Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Rosary Potluck

The Holy Rosary.  

The prayers which it is made up of are a review of what our Lord did and suffered for us.

In these prayers, (all scriptural based),  we find ourselves drawn to practicing the virtues necessary for obtaining eternal happiness.


 (Stan's rosary)

The reflection of the examples Jesus and Mary encountered, encourages us to imitate them even in our trials.

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The entire month of October, especially the first Sunday, is devoted to honor the mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious) of the Holy Rosary.

Where tonight is only September 30, about 1/3 of our homeschool families were able to gather for an evening of awesome prayer, witness of faith, abundant grace, followed by delicious food and fun :)

A wonderful way to wake up to October tomorrow morning...the month that is dedicated to the Holy Rosary!!

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There were 60 of us there tonight.  One family hosted and the father lead the rosary.  It was so powerful to see children as little as Clementine being part of the devotion.   (Clementine has a baby rosary which she loves to chew on in Mass :)

Afterward, we sent the kids (age: infant to High School ) out to play.  The rain had stopped and the sun was shining brightly.

The parents actually jumped in line before the kids came in and ate first....as one dad said..."just like on an airplane when they ask the parent to put their own air mask on first!"

We were all asked to bring a casserole of some kind and a dessert to share.

I brought my Shredded Turkey Breast sandwiches and Scotch-A-Roos.  These two are SO easy to make and you can roast the turkey breast the day before!


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My kids were thrilled beyond thrilled on the drive home this evening.

Ester said, "That was the best potluck ever....and the first!"

I am filled with so much peace and joy right now.  I realize just how blessed my family is to be part of, to be so close to such an amazing group of Catholic families!

We are all so blessed to have the Holy Rosary, "the remedy to all evils, the root of all our blessings."  ~ Pope Leo XIII

P.S.  Make sure you stop over at www.catholicbloggersnetwork.com throughout the month of October.  I'm sure you will find some great arts & craft projects on the Holy Rosary, homeschool posts, readings & reflections, Catechism & Apologetics to name a few...

~  Patty  ~


9 comments:

  1. What a wonderfyl way to start the month of the Holy Rosary, Patty. The rosary has always held such a special place in my heart. I remember as a child feeling so happy and at peace crammed into the back seat of our car on our way to vacation, praying the rosary with my family. We always prayed for a safe trip. That is a memory I have passed on to my own children, and we continue to do today.

    Peyton just finished a project for school last evening. She chose to do her research on Our Lady of Fatima. She did a wonderful job. She is also excited to present it in class, because her own rosary is one I gave her. It was the one I prayed all through college, and is very special to her. My parents brought it home for me from their trip to Fatima. : )

    Thanks for the links too! Happy Monday!

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to spend time with other Catholic families and pray together? What a blessing it is. And, what a treasure load of beautiful prayers, traditions, feasts, etc. our Catholic faith holds. Love it!
    Happy month of the Holy Rosary!

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  3. You are so blessed to have those Catholic families to spend time together with in prayer! So beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful October, Patty! :)

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  4. Thank you Patty for sharing your post at Familia Catolica!!! What a blessing to have such a wonderful homeschool group!

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  5. This sounds like such a beautiful and fruitful experience! So happy to hear you and those precious children were blessed:) Happy feast of St. Therese!

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  6. Sounds like a great night and you are truly blessed to have such a support system. Happy Feast of Saint Therese :)

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  7. Hi Patty! Thanks so much for providing the link. I can't wait to check out the different arts/craft activities to do for the holy Rosary! Thank you. Now, I'm off to click on your recipe links!

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  8. What a wonderful idea to have a potluck to kick off the month! It sounds like a lovely time filled with friends, family, and food.

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