The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady. It is a beautiful time of the year to honour Mary, our mother. Last saturday, Pope Francis led the faithful in the recitation of the Holy Rosary to inaugurate a “Marathon of Prayer”, to run throughout the whole of the month of May. Uniting with Pope Francis, the ‘Rosary Stronghold’, based in Walsingham, are hosting a National Day of Prayer for Schools and Young People on 24th May, the Feast of Mary.
During the day, each class will pray a decade of the Holy Rosary as part of their Class Collective Worship and we will be exploring the Joyful Mysteries throughout the week in school.
It would be lovely if you could share the prayers of the Holy Rosary in your family prayer time at home over the next few weeks and discuss the qualities of gentleness, kindness and love which make Mary such a wonderful role model for us all. If you have any Rosary beads at home, please do use this opportunity to look at them together as you say the prayers.
The prayers within the Holy Rosary are ‘Traditional Prayers’ which your child will be familiar with already as they are part of our prayer life in school.
The ‘Sign of the Cross’
The ‘Our Father’
The ‘Hail Mary’
The ‘Glory Be’
For more information about the work of the ‘Rosary Stronghold Mission’, please click the following link: https://www.walsingham.org.uk/2021/04/26/may-2021-rosary-mission/