“Mary is exactly what God wants us to be, what he wants his Church to be: a Mother who is tender and lowly, poor in material goods and rich in love, free of sin and united to Jesus, keeping God in our hearts and our neighbour in our lives.”
In St Patrick’s we are reflecting on Mary’s life and remembering the way she followed God’s plan for her. To help us to celebrate our Year of Mary we would like to invite you to share our “Mary bag”. On the night you have the bag in your home please use the Rosary beads to say a decade of the Rosary and the following morning pack away the Mary Bag and return it to school for the next family to take home. In school we have been saying the Rosary on Wednesday lunchtimes. We choose a different intention each week for which to pray.
A simple way to say the Rosary is to say One Our Father, Ten Hail Marys and One Glory Be.
Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.