December 1, 2023 | Local News, Your Stories
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Paducah Faith Formation prays their annual Living Rosary on Oct. 25, 2023 in the gym of St. Mary Elementary School in Paducah. This year, Paducah Faith Formation has 133 students. COURTESY OF LOUIS YOPP

Paducah Faith Formation students pray for peace during annual Living Rosary


Paducah Faith Formation held their annual Living Rosary during the month of October. Selected students, catechists and board members helped lead in the prayers and reflections. Students from second grade through high school each represented a bead by holding an illuminated candle. The Apostles’ Creed as well as the Our Father beads were represented by colored lights while the Hail Mary beads were white. As the Mysteries of the Rosary and each prayer were recited, participants were encouraged to pray for peace as well as to reflect on how to faithfully live out their Catholic faith in emulation of Mary through love of God, prayer and humility, obedience to the Father’s will, and service to others.

Ging Smith is the director of Paducah Faith Formation and can be reached at [email protected].

Originally printed in the December 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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