Monday, July 21, 2014

Collaboration between the Catholic Grandparents Association and the Children's Rosary

Children Praying for Grandparents

The Children's Rosary and the Catholic Grandparents Association are Collaborating on a special prayer effort for the month of July. During the month of July we celebrate the Feast of St Anne and St. Joachim the grandparents of Jesus. The Church recognizes them on July 26th.  In thinking about this beautiful Feast and the wonderful role grandparents play in our own faith it seemed a wonderful idea to recognize them throughout the month of July.

During the month of July, in a special way we would like to invite grandparents to attend any Children's Rosary group meeting held during that month.  Grandparents are encouraged to bring their grandchildren to the Rosary if they would like. The Catholic Grandparents Association will be donating prayer cards to all Children's Rosary groups who would like to participate.  On their prayer card is a special prayer for grandparents composed by Pope Benedict Emeritus.  At the conclusion of the Children's Rosary we will invite both the children and grandparents to pray together this prayer for all grandparents. 



Conor and his mother venerate the relic of
 St. Anne and St. Therese
On July 13th we had a special blessing.  A wonderful friend of the Children's Rosary, Jennifer Bingham, brought a first Class Relic of St. Anne and St. Therese the Little Flower to our monthly Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut USA.  In a special way the children and grandparents present prayed for all grandparents and the members of both the Children's Rosary and Catholic Grandparents Association.  In addition we were blessed to have a member of the Catholic Grandparents Association, Jim Barr,  join us.  At the end of the Rosary all present including children and grandparents all prayed the prayer for grandparents composed by Pope Benedict Emeritus for the Catholic Grandparents Association.  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Prayers of Children Rising To Heaven


It is a comforting thought to imagine all these little prayers from children around the world floating to the Throne of God. Please consider beginning a Children's Rosary prayer group at your parish or sharing the idea with friends.

Please also consider joining the children in prayer.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Sunday July 20
Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Parish in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET)
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 7AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Logo, Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at Annunciation church in Hanover Pennsylvania 3PM ET

Monday July 21
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 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 ETheld in front of the Blessed Sacrament.


Tuesday July 22
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee, Michigan 6PM ET

Wednesday July 23
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET

Thursday July 24
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, California will meet at 6:30 PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Children's Rosary at St. Martin Church in Kingsville, Texas will meet at 6:30 PM ET.

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Gift To Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Packaging Scapulars for the Children's Rosary
groups in Kenya
Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Several weeks ago in preparation for this beautiful day honoring Our Lady an idea came.  One of the members of the Children's Rosary had donated Brown Scapulars.  A short time later a request for Marian medals came from one of our Children's Rosary groups in Kenya.  While we did not have any medals we did have Scapulars.  Realizing that the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was approaching an idea came that maybe the children in Kenya would love a Scapular and maybe the package might reach them in time for July 16th.  Quickly a message was sent off to one of the group leaders in Kenya. They responded rapidly that they would love Scapulars for the children.

Quickly a package was wrapped up and sent off.  It was our hope that this would be a gift to Our Lady.  To share the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with children would be a wonderful way to honor her.

News arrived today from Kenya.  An email reporting that the package had arrived today, July 16th,  at the post office on the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  While mail from the United States to places like Africa is possible it is anything but exact and to have it arrive on such a beautiful day was complete joy. Indeed when we want to share a gift with Our Lady she always returns such generosity with love and joy.

A special thank you to the member of the Children's Rosary who donated the Scapulars and those who donate funds which help us pay for shipping to our different Children's Rosary groups around the world.

God Bless you all. Amen.

Other Posts you may enjoy:

Procedure for the Blessing and Investiture Of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just." -Pope Francis


Please consider joining the children in prayer.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Tuesday July 15th
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee, Michigan 6PM ET

Wednesday July 16th
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET

Thursday July 17th
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Resurrection Parish in Rye, New York 5PM ETThe Children's Rosary at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, California will meet at 6:30 PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Children's Rosary at St. Martin Church in Kingsville, Texas will meet at 6:30 PM ET.

Posts you may enjoy:
Novena to St. Bonaventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mass Offered for Members of the Children's Rosary Today

On the 13th of every month until the end of the year, one of our Children's Rosary group leaders, has requested a Mass to be celebrated for the members of the Children's Rosary.  What a wonderful gift to give to all the members of this prayer movement.  


Saturday, July 12, 2014

An Invitation

Dear Friends,

This Sunday July 13th you are invited to St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford Connecticut USA for a Children's Rosary.  During the month of July in a special way we are praying for our grandparents as the Feast of St. Anne and Joachim is July 26th. 

This Sunday at St. Thomas we are so excited to share with you that a lovely women from Rhode Island will be joining us with a first class relic of St. Anne and St. Therese the Little Flower. At the end of the Children's Rosary a member of the Catholic Grandparents Association from New York will be giving out prayer cards.  All attending will be invited to pray this prayer Pope Benedict Emeritus wrote for our grandparents. 

Children's Rosary July 13th from 9:45-10:15 AM St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Address: 872 Farmington Ave West Hartford, Connecticut
We will be meeting in the lower Church.
Children and adults are invited to come a little early (9:30 AM) to hear a bit about the relics and these saints. 

For those of you who cannot attend as you may live too far away we will be praying for you and encourage you to unify prayers with us at 9:45 AM ET July 13th.

Thank you all and God Bless.

Friday, July 11, 2014

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves" MT 10:16

It is so beautiful to see children praying. It reminds us of Our Lord's call for us to be as innocent as doves.  We can also pray for the gift of wisdom.

Please consider joining the children in prayer.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.

Friday July 11th 
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago, Ngeria 1PM ET
Saturday July 12th
Children's Rosary at St. Mary's Parish in Corvallis Oregon 9AM PT
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Lago Nigeria 1PM ET

Children's Rosary at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Hartofrd Connecticut 5PM ET
Sunday July 13
Children's Rosary at Our Lady and St. Patrick's Parish in Nottingham, England 9AM local time (4AM ET)
Children's Rosary at Assumption Church in Umoja, Kenya 7AM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Trinity Church in Nairobi, Kenya 8 AM 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 Church in West Hartford, CT 9:45 AM ET

Children's Rosary at  St. Michael's Church in Garden City South Carolina 10:30 ET
Children's Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New Britain, CT 11AM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston CT 11AM ET

Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate Logo, Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at St. Anthony Church in Lorain, Ohio 3PM ET in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at St. Paul Church in Fenton, Missouri 6PM.
Monday July 14th
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 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 ETheld in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Children's Rosary at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother in Avondale Pennsylvania at 6PM ET