The Irish National Day of Prayer for Children 2010 takes place this Friday, 8 October. The celebration encourages Irish children to strengthen their spiritual bond with children just like them but who live in mission countries.
First launched in 2007, school involvement with the day has grown year on year. The celebration, which is warmly supported by the Bishops of Ireland, teaches children the value of prayer during Mission Month with child friendly resources.
Resources available to assist schools in the celebration include a special Mass and Prayer Service.
There is also Children's Mission Rosary Beads, Mission Rosary Candles, a little prayer book for children called 'Prayers In My Pocket', an Information Poster for schools/parish notice board and a Teacher's Mission Rosary Kit with Activity Sheet for children.