Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mass Offered Today for Members of the Children's Rosary

Children's Rosary of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in
Langatta Nairobi, Kenya. The children meet each Saturday in Kibera slum.
Today a Mass was offered by the Capuchin Friars for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all those who help the Children's Rosary.  We continue to have a Mass said for the this intention on the 25th of each month. The Eucharist is such a powerful gift from Our Lord that when I wanted to extend thanksgiving to you all I knew of no better way to express my gratitude.  May Our Lord's love be poured down on all of you through the powerful sacrifice of the Holy Mass. 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hear From the Children

Recently we received some feedback from the children who are members of the Children's Rosary in Pakistan.  These children meet daily as a Children's Rosary prayer group.  These children pray in the Church but also have felt called to go and pray with the poor and sick families each day.  The children share what this has meant to them.  

Maryam!
I am youngest in my siblings, since I have joined Rosary Group my life is changed I get up early in the morning and start my day with prayer. My family wonders that how it has happened... I was a lazy girl and not good at prayers but now they see different good changes in me... Babu Chand invited me to join Rosary Group and gave me a Rosary to keep with me all the time... Now I feel that God wants something to be done by my hands... and I am trying to give my best for that,,,....

Yashwa!
When I take part in the prayer which is for a sick person,.... I feel that words are dropping spontaneously from my mouth. I am very happy to join Rosary Group and I daily wait for the time when we get together and recite Rosary....

Muskan!
Earlier I was finding it hard because I did not know the mysteries of Rosary but with the passage of time I learned them by heart and now I am happy and go for reciting Rosary door to door daily and attend the prayer for the sick people.....

It is beautiful to see how participating in this prayer group has helped these children so much and in different ways for the good.  

The Children's Rosary is spreading in a grassroots way from region to region and country to country.  Please help us reach your parish.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Going Out To Pray With the Poor


The Children's Rosary groups continues to grow in Pakistan with a second Children's Rosary group in St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town.  This group meets daily. The children of this group felt moved to not only meet and pray in the Church but also to go out and pray with the sick and also the poor families.  As they go out each day to pray with a different family they share the very little they have giving away the rosaries that have been shared with them.  The group leader has told us that these families are so grateful for the rosaries.  The children check in with the families they have prayed with and they find the families are continuing to say the Rosary daily.  The children are slowly transforming this town with their prayers and the joy and comfort they bring. 
The picture above is of an older man whom the children prayed with one afternoon.  The children all gathered before him kneeling together to pray. 
The Children's Rosary in Pakistan is a beautiful unfolding story.  Please see how it all began and continues to spread.


First Children's Rosary in Pakistan  link
More good news from Pakistan  link
Our Lady surprises the children  link
It is spreading... Link
Praying with a sick family Link

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Children's Rosary to Air Today on EWTN Global Catholic Network

We are very excited that EWTN will be airing the Children's Rosary today (August 18th) at 4:30 PM ET in  the United States and Canada.  We are very grateful that EWTN has added the Children's Rosary to its monthly programming schedule.

Upcoming dates have been released through September:

August 18th Children's Rosary Sorrowful Mysteries at 4:30 PM ET
September 3rd Children's Rosary Luminous Mysteries at 4:30 PM ET
(We anticipate the Glorious Mysteries to be shown in October)

The Children's Rosary can be viewed LIVE streaming from anywhere in the world today at 4:30 PM ET LINK
Many have helped to make these videos a reality.  Children and members from around the world have prayed for the completion and release of these videos as they represent a window into a Children's Rosary prayer group.  Few adults can remember growing up as a child in a prayer group.  Yet children have a large capacity for prayer and have a need for their prayer life to be supported.  We hope that these new videos show the beauty and deep faith that exists in the hearts of children and the simplicity and love they bring to prayer.  We hope many hearts will be touched by the innocence of these little ones.

A special thank you to Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures for filming our Children's Rosary video series. We also thank Robert Fertitta for contributing many beautiful photographs of stained glass windows for the Sorrowful Video which will air today. 

We plan to release a Children's Rosary DVD by October 1st which will contain all four mysteries shown on EWTN plus an additional bonus instructional video of how to begin a Children's Rosary prayer group and how to organize your first meeting with answers to frequently asked questions. Please continue to keep the completion of the DVD in your prayers.


If you are from another country other than the United States and Canada and would like to have the Children's Rosary air in your country please reach out to EWTN and request it.  They are very responsive to viewer requests.  We also encourage those who enjoy the Children's Rosary to let EWTN know of your feelings.  This is new programming for them and they value the feedback.
Contact for EWTN:

Phone: 205 271 2900
email: viewer@ewtn.com
mail: 
EWTN
5817 Old Leeds Rd
Irondale, AL 35210 USA
Attn Viewer Services

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Yesterday we had many Children's Rosary groups meeting around the world.  This was such a beautiful gift to Our Blessed Mother on a day honoring her Assumption into Heaven.  Our Children's Rosary in Tacloban City, Philippines sent a picture from their meeting.  This group is composed of children that survived the super typhoon Yolanda that hit their region of the Philippines in November of 2013.  Many of the children lost family members and also their homes.  They have known great suffering but they also have a great faith and love of Our Blessed Mother and her Son.  The children all came together for their fourth meeting of the Children's Rosary since beginning on May 16th 2015.  

Many Children's Rosary groups will be meeting this week and we humbly invite you to join them in prayer.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Friday August 14th
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's School in Orange TX 7:05AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local timeChildren's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time
Saturday August 15th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, held in the Kiberna slum in Langatta Nairobi Kenya 10 AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Corvallis Oregon 12PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local timeChildren's Rosary at the Daughters of Chrarity Convent in Bridgeport CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Talcoban City, Philippines 3PM local time.

Children's Rosary at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches Louisiana 3:15 PM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Higganum, CT 4PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time
Sunday August 16th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick Parish in Nottingham, England 9AM local time
Children's Rosary at Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Nairobi, Kenya 6AM ET
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 7AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Uncasville CT 10:15 ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Derby, CT 11 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local timeChildren's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Hanover, PA 3PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time
Monday August 17th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time


Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield, MA 9:30 AM ET
Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Home for Children in Meru, Kenya 10AM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local time
Children's Rosary at Holy Family Church in Gladstone Michigan 4:30PM  ET
Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York 4:30 PM 

Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Church in Kennett Square PA 5:45 PM ET
Childrne's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time
Tuesday Augsut 18th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time
Children's Rosary at Sacred Heart School Queensland Australia 8AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local timeChildren's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee Michigan 6PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan
Wednesday August 19th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Keirans School in Queensland, Australia 8AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local timeChildren's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time
Thursday August 20th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Musa Dughal Pakistan 2PM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Martin Parish in Kingsville, TX 6:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 6PM local time

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Friday, August 14, 2015

"It is Not the Will of Your Heavenly Father that One of These Little Ones Be Lost"

This was part of the Gospel reading Tuesday at Mass.  The full Gospel is so beautiful but this little part seemed to grab hold of my heart.  

This is such a special gift Our Lord gives us.  He gives us the opportunity to all make it to heaven.  Unlike many things in this world there is no competition, no quota of losers.  Such a mentality is something I came to know during my four years of training in dental school. Unlike many dental schools the one I attended was pass/ fail.  There was a hope that we all could pass.  This created a very unique atmosphere of team work.  We all pooled our knowledge, helping to share notes or approaches to learn the material.  We all wanted each other to make it through.  Although the four years were indeed rigorous we rarely felt alone going through it.  

Our Lord shows us that getting to heaven is attainable for everyone.  He doesn't desire that anyone be lost.  He gives us each other for support.  He teaches us the power and strength of praying together, a Gospel we also heard this week at Mass.  

Indeed our journey here on earth is difficult but as Our Lord said, "it is not the will of your Heavenly Father that one of the these little ones be lost"( Mt 18:14).  Yes we can all make it!! There is no quota of souls that must fail. Recently at Mass I heard a priest say, We don't make it to heaven or hell alone we always take someone else with us.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could make it to heaven and bringing with us a great many souls.  
Yes, in many ways it is my hope that the Children's Rosary will be a place where children can come together to pray and be that support for each other.  It is my hope that together we may end our journey in the embrace of Our Lord and find our dear ones there with us.

Having been in a prayer group as an adult, I have experienced those dark times of suffering and struggle when you feel the weight of the cross on your shoulders and the voices of those praying around you are the most comforting sounds you could hear.  When you feel your own strength too weak to say the prayers aloud so you rely on your friends in the group to carry you.  

There were times of uncertainty and illness when a person in the group would say they were praying for me and that brought such comfort, hope and overwhelming gratitude.  It is at such a time that knowing another person is praying for you creates a spring of hope in ones soul. One is humbled to know that others are taking their time to pray in a special way for you alone.  Yes this is what a prayer group can do for a soul suffering.  We know each of us will be given a cross and to have others there to support us in this journey is a safety net.  Our children today need a safety net like never before.  They need to know that someone is praying for them and in turn they can offer prayers to another person when they see someone suffering.  A prayer group creates such an atmosphere of support.  

Our children need that same support.  Our Lord wants not one of these little ones to be lost.  
Please learn more about starting a Children's Rosary prayer group in your parish.LINK

Friday, August 7, 2015

What Will Be My Reward?

Recently one of our Children's Rosary groups shared that a little girl attending the Children's Rosary for the first time asked, "What will be my reward for saying the Rosary?"  Another little girl, age 7, also attending the Children's Rosary turned to her and said, "you get Jesus!"

We have many Children's Rosary groups meeting over the next week.  Please consider joining them.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Friday August 7th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Mary's School in Orange TX 7:05 AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish Lilburn Georgia 9AM CTChildren's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Pine Bluff Wisconsin10 AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Parish in Adrain, Michigan 5PM
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 9PM local time
Childrne's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 
Saturday August 8th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children Rosary at St. Michael the Archangel Parish and held in Kibera Slum in Langatta Nairobi Kenya 10 AM local time.
Children's Rosary at St. Michael's Church in Garden City, SC at 10:30 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Corvallis, Oregon 12PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Church in Nairobi Kenya 3PM local time
Children's Rosary at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Natchitoches, Louisiana 3:30 CT

Children's Rosary at St. Peter Church in Higganum CT 4PM ET
Children's Rosary at Epiphany Church in Cliffside Park, New Jersey 4PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Purcellville, Virginia 
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 9PM local time
Childrne's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan
Sunday August 9th
Childrne's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura, Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick Parish in Nottingham, England 9aM local time (4AM ET)
Children's Rosary at Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Nairobi, Kenya 6AM ET
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja Kenya 7AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in South Windsor, CT 8:45 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford CT 9:45 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New Britain CT 11 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT 11 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Patrick's Church in Tacoma WA 11:30 AM PST
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at the Daughters of Charity Convent in Bridgeport CT 2:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan
Children's Rosary at Assumption Parish in Hanover, PA 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament

Childrne's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura, Pakistan 9PM local time
Monday August 10th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield, MA 9:30 AM ET
Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Home for Children in Meru, Kenya 10 AM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, PA 12:20 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Family Church in Gladstone, Michigan 4:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York 4:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother in Avondale, PA 6PM ET

Tuesday Augsut 11th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at Sacred Heart School Queensland Australia 8AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mills Kentucky 9:30 AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee Michigan 6PM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan
Children's Rosary at St. Josepch Church in Butanpura Pakistan 9PM local time
Wednesday August 12th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Keirans School in Queensland, Australia 8AM local time
Children's Rosary at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Lilburn, GA at 9:30 AM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos, Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Ashraf Town Pakistan 

Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura 9PM local time
Thursday August 13th
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 6AM local time

Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lagos Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Resurrection Parish in Rye NY 5PM ETChildren's Rosary at St. Martin Parish in Kingsville, TX 6:30 PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Paul Church in Fenton Missour at 6PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church i n Ashraf Town Pakistan
Children's Rosary at St. Joseph Church in Butanpura Pakistan 9PM local time.