The passing of a loved one is never easy, but it can be an opportunity to honor their memory and celebrate their life. When Mary Jo Wagaman, a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, passed away, her grandchildren wanted to commemorate her life in a special way. They decided to honor her deep devotion to her faith by gifting the First Communicants of St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a gift package consisting of a rosary, rosary prayer pamphlets, and first comm
union prayer cards.
Mary Jo Wagaman was known for her many talents and contributions to her parish. She taught CCD classes, cooked for funeral dinners, and more. One of her favorite things to do was praying the rosary. She would lead the rosary before mass every weekend and prayed it around 10 times a day in her later years. She called the rosary her life line and found joy in honoring Mary, the Mother of God, and growing closer to God through this devotion.
““She called the rosary her life line and found joy in honoring Mary, the Mother of God, and growing closer to God through this devotion.”
There are many ways to incorporate prayer cards into your daily prayer life. You may want to keep a few cards in your pocket or purse so that you can pull them out and pray with them during quiet moments throughout the day.
The grandchildren of Mary Jo Wagaman wanted to share this joy and love of the rosary with the First Communicants. They wrote a heartfelt letter to them, congratulating them on their special day and sharing the story of their grandmother's devotion to the rosary. They hoped that the excitement and wonder of the First Holy Communion day would stay with them every time they received the Eucharist.
The gift package included a beautiful rosary, rosary prayer pamphlets, and first communion prayer cards. These items are not only practical keepsakes for the First Communicants, but also a reminder of Mary Jo Wagaman's legacy and devotion to her faith.
The Memorare Prayer
Mary Jo Wagaman's daily prayer, The Memorare Prayer, is a beautiful petition to Mary that can be prayed at any time, especially during times of difficulty or distress. It is a reminder of the peace and joy that come with being a committed follower of Jesus.
The gift of the rosary for First Communicants in honor of Mary Jo Wagaman's life and faith is a touching and meaningful way to honor a loved one's memory. It is a reminder of the importance of devotion to our faith and the comfort and joy that can come from prayer.