One day the Rosary will fully be a liturgical prayer. We pray it during Adoration.
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Amen! It’s always a good time for a Rosary.
When I taught First Sacraments Prep CCD back in the day, I usually ignored the (largely worthless) textbook and taught the children the Rosary. We would focus on one Mystery a week for 20 weeks, along with some nuts-and-bolts practical stuff like Mass parts and behavior in Church. Seemed to work out well, as my students were consistently able to answer the pastor’s questions about WHY Penance and Eucharist were important!
That’s really good to hear, Meshugunah. The way you went about it means that the children you taught actually received sound instruction in the faith at a level that nourished their innate desire to know and love God as only such innocent young hearts can. My approach was similar and the children responded well but fellow catechists didn’t; they preferred the modern watered-down lessons, stating children couldn’t understand anything more but that isn’t so as you would know. I found all 20 Mysteries of the Rosary a wonderful foundation, for example, the 5th Luminous and 5th Sorrowful Mysteries presented side-by-side (The Last Supper and Crucifixion) when explaining the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary also made sense to children when taught with the 1st and 4th Joyful (The Annunciation and Presentation – words to Our Lady) and 5th Sorrowful Mysteries, along with the Miraculous Medal as an aid for further extension (Genesis 3:15 etc) with older children; also the 1st to 3rd Joyful Mysteries (the Annunciation to the Nativity) when explaining the Hypostatic Union / God becoming man. My “colleagues” didn’t like my approach, favouring the abundant watered-down diocesan resources and made complaints accordingly to parish and diocesan authorities, and I was ultimately informed that my certification as a catechist would be revoked. I hope you lasted longer in your role as a diocesan catechist.
Should add – each child was given a Rosary on the first day of class…
Fr. Patrick Payne long ago asked Pope Paul VI to raise it to that level
Our Fourth First Saturday coming up, Aussie Mum. I’m supposed to leave on a trip this Friday, but I’m going to delay my departure until after Saturday morning Mass. Thanks be to God.
I’m looking forward to our Fourth First Saturday, thank you 007. 🙂
One of my wonts is to revisit this site to reread all the comments in hopes of finding a new one amongst them*. Today, my comment of “it’s always a good time for a Rosary” reminded me to start today’s Rosary. Ha! Come to think of it, I do have a printed Angelus on my door to remind me to say that prayer as well!
* Yes, of course I know about the “recent comments” sidebar, but like Father, I am entrenched in my ways – just like many of my own friends.
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