Nov 242010

Students release a balloon rosary into the air in October, the month of the rosary.

October is known as the month of the Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7.

During October, Lourdes Catholic School students took time each week to pray the holy rosary as a school. During the first week, the rosary was led by staff and focused on the sorrowful mysteries. During the second week, the fourth- and fifth-graders led the school in the luminous mysteries. The third week, the joyous mysteries were led by the sixth- and seventh-graders, with a poster depicting each of these mysteries.

Lourdes concluded its month-long celebration of the rosary by praying the glorious mysteries. The final rosary prayer service was led by the eighth-graders with a special living rosary. Each individual eighth-grader recited part of the rosary while holding onto a large rosary made entirely of balloons. At the end of the rosary, the balloons were released into the air and they rose, symbolizing the rising of Lourdes’ prayerful intercessions to Mary, the queen of heaven and earth.

The entire month of the rosary was a unifying experience for Lourdes Catholic School as school community members shared in the power of prayer. It is amazing to see, hear and be a part of more than 250 students and staff gathered in prayer to honor our Blessed Mother.

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