Article by Phoenix writer Michelle Paszek ’24:
On Thursday, October 6th, the Kellenberg family came together to pray the rosary at the annual Rosary Prayer Service. This prayer service is held in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, otherwise known as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast day occurs on the 7th of October, which is also known as the Month of the Rosary.
During Homeroom, each student received a prayer booklet as well as a rosary for the assembly. Juniors and Latin School students made their way down to the auditorium for the service, while the Freshmen, Sophomore, and Senior divisions were able to follow along on the live stream.
“Being able to participate in the service was truly an honor. Reciting part of the rosary to my fellow classmates and teachers was truly an experience that not only helps one connect with the school but also helps with public speaking. I hope I get an experience like that again!” started Junior Elena Brutus.
The Gregorian Consortium provided music for the prayer service, with songs such as “Hail Holy Queen” and “At the Cross.”
Francesca Papetti, a Junior member of the Consortium, said, “Starting off our year in veneration of Mary brings a sense of unity to the school, especially in this month of the rosary.”
Father Daniel Griffin, S.M., ended the assembly with the challenge to pray the rosary, starting off with a decade, before bed this month.
The students then enjoyed a snack of cookies and juice, which was provided by Kellenberg.
Kellenberg is a Marianist-run school and therefore follows the motto, “To Jesus, through Mary.” The Rosary Prayer Service exemplified this by bringing the Kellenberg family together to begin a new school year in a closer relationship with Jesus, through Mary.