Regular prayer is an important part of the day for students in Catholic schools.
Around the Diocese, there are wonderful traditions surrounding praying the rosary.
Many elementary schools host a living rosary, where students representing each rosary bead stand in the formation of a rosary. Often holding a lit candle, the students take turns leading each prayer.
In Catholic elementary schools, older students often mentor younger ones. At St. Ignatius School in Sinking Spring, for example, students pray the rosary on Wednesdays. Older students model how to pray the rosary for their younger prayer buddies.
Recognizing that all good things begin with prayer, St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield began their recent walk-a-thon with a walking rosary. Eighth grade altar servers led the walking rosary, beginning at the Kindergarten classrooms, and they were joined by each grade as they walked through the hallways. When the walking rosary was complete, students were ready to begin their walk-a-thon.
At St. Peter School in Reading, Sister Anna Musi, principal, prays the rosary with each class during the month of October in front of the school prayer table.
For information on the Catholic rosary tradition, and for a guide on how to pray the rosary, visit this web page prepared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org/how-to-pray-the-rosary.
In the photo above: At St. Peter School in Reading, Sister Anna Musi, principal, prays the rosary with one of the classes.