The month of October is dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Catholics are encouraged to pray the Rosary together as a family. The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966) developed the World Mission Rosary. Each of the five decades is a different color to represent areas of the world where the church continues her evangelizing mission. The MCA World Mission Rosary comes with a booklet that explains the colors of this Rosary, and offers age-appropriate mission reflections for the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries.
Saint Patrick Religious Education participates in the Missionary Childhood Association of the Archdiocese of Boston. This year all Grade 3 students will receive a World Mission Rosary from MCA at our Rosary Workshop on January 14, 2014.
The Missionary Childhood Association has a wonderful website for children to explore and learn more about the missions. Visit them at: http://www.hcakids.org/