Children’s Rosary Group Leader from Texas Shares Lots of Great Ideas!

The Children’s Rosary group leader from St. Mary of the Expectation in League City, Texas USA recently shared some of her experiences from her Children’s Rosary. Her group held a recruiting effort after Masses a few weeks ago. She reported that several new members signed up. One of the new members, a 6 year old girl named Emma, was so excited that she told her mom, “This is fun, can we come back tomorrow?”  Her mom had to explain that they would have to wait until next month!

Below is a brief synopsis of our Children’s Rosary Group at St. Mary of the Expectation in League City, TX:
-We initiated our 1st Children’s Rosary on the 2nd Saturday of October, 2016.
-We currently meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel.  (Mass is at 4:30 p.m.)

-We have a guitarist who joins us to play the “Ave Maria” in between mysteries and “The Children’s Rosary” song at the end.
-On average, we have about 10 children who attend; although we have around 20-plus children signed up.
-A reminder blurb is placed in the bulletin and an announcement made from the pulpit after Mass on the weekend before the Children’s Rosary.

-We put out our display in the narthex of the church the weekend before the Children’s Rosary
This includes:
a poster – made by the children;
prayer request box – which gets filled to capacity by parishioners requesting prayers,
sign-up sheet,
statue of Mary
fresh flowers  
-The children lead each decade of the Rosary.
-In between decades, a child will place a rose at the feet of Mary.
-After the Rosary, we meet in the school building for snacks and a different fun activity, which is planned for each month.

-Some of the activities have included:
Purchasing garden kneelers at the Dollar Store where each child personalized it with their name and drawing (this was to encourage them to kneel).
Making a large Rosary out of doughnuts and doughnut holes (they got to eat it afterwards!).

Making St. Juan Diego tilmas (We try to correlate our activity with the current calendar feast day or season).

Making stand-up picture frames out of popsicle sticks and pasting different pictures of Mary.
Color pictures for each of the 4 Mysteries of the Rosary.

An activity using colored water and dropping in fizz tablets indicating how Jesus & Mary get very excited when we pray.
May crowning – we prayed the rosary outside using the large Rosary stepping stones and crowned the statue of Mary.


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