The Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) would like to invite your parish members to take part in the prayer initiative: ‘Praying the Rosary Together as a Family.’ Praying the Rosary is the 2021 focus of the SDCCW Spirituality Commission. It is based on the movie PRAY: The Story of Fr. Patrick Peyton, a movie about an Irish Catholic seeking his fortune in America. Fr. Peyton coined the phrase, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.”
Blessed St. Mother Teresa also was an advocate of family prayer. In the book, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, by Leo Maasburg, St. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: “The family is a special instrument in God’s hands, for it is chiefly through the family that God wants to tell us that we are created for greater things: to love and to be loved. As our families are, so will our relations with our neighbors be, and so will our towns and our whole country appear. If the family becomes a place of love and peace and holiness, then our nations and our world too will live in love, in peace and in unity with God and with each other.”
‘Praying the Rosary Together as a Family’
is a great way to teach your children how to pray / each mystery of the Rosary teaches about the life of Jesus / is an easy way to connect with God / is an opportunity to spend quality time with God / prayer intentions can be personalized: pray for one another, grandparents, friends, neighbors, teachers, or classmates / praying is a way to invite God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit into your home.
Families have a special bond that can grow stronger, face challenges and difficulties, and persevere through prayer. Thank you for your consideration in taking part in this prayer initiative. If you participate, have questions or need Rosaries, please contact Jane Schiszik, 715-748-5240.