How the Children's Rosary Began
The Children’s Rosary began out of Love for Our Lady and her Son Jesus. It was born out of a call for help. The request for help came from our Pastor who saw his Parish suffering a financial crisis and worried for its future existence. In prayerful reflection on this call for help an inspiration came to bring our children before Our Lady and Our Lord in the prayer of the Rosary, for we know how strong and dear are the prayers of children and how all heaven delights in them.
The first meeting of the Children’s Rosary was on April 10, 2011. It was the Sunday before Palm Sunday that year. A group of children gathered that morning. The children knelt before a statue of Our Lady and prayed as a group for our parish and the intentions of Our Lady. The weekend of the first Children’s Rosary had a record collection surpassed only by Easter and Christmas for the remainder of the year. There was nothing special about that weekend except for a small group of children who knelt in prayer of the Holy Rosary.
The Children’s Rosary has been consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is therefore under Their protection and Their guidance.
The children finish each children’s rosary with an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for Our Holy Father the Pope. It is our hope that the Children’s Rosary will be a strong source of prayers and blessings for the Holy Father, our Church as a whole and the New Evangelization called upon by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Children’s Rosary which once began in one Parish has now grown and by the grace of God will continue to grow so that Children’s Rosary groups will exist in parishes across the globe.