St. Anne’s, my parish, celebrated October as the month of the Holy Rosary with our second annual Solemn Recitation of the Holy Rosary with Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament this past Wednesday.
We asked all our second graders and eight graders to sit as a group as they are preparing for Sacraments this year, but all ccd kids and parents we encouraged to attend. Our middle school kids meet on Wednesday nights.
The entire parish was encouraged to attend and I would say with kids and adults roughly 400 were there, more or less.
I gave a brief homily directed to the second and eighth graders and ask rhetorically, “how great is it to be a Catholic with all our Catholic traditions like rosary beads and the Holy Rosary and our wonderful blessed mother who loves us more than our own mothers (our second graders had processed in with a flower which they placed next to our Blessed Mother’s statue) and who gave us Jesus who is with us now under the form of Bread on this altar in the monstrance and we will shortly be blessed by Our Eucharistic Lord”?