Last week we celebrated Catholic Education Week with a variety of activities including a beautiful living rosary in which our students represented the beads of the rosary as the whole school prayed together. The rosary is a powerful way to ask Mary to intercede for us with her son, Jesus. Why not consider praying a Family Rosary? The Family Rosary is usually prayed out loud after dinner or before going to bed. Family members can take turns "leading" the decades with one person praying the beginning of the prayers, and all others praying the endings. Some families announce intentions before they begin the Rosary; others take turns announcing special intentions before the beginning of each decade. Many families add favorite prayers at the end of the Rosary, or ask favorite saints and angels to pray for them.