“Children, you are blessed to be living in Uganda because you are descendants of the holy Martyrs of Uganda..."
The Superior of the Holy Cross Fathers, Fr Patrick Neary has asked children to love the Blessed Virgin Mary and to seek her intercession when they get a need. He also encouraged them to pray the Rosary.
"Children, you are blessed to be living in Uganda because you are descendants of the holy Martyrs of Uganda. The Martyrs loved Mary and always prayed the Rosary. Therefore, you should also love Mary. In good and bad times, just pray the Rosary and Mary will plead for you before God."
Nearly was addressing children during the annual children's Rosary Rally, which was organized by the Holy Cross Family Ministries at St Peter's Catholic Church, Nsambya.
The function started with march-past around Nsambya parish. The Marian march was followed by mass celebrated by Fr Dennis Lule, the Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries for Jinja region. Fr Leonard Olobo, the Ministry's Director for East Africa also attended the function.
After mass, the children presented musical items themed about the Blessed Virgin Mary. They also recited the Rosary, which was broadcasted live in the US.
The schools that attended the Rosary Rally include Mother Kevin Memorial PS Nsambya, St Joseph's Girls PS Nsambya, St Henry's PS, Muyenga, St Paul's PS, Nsambya, Hillside Junior School, Kisugu, Railway PS, Nsambya, St Joseph's PS, Kirinnya, St Peter's PS, Nsambya and St Cecilia and Paul Learning Centre, Namuwongo.
Other schools in attendance were Holy Family Nursery and Primary School, Kawempe, Triple P Primary School, Mukono, St John Baptist PS, Kisugu St Theresa Juniour School, Kibiri, Sacred Heart PS, Jinja Karoli and St Kizito PS, Bugoloobi.