Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Advent Event

On December 6th Holy Cross Family Ministries and the Children's Rosary joined together to hold a special event: Advent Journey with Mary and with Your Family. Members from our three Children's Rosary groups in Massachusetts were welcomed to the Fr. Peyton Center in Easton, MA.  Holy Cross Family Ministries beautifully hosted all the children and families.  It was a full afternoon with many activities:
Family Advent wreath prayer and lighting of the Advent wreath
Movie on the life of Servant of God Patrick Peyton
Why do we ask saints to help us in life?
Reflection on what Mary teaches us about the birth of her son, Jesus

Members of Holy Cross Family ministries helped teach the children and parents how to make Rosaries.
The children also joined together to create handmade cards for our Children's Rosary groups in Kenya.
The children concluded the afternoon by gathering together in the chapel for a Children's Rosary. 
It was a special day of making friends from different Children's Rosary groups, joining together in prayer and sharing experiences.  The children also were able to learn about Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton who had a deep love of the Rosary and made famous the saying: the family that prays together stays together. 

Many thanks to Mary Amaral our Children's Rosary group leader from Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro MA who helped plan this event and all those at Holy Cross Family Ministries.

A special thank you as well to all who traveled distances to attend the Advent Event!

For those who have not visited the Fr. Patrick Peyton Center there is much to explore:
Fr. Patrick Peyton, Servant of God Grave site:  located just a few minutes drive from the Fr. Patrick Peyton Center
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto:  Located 300 feet on the left beyond the cemetery.
Outdoor Rosary Walk: Located next to the Fr. Peyton Center.  
Gift Shop:  There is a small gift shop located in the center.
Chapel:  There is a beautiful little Chapel in the Center. Hand carved wall pictures of each mystery of the rosary surrounds the inner walls of the chapel.
Museum:  There is a small enclosed room depicting Fr. Patrick Peyton's office with many of his belongings.

Other Posts you may enjoy:
How to start a Children's Rosary

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