We gathered for our last January meeting ready to bead!
We chose the virtue of Hope for this meeting.
Our goal was for every Rose Bud to complete a rosary that could then be sent to our area FOCUS group. FOCUS then distributes them to missions, spreading God's hope to all.
We had some special visitors to help us get the job done! With 27 girls, many under 7, we needed all the hands we could get. But, really, the girls did a fantastic job following directions and keeping up, so it proved to be a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
We began this meeting with our usual coloring pages until all the Buds arrived. This week we colored an image of a rosary. It didn't take the gals long to color it, so as a challenge, they were asked to write the Hail Mary on the back.
Although it became very distracting to have Mrs. A setting up the snack just a couple of tables away!
Isn't it beautiful!
But before we could indulge, we had work to do. And luckily for us we had a resident expert! Mr. R was there to lead the way, instructing us on the pattern of the beads and how & when to tie. We also had several lovely ladies from our parish Altar & Rosary Society to help out too.
Mr. R explained to the Buds that once a rosary is completed, it should be prayed for the intention of the person that will receive it. So the girls got busy on the rosary that they will later pray and send along.
All these beads?
Almost done with the first decade!
Mine looks like hers...must be right!
On to the second decade.
As the girls finished up, they gathered to sing songs with Mrs. S. Thanks Mrs. S. for stepping in without notice!!
And then the time came at last! The girls were thrilled when they finally were able to dig into that cupcake rosary. The only problem...
Which one to choose?
And so all the girls were off, another meeting complete. At our next meeting we will take some time to pray our newly made rosaries for all those who will receive them...that they will be filled with the Hope of the promises of Christ.
Keep planting seeds...