Learn the Rosary for Children

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Children love stickers! They love making their parents proud! During the years of praying with my daughter at bedtime, we made lots of sticker art to represent the prayers we said together.

I turned this idea into a set of classroom posters and two interactive Learn the Rosary books and activities:  Prayer Booklet with Activity Page Kit and My Rosary Journal Workbook.  These activities help children learn and pray the Holy Rosary with custom designed stickers that match the prayers.

Image © 2016 Bernadette Harmon

Until recently, I had been printing the booklets and stickers at home for family and friends.  In late 2016, I was able to borrow money to invest in commercial printing with a goal of sharing these prayer activities with the rest of my faith community.

Your generous donations enable me to repay the borrowed $$ and offset additional costs I am incurring to get the word out about these prayer activities.

For every donation of $30 or more, I offer a copy of the Learn the Rosary Prayer Booklet with Activity Page Kit.  Let me know in the donation comment section if you would like a copy.

In today’s age of relativism, being firm in prayer and faith and fostering prayer within the family and in the faith community is more important than ever!  My hope is to help children begin at an early age to build a habit of daily prayer that will carry them into their adult years. 

I cannot thank you enough for reading my page, and for considering offering some support towards this effort.  If you are not able to contribute at this time, please keep me and this effort in your prayers as you are in mine!

I would be most grateful if you are able to help spread the word by sending this link to your frends, churches, and Catholic schools.

Blessings in Christ,
Bernadette

Illustration: Regina Opalka, Design: Bernadette Harmon
© 2011 Bernadette Harmon

 
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MAC Day 3, Saturday, Feb 17. It has been a busy three days! My friends and I kept very busy talking about the Rosary workbooks and the youth seminar on prayer. I hope this conference and the contacts we made helps move the Learn the Rosary activity workbooks one step closer to self-sustaining... so far to go, so much to do! #rosaryforkids #Pray_Every_Day https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/rosaryforkids
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Day 1 at the MAC (Mid-Atlantic Congress) conference for religious educators. The exhibit hall was only open from 2 until 5:30 but I am exhausted. Still, I never tire of engaging people in discussions on how to get our youth more involved in daily prayer! #Pray_Every_Day #rosaryforkids
Table 11 at MAC 2018
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I was going to write an update for the new year, but life happened. My mother, Regina Opalka, illustrator of the Learn the Rosary Sticker sets, has fought the battle of Stage IV Breast Cancer for 2 1/2 years. Her quality of life has been reasonable, even continuing to participate her parish music ministry as her energy permitted as recently as the week before Christmas 2017. But her body was not able to tolerate the latest chemo medication; her quality of life went downhill very quickly. She was admitted to home hospice care on Jan 4th; after one week we moved her to an in-patient hospice center. We are posting updates on caring bridge if you would like to follow us.

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/reginasjourney/journal

I was so excited to see what one Religious Ed coordinator shared about the Learn the Rosary materials on Mom's caring bridge page. I thought I would share it with you:

"Regina, Your beautiful drawings have inspired and lead so many children at Resurrection Catholic Church to prayer and communion with our Blessed Virgin Mary! Thank you for your gift! You have lead these children to Jesus through Mary by visual means that will last for generations to come! God bless you and your family as you prepare to enter into Jesus’ loving, eternal embrace."

Spread the word! And please keep our family in your prayers.
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One way that these Rosary materials can be used is to offer prayers for a loved one. The pictures attached here show how three groups of people offered the prayers of the Rosary for someone who was sick in their parish. Some signed the poster and others simply prayed and presented the pattern to the person after they prayed.

It's a lovely way to show how we can work together to pray for those we love. The prayer kits can be a paper version of the larger Classroom Poster Kit or the smaller 12" white poster used with the Prayer Booklet and Activity Page Kit (see pictures attached).

Others have done this exercise of offering prayers and sending the finished prayer pattern as a sort of palanca letter to encourage someone who is on retreat. Palanca (a term used with Cursillo retreats) is an act of intercessory prayer, sacrifice, or works of mercy. The palanca letter is a note to a person with the statement of intention or encouragement. Some also call these a spiritual bouquet.

Pray well! Spread the Word!
https://www.lampsaglow.com/learn-the-rosary-materials
Prayers for Melanie
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