Floating rosary honors Mary; the month of the rosary
SAN ANTONIO • Rolling Hills Catholic School held its annual Living Rosary in honor of Our Lady and the Month of the Rosary Oct. 5.
Rolling Hills Catholic School students, faculty and the Catholic Community gather together in prayer while presenting a floating rosary.
For more than 12 years, RHCS has taken special care to teach the students the history and the importance of this simple and humble prayer and to celebrate a Living Rosary with their community. The word rosary means “Crown of Roses,” and Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary, they are giving her a beautiful rose. Each complete rosary makes Mary a crown of roses. The holy rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. In praying the rosary, we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow, of light and the glory of Jesus and Mary.
This year, 225 students, along with their teachers, parents and members of our Catholic community gathered on the soccer field at RHCS to present a Floating Rosary and join together in prayer. The rosary was made out of individual helium balloons each measuring 16” round. The red and blue balloons, representing Rolling Hills’s school colors, each signified a “rosary bead.” Students from PK3-8th grade recited the rosary, the choir from 4th and 5th grades sang beautiful songs of devotion to Mary and 7th grade reenacted the Sorrowful Mysteries. After praying the rosary together, the children released both their prayers and their Living Rosary to heaven.
Rolling Hills Catholic School continues to be blessed with the support of a faith filled community. Special appreciation goes to Martha Trevino and Gladys Rodriguez, Living Rosary coordinators and to Ken DeLeon, choir director.