Rosary Bowl Gathers a Community Praying for Peace

Sacred Heart Catholic School students recently joined other students from area Catholic schools to participate in the Rosary Bowl at Father Lopez Catholic High School on Oct. 7.

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The Rosary Bowl is a rosary celebration for world peace. It is an invitation for the community to join in public prayer for the needs of all families, for our communities, for our nation and for the whole world. The Rosary Bowl has become an annual event at Father Lopez during the month of October. October is traditionally observed as “The Rosary” month and “Respect Life” month.

The celebration started with a beautiful song and continued with guest speaker, Justin Fatica, youth musician from Sts. Michael & Peter, Syracuse, New York. A passionate speaker with a powerful message, Fatica inspired many that evening with his talk of the Mother Mary and how she has touched lives through our belief in her son, Jesus Christ. Best known for his work with the youth, Fatica now brings his message to schools and leaders across the globe.

The final and most beautiful portion of the Rosary Bowl is the presentation of the Living Rosary conducted by the Catholic School student representatives. Each student wore a different colored t-shirt and held on to a rope as the rosary is formed and prayers are recited. This tradition and presentation of the living rosary has become important in the lives of Catholics around the world. Rosaries are not just decorations. Battles have been won because people prayed the rosary! Hearts are converted, and impossible intentions are also answered. By praying the rosary, our lives can only be blessed even more.

Article written by Matthew, 7th grade student, Sacred Heart Catholic School, New Smyrna Beach