May and October are the months when Catholics try to pray more often to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of Jesus. This year, October is very special as the church celebrates the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.

A hundred years ago, in 1917, Our Lady appeared to three peasant children in Fatima. Just as Mary asked those three children to say the Rosary, we are inviting our children at St. Joseph’s to join us in praying one decade of the Rosary. We have a class set of Rosary Beads, which will be passed around the school each day. So each class will have the opportunity to pray one decade of the Rosary.

This is part of a Worldwide Rosary Challenge to have as many children as possible praying the Rosary every day in October, just as the children of Fatima did a hundred years ago. We will begin praying the Rosary this week.

Our Lady of Fatima

Pray for us.

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