Bring Mary to Kids Program

The Association launched a new program called “Bring Mary to Kids.” The program’s goal is to rekindle an appreciation of devotion to Mary and encourage young children, and their families, to pray the rosary. Our initial focus is to work with second graders in Catholic schools. As they prepare to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, our hope is that they’ll learn to come to him through Mary. All students participating in the program are given a packet with a Miraculous Medal, a rosary, and an activity book teaching about Mary and the rosary. This packet is theirs to take home and share with their family. The second grade classrooms participating in the program will receive a Pilgrim Rosary kit containing a statue of our Blessed Mother, a rosary, and information on how to pray the rosary. The program calls for each child to keep the kit at home for one week. The family is encouraged to pray the rosary together. The kit is returned at the end of the week so another student may bring it home.

Second graders who have already participated in the program have been enthusiastic about including Mary in their everyday activities. Some inspiring responses include:

  • “I took the Blessed Mother statue with me to soccer practice so she would watch over me.”
  • “I placed the Blessed Mother statue on our dinner table to include her with our family meal.”
  • “Each night before going to bed, I placed the Blessed Mother statue on my night table so she would watch over me as I slept.”
  • “I took the Blessed Mother statue with me while four-wheeling so she would keep me safe.”

There have also been some humorous responses. A second grade girl from Connecticut said that Mary got dizzy on the car ride home. Perhaps this was a comment on her mother’s driving! As you can see, these young children are not only building a relationship with our Blessed Mother, they are learning the importance of trusting in her intercession with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our goal is to bring this program to interested schools across the nation.

     
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