Friday, October 7, 2011

Ideas for Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Oct 7)

This year's Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary also falls on the First Friday of October - a double reason to celebrate! I am SO excited for our monthly ROCKERs meeting later at the Medela House! We will be treated to an interactive multi-arts and storytelling/ sing and dance along session c/o our friends at My Masterpiece Movement. Yipeee! Praise GOD ;-)

The kids and I will be going to New Manila by taking the FX to the LRT station, then we'll go by LRT (Light Rail Transit, or train in other countries, hehe) to Gilmore St. and walk to Medela House (the Medela Moms Beng and Maricel are Catholic homeschoolers! Awesome!). I'm sure we'll have lots of learning experiences along the way! ;-)

Since it's the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we will also go to Mass at St. Pio Shrine (at least I am hoping we can!) and try to do one or two of the following activities (which you may want to do too, and don't forget to scroll down for some helpful videos):

- For TeacherMama: read and apply this article on "Exploring Mary and Motherhood"

- Do coloring of the Rosary / Mama Mary pages. The mom behind Family Feast and Feria has taken the time to scan coloring pages of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries here, and provides the link to the Luminous Mysteries too, which you can go to directly here. There is also a coloring page from Domestic Church here. You can also take a look at the one recommended by Catholic Mom here, Waltzing Matilda here. (Lightbulb moment! We can do this while praying the Rosary too! hehe).

- Do a Rosary worksheet, like the one from here.

- Make a Rosary craft (ideas from Domestic Church here and LOTS of Rosary-related crafts from Catholic Icing here. I want to look for pipe cleaners and beads so we can do the Easy Rosary Craft!)

- Pray the Rosary in a more creative manner. Here are some links to useful articles about teaching kids to pray the Rosary:

The importance of the praying the Rosary and teaching it to kids:

Practical tips on how to teach kids to pray the Rosary:
For larger groups of kids -
Tips from religion teachers -
Interactive online site for praying the Rosary with kids -

Other Rosary activities: (Lots of helpful links here!) -

FREE Download: Pocket Rosary Booklet

Videos on Praying the Rosary: (there are LOTS more on YouTube, just Google "praying the rosary")

If I had the patience, materials, ingredients and the time, I'd make edible rosaries like the ones suggested in the links below:


How about you dear reader? How will you be honoring Mama Mary today? Feel free to leave a comment below ;-)


Heart&soulMom said...

Thank you so much for all these tips and resources! :)I will share them with my friends too.

Allison@TotusTuus said...


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