Once again, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) invites all those involved in pastoral work with children to participate in this year’s international prayer movement, “One Million Children Pray the Rosary”.

"For the last few years, on October 18, we have invited children of the world to pray for peace,” explains Marie-Claude Lalonde, Director of the international organization's Canadian office. "We are very happy to have taken over the initiative launched in Venezuela. Some children who desired world peace spontaneously got together to pray the Rosary, but they quickly wanted for other kids to participate. And here we are, 12 years later."

Many of the ACN's national offices offer original material designed to facilitate the organization of this activity. She says, "By contacting us, the people in charge will be able to receive the necessary information and material to organize the event. I know that, this year, October 18 falls on a weekday and that it can be more difficult to gather children together on that day. Thus, you can organize this time of prayer on the days preceding or following that date." In the Catholic Church, the month of October is specifically dedicated to praying the Rosary.  

For more information about the organization of this event in your parish or pastoral youth group or Sunday School group, please contact Annie Desrosiers at (514) 932-0552, ext. 224. You will also find information and a downloadable link at the following address:

In addition, we invite you to share this activity on your social media!

This activity is specifically geared towards children ages 5 to 12, but all are welcome to participate.