries said today as a gift to Our Lord who suffered such betrayal for the sum of thirty silver pieces.
Thank you all!
So far we have 38 rosaries which have already been said today as a gift to Our Lord.

Monday, March 25, 2013

A New Meaning to Suffering

"By His passion and death on the cross Christ has given a new meaning to suffering: it can henceforth configure us to Him and unite us with His redemptive Passion."(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1505)

The Catholic Church teaches us in our Catechism that:
The cross is the unique sacrifice of Christ, the "one mediator between God and men". But because in His incarnate Divine Person He has in some way united Himself to every man, "the possibility of being made partners, in a way known to God, in the paschal mystery" is offered to all men. He calls his disciples to "take up [their] cross and follow [him]", for "Christ also suffered for [us], leaving [us] an example so that [we] should follow in his steps." In fact Jesus desires to associate with His redeeming sacrifice those who were to be its first beneficiaries. This is achieved supremely in the case of his mother, who was associated more intimately than any other person in the mystery of his redemptive suffering. (Catechism 618)
May we never forget the depths of Our Lord Jesus' love that brought Him to the cross for our salvation.  In contemplation of that sacrifice may we unify even our smallest suffering to that of Our Lord's suffering on the Cross for the benefit of souls. Amen 

Children's Rosary to Meet Wednesday

The Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton, MA USA will meet Wednesday evening at 7PM in the lower Church.  This is particularly special to have a group meeting during Holy Week.  

May these small children be a consolation to Our Savior as He enters a week that brings Him to Calvary.  

Please consider unifying your prayers with these children.  The children always pray for the intentions of all the members of the Children's Rosary. Any questions please contact Jim at

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Children's Rosary Today

The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church  in Thomaston, CT will have their weekly Children's Rosary today at 11AM. The Legions of Mary will provide a small reception after the Rosary.  Please consider joining them in prayer either at the Church or from your home.  The children always pray for the intentions of all the members of the Children's Rosary.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pope Francis Changes Holy Thursday Mass Location to a Local Prison

Pope Francis in 2006 chose to hold Holy Thursday Mass
 in a Children's Hospital in Buenos Aires
Pope Francis who was scheduled to hold Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Holy Thursday has chosen a new location for a celebration of the Lord's Last Supper.  He will be holding Mass and washing the feet of prisoners in a juvenile detention center in Rome. A beautiful example for us all of love and humility. 

May Our Holy Father continue to lead us in Peace and Love. Amen

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis Invokes the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Francis praying
within the St. Mary Major Basilica
During Pope Francis' address following his election as Pope he proclaimed he would be praying to the Madonna "that she may watch over all of Rome."

The following day the new Pope visited the St. Mary Major Basilica where he prayed before a statue of Our Lady for thirty minutes.

Many have spoken about the new Pontiff's devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Today after he finished Mass in St. Peter's Square he stood before a statue of Our Lady and the Baby Jesus and reverently prayed for some time.  Through his quiet gesture he spoke loudly of his trust and faith in the protection of Christ and His Mother.

During the Holy Father's closing blessing at the inaugural Mass today he humbly asked that we pray for him.  The Children's Rosary would like to embrace this request and pray in a special way for Our Holy Father daily especially in our rosaries that he may lead our Church in love.

On this Feast of Saint Joseph may we rejoice in Our Church and the wonderful intercessors we have in Mary and her spouse St. Joseph.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Upcoming Conference

The Children's Rosary will be leading a Rosary at the Little Audrey Eucharistic Pro-Life Conference

Last week the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Audrey Santo contacted us and invited the Children's Rosary to lead a Rosary during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at their conference in Medway, MA on April 13th 2013.  It is a two day conference spanning April 13th and 14th. We are being invited to lead the rosary during Adoration held on Saturday from 12:15-1:15 PM. Please see the website ( for more information regarding this conference.  Anyone interested in participating in the Children's Rosary that day should contact Blythe at

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Children's Rosary in Adrian, Michigan

There is a new Children's Rosary group forming at St. Joseph Church in Adrian, Michigan USA.  The new group will have their first meeting on the first Friday of April.  The date is particularly special as it is within the Octave of Easter.  They will meet April 5th at 5PM in the main Church.  This new group has chosen to hold their monthy Children's Rosary during Adoration of the Bessed Sacrament.  If you have any questions or would like to join this group please contact Sara (

As we look forward to the Feast of St. Joseph this Tuesday we thank him in a special way for his continual intercession for the Children's Rosary and ask him to bless this new group forming in a Church named in his honor.

Children's Rosary Tomorrow!

The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT USA will be holding their weekly rosary at 11AM EST tomorrow. They will be having a small reception with food following the Rosary provided by the Legions of Mary.  Please consider joining the children in prayer either at the Church or from your home.  Each group always prays for the intentions of all the members of the Children's Rosary.  Tomorrow will be the first Children's Rosary group to meet since our new Pope was named.  At the end of each rosary the group prays an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the Holy Father.  We hope this will be a source of blessings for Pope Francis who earlier this week asked for our prayers.

Habemus Papam!

We Have a New Pope

After just 5 votes white smoke was visible rising from the Sistine Chapel.  Our New Pope emerged.  Pope Francis is his new name! He brings with him many firsts.  He is the first Jesuit Pope and the first Pope from South America.  There are already wonderful stories emerging about his true humilty.  Instead of riding in a special car back to the hotel after his election he chose to take the bus with the other cardinals.  

Today in an audience with journalists he explained his choice of St. Francis for his new name.  He said that he wished for a Church that was both poor and "for the poor".  As the votes were being read he was reminded to not "forget the poor" by a fellow cardinal.  These thoughts hung in his mind and he recalls "right away, with regard to the poor,  I thought of St Francis of Assisi, then I thought of war...Francis loved peace and that is how the name came to me."

Friday, March 15, 2013

Aydan Nyberg

Aydan and his 2 year old sister
 who helped her brother with a bone marrow transplant
Dear Friends,

Jim and Debra , who just started a new Children's Rosary group in Hopkinton MA, have a special request.  They have a friend whose child is in the final stages of cancer and has only been given 2-4 weeks to live(see full story below).  They are going to be offering prayers and fasting today for Aydan.  

During family prayer we read the story of Aydan to our children. They were so moved by such a small person, just around their age, so sick. They have all asked to join in prayers and fasting this Friday.  They will be doing an unlimited bread and water fast (I will be joining them too).  

Initially I reached out to the members of the Children's Rosary through our different group leaders and the response has been so overwhelming.  So many families and children have come forward saying they will join in prayers and fasting today for little Aydan.  

I took Jim's advice and looked up Aydan's story.  As you can see he has an infectious smile and reminds us so much of our own children.  We read that Aydan  battled Rhabdomyosarcoma at age 3.  After successfully being treated for that malignancy he developed leukemia and was treated with a bone marrow transplant from his little 2 year old sister, unfortunately this was unsuccessful.  When I shared Aydan's story with my husband and the types of cancer he has been dealing with my husband looked very worried as he is an oncologist and deals with pediatric cancer on a regular basis.  My husband is Jewish but the thought of this little boy who has battled not one but two nasty cancers brought my husband to a very sad place and he too asked to join the fast and prayers.  Yesterday, after daily Mass I got onto the City bus which I ride to work.  A stop later, Elizabeth a friend I have met riding the bus stepped on.  She immediately said she was in the middle of praying a rosary for Aydan.  She had seen the Children's Rosary email and was praying for Aydan on her way to work.  There was this feeling of such solidarity in this chance meeting with Elizabeth and then seeing the flood of emails from individuals and families all joining together to pray for a little boy and his poor family who are watching their baby slip away.  

May I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for bringing hope and light in the darkness.  Your prayers and love are contagious and to watch such goodness spread gives such hope in the face of such suffering.

Each one of you is such a gift.  Starting Saturday March 9th a Novena of 9 Masses was begun in thanksgiving to Our Lord for all of the blessing that have been poured down upon the Children's Rosary including the blessing of each person who has been brought to the group.  

Thank you again for your generous heart!

If you would like to join in this effort, every prayer is so important as well as even the smallest sacrifice. Thank you all!

Your Grateful Friend in Christ,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Conclave Begins!

Cardinals at the Pre-Conclave Mass March 12th 
The 115 voting cardinals have now entered the Sistene Chapel and the large wooden doors have been closed.  The Cardinals may decide to vote this evening or wait until tomorrow.  Indication of their decision will come in the form of smoke.  If present that would indicate a vote has taken place: black a decision has not been reached...white the election of a new Pontiff has been successful.  

May we all turn our hearts to prayer that they may be covered with love and spiritual protection during this important time for our Church.

Thank you all!

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Conclave to Begin Tomorrow

Cardinals within Sistine Chapel at the start of the Conlcave in 2005
(Arturo Mari/ AFP/Getty Images)
Tomorrow the Cardinals will meet for Mass in the morning and then later process into the Sistine Chapel chanting the litany of the Saints.  It is an awe inspiring image to contemplate the leaders of Our Church asking for the help of those who have gone before them that are now counted among our Saints.  The magnitude of the decision which lays before them is immense.  Might we too consider joining their prayers to the Saints by also reciting the litany of the Saints.  I have included the Litany of the Saints in the prior post.

Thank you all who though your prayers help to guide and protect the future of Our Church.

God Bless you all!

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Litany of the Saints

Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

Holy Mary, Mother of God- Pray for us (repeat at end of each phrase)
Saint Michael
Holy angels of God
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Joseph
Saint Peter and Paul
Saint Andrew
Saint John
Saint Mary Magdalene
Saint Stephen
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Saint Lawrence
Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity
Saint Agnes
Saint Gregory
Saint Augustine
Saint Athanasius
Saint Basil
Saint Martin
Saint Benedict
Saint Francis and Saint Dominic
Saint Francis Xavier
Saint John Vianney
Saint Catherine
Saint Teresa of Jesus
(other names of saints may be added.)

All holy men and women

Lord, be merciful- Lord, save your people (repeat at end of each phrase)
From all evil
From every sin
From everlasting death
By your coming as man
By your death and rising to new life
By your gift of the Holy Spirit
Be merciful to us sinners- Lord, hear our prayer (repeat at end of each phrase)
Guide and protect your holy Church
Keep the pope and all the clergy in faithful service to your Church
Bring all people together in trust and peace
Strengthen us in your service
Jesus, Son of the loving God 
Christ, hear us- Christ hear us
Lord Jesus, hear our prayers- Lord Jesus, hear our prayer

Let us pray.
God of our ancestors who set their hearts on you, 
of those who fell asleep in peace, 
and of those who won the martyrs' violent crown:
we are surrounded by these witnesses
as by clouds of fragrant incense. 
In this age we would be counted
in this communion of all the saints;
keep us always in their good and blessed company.
In thier midst we make every prayer
through Christ who is our Lord for ever and ever.
R. Amen

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Novena of Thanksgiving

The blessings poured down on the Children's Rosary have been too many to number.

Two weeks ago the Children's Rosary book became available to order at Neumann Press.  Many hands were brought together to make this book a reality.  Yet how did so many find their way to this project?  Many requests went up to Our Lord for assistance with this project and those prayers were answered in such a beautiful way. Those who stepped forward to help were from unlikely sources.  Some gave time and talent who were not even Christian.  The artist who did the custom illustrations for the book gave his time as a mitzvah or good deed.  He is a man of Jewish faith.

The cover illustration of Jesus is a painting done by a Mormon man.  When asked if he would grant permission for the painting to be used for our Children's Rosary book the gentleman asked if I knew he was a Mormon.  I told him I suspected he was from the College he attended, but that it didn't matter to me.  He told me he loves Jesus and I told him I do, too.  He then gave us full permission to use the painting free of charge.

Through Divine Providence a chance meeting with the Archbishop of Hartford brought a wonderful partnership where he agreed to not only write the Preface but also to be the Imprimatur as well.

Over the past several months the Lord has continued to shower blessings by bringing the most wonderful people to the Children's Rosary.  New groups have formed and from them others.  Families and children have come to many different Children's Rosary groups offering Our Lady bouquets of prayers to bring before Our Lord.  Today as we conclude our Novena for the Conclave there was an overwhelming feeling of Thanksgiving to Our Lady for her intercession and Our Lord in His three Persons for granting such graces.  

Today a Novena of Masses was begun.  Nine Masses will be said by the Capuchin missionary priests in Thanksgiving for what we have been given and the graces bestowed upon the Children's Rosary and all its members. One Mass will be said daily from March 9th until March 17th. Please join us in thanking Our Lord during these 9 days for his Mercy and Generosity to us.

Thank you all.

God Bless!

A Smokey Week Ahead

Members of the Vatican Fire Brigade construct the chimney on the top of the Sistine chapel which will emit smoke.
The Conclave begins this Tuesday to elect our next pope which means all 115 Cardinals eligible to vote will be meeting in the Sistine Chapel.  No communication is allowed between those voting and those outside the Chapel...except for one signal: Smoke.

After each vote ballots are burned.  If a two thirds majority is reached and a Pope is successfully elected then white smoke is seen rising from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel.  If the votes needed to elect a pope are not reached during that round of balloting then a chemical is added to the fire and a black smoke emerges.  This tells the rest of the world watching from the outside that the Cardinals have not come to an aggrement.

Two Children's Rosary Groups to Meet Tomorrow


There are two Children's Rosary groups meeting tomorrow:
St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT
The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford CT will meet at 9:45 tomorrow morning in the lower Chapel.  

St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT
The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Parish in Thomaston, CT will meet at 11AM with a small reception of food following provided by the Legions of Mary.

Please consider joining one or both of these groups at their respective Churches or from your home.  The children always pray for the intentions of all the members of the Children's Rosary.  This week in particular there is much to pray about with the upcoming election of our new Pope scheduled to begin this week.

Conclave to Begin Tuesday March 12th

Cardinal Dolan arrives at the Vatican for meetings March 8th
(AP photo)
After 5 days of meeting, the Cardinals announced yesterday that they will convene the Conclave to choose the next Pope on Tuesday.  The cardinals will begin Tuesday morning with a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica then in the afternoon they will enter the Sistine Chapel to begin balloting. Two thirds majority of the 115 elector cardinals is necessary to elect a pope.  The last election of this kind was in 2005 and took only 2 days to select Pope Benedict XVI.  

Today as we conclude our Novena for the conclave there is a feeling that we cannot let up on the intensity of our prayers.  Pope Benedict knew how important these days of meetings are prior to the conclave and hence said in his final address to the Cardinals before leaving the Vatican February 28th,

“I will continue to be close to you the next few days in prayer that you may be full of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope.  May the Lord show you what He wants from you.  Among you is the next Pope.”

Thank you to all who joined us for this novena for the conclave.  Please continue to offer up rosaries and prayers that the cardinals may be covered with spiritual protection and Divine Guidance through this whole process.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stations of the Cross

The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT led the Stations of the Cross last Friday evening at our parish.  We also happened to be hosting the Stations for all the Parishes in our town.  Hundreds came and our Church was filled.  Despite the crowd, the children did not seem distracted and reverently took turns leading the reflections at each station.  The youngest reader was just 6 years old. Some of the children carried candles and another led the group with a large wooden cross.

The parents of  some of the children who belong to our group are professional singers and they graciously offered to sing and play the flute between stations.  The music was exceptional and we all felt so grateful to Our Lord for blessing the group with such talented people to sing with us.  Children's Rosary books were also given out to those who attended that evening.  So many folks from different parishes commented how wonderful it was to see children leading prayer.  Maybe one of the most memorable things for me was coming home and seeing my daughter and son go up to their bedroom and together continue to read the reflections for each station and sing the song we sang between the stations.  Children are such wonderfully spiritual beings.  They really do love prayer and Our Lord. I am so grateful to the many people who came to the Stations that night.  By there presence they gave witness to these small children of the importance of such a practice as praying at the foot of the cross and remembering Our Lord's Passion.

Reflections from the First Meeting of the Children's Rosary in Hopkinton, MA

The Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton, MA USA had their first meeting on Sunday February 24th.  The response from the group was overwhelmingly positive and the children and families felt particularly blessed that day.

They had 14 children attend and 9 parents. Their Pastor began their first meeting with a blessing and their Parish Deacon spoke briefly about the importance of the Rosary. The new Children's Rosary group was Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In this way the group is under the guidance and protection of Christ and His Mother.

Their next meeting will be Wednesday March 27th at 7:00PM EST.  Anyone interested in joining the group or who has questions can contact Jim at

Friday, March 1, 2013

Three Children's Rosary Groups Will Be Meeting this Weekend


  • The Children's Rosary at St. Agnes Church in Naples, Florida will meet tomorrow at 9:30 AM EST in the Chapel. 
  • The Children's Rosary at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT  will gather tomorrow at 3:30 PM EST. Small refreshments will be provided at the end of the Rosary.
  • The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT will begin their Rosary at 11 AM EST Sunday.  A reception with food will be provided after the Rosary by the Legions  of Mary.
Consider joining one or all of these groups in prayer either at their Churches or from your home.  Each group has been asked to pray for the intentions of all the members of the Children's Rosary.  

World Day of Prayer

Inside St. Peter Church in Steubenville, Ohio USA
The Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Steubenville, Ohio will meet today at 4:30 PM.  It is particularly special that we have a group meeting today as it is the World Day of Prayer.  Please consider joining them in prayer either at the Church or from your home.  They will be praying in a special way for our Church and for the intention given to us by Pope Benedict XVI yesterday:

"that the Cardinals may be full of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope.  May the Lord show them what He wants from them"

Thank you all and God Bless!

Consider joining our Novena which starts today:
Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Conclave of Cardinals