TorontoRosary-CROP-Bruce-StudentTCDSB Director of Education Bruce Rodrigues with students for Rosary Day

The Toronto Catholic District School Board declared the first Friday in October as Rosary Day, and asked all schools to engage their students in saying the rosary on that day. This year, Rosary Day fell on Friday, October 5th.

“It is fitting that our first Rosary Day is taking place during our Year of Faith,” says TCDSB Chair Ann Andrachuk. “The Rosary is a prayerful reflection on the life of Jesus, and is the most popular of all the Marian devotions. As a Catholic community we often come together in prayer to reflect, to celebrate and to mourn.”

“On Rosary Day, we invite our staff to engage our students in discovering, or rediscovering, the mysteries of the Rosary,” says Director of Education Bruce Rodrigues. He adds that the Religion and Family Life Department are providing resources to schools to support them in teaching students about the rosary. These resources are posted on the TCDSB website at

Toronto-CROPRosary-GroupshotAmong the many school events was a rosary making session at St. Benedict Catholic School in Etobicoke on October 4th. TCDSB Director of Education Bruce Rodrigues visited the school and helped the students make their rosaries in preparation for Rosary Day.

Father Michael Pace, Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, also visited the school and spoke to the students about the significance of the rosary.