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Margaree Children’s CD Debut

To pray with the children of the Margarees in the comfort of your home or car you may:

1. Purchase a CD after mass at any of our three churches: $15.

2. Come during office hours on Thursdays: $15.

3. Send $20 cheque to: St. Michael's Parish

1181 East Margaree Road

Margaree, NS

B0E 1Y0

Cost $15., plus $5 shipping per CD

4. Read Religious Education Coordinator's article on the CD:

 

We, in the Margaree Family of Catholic Churches, are excited about the debut of a CD entitled “A Compendium of Catholic Prayers” by the children of the Margarees.

Speaking about God in today's world has its challenges.  People are very busy and often traditional formats no longer connect with people.  After a brief survey, we decided to try something new, hence the novel idea of a prayer CD with the goal of having our children learn some of the basic prayers of their faith.

Prayer is not a performance, but a conversation with God.  There are many ways to pray, but formal (recited) prayers help kick start that dialogue with God.  There are also public prayers and private prayers, and both kinds are on this CD.  Public prayers such as the Mass and the Breviary are official prayers of the Church's liturgy while examples of private prayers are: the Rosary, prayers for the sick, unemployed, veterans, pets and prayers for good weather.  What is unique about this CD is that it includes over seventy prayers by our youth and four musical pieces by our youth choir and choir directors.

To pray with the CD, simply put it in your CD player and enter in.  All these prayers were prayed in the recording studio, so when you listen to this CD, you can truly pray with the children of Margaree. This is a special CD since the prayer of a child is very powerful.  Children are made in God’s image, and when we pray with this CD, this goodness is felt in our hearts.

While the goal is to learn our prayers, an added benefit is that all proceeds will go towards purchasing the new faith program Finding God that all parishes in the Antigonish Diocese will begin in 2015.  The cost of the CD is $15. Inspired by Fr. Moses Coady and Fr. Jimmy Tompkins and the Cooperative Movement, our parishes believe in supporting local businesses. The CD was 100% locally produced. The cover of the CD was prepared by a local teacher Bruce Miller who used a picture he took of the Margaree River for the front and praying hands for the back.  The CD was recorded at Studio Adrien Aucoin in Cheticamp and of course, over thirty of our beautiful children recited the prayers.

If people would like to pray with the children of Margaree in the comfort of their home or car, then come to St. Michael's Hall in East Margaree this Friday evening, June 27th at 6:30 p.m.
The children have been practising signing their autographs, so come and get a signed CD, and hear a preview of selected tracks.

Everyone is welcome.  For those who can't make it Friday, CD's will be available at each of the three Margaree churches on the weekends, at the parish office during office hours on Thursdays, or visit our website at www.mfocc.ca and click on the image of the CD.

It has been a pleasure for me as Director of Religious Education to work with the children in preparing this gift, and it is our hope that many will experience God’s graces praying with the children.

Cecile Miller

 

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