NORTH EASTON, — The Museum of Family Prayer, dedicated to the work of Venerable Patrick Peyton to help families pray together, announced the 2021 October Rosary Festival, on Friday, October 8, at 6 p.m., at the Museum of Family Prayer at The Father Peyton Center, 518 Washington Street, in North Easton.

The October Rosary Festival will be a celebration of faith and family as Holy Cross priests lead attendees in the praying of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary Festival will take place outdoors at the Museum of Family Prayer, in accordance with recommended safety precautions.

“Fall in New England brings up beautiful memories of crisp, sunny days and outdoor experiences,” said Father James Phalan, C.S.C., director of Family Rosary. “We are thrilled to welcome another wonderful season by celebrating the beginning of a new Catholic autumn event. It is our sincere hope that the whole family can attend and enjoy this Rosary Festival together. We encourage families to gather early, receive a Rosary and candle, and enjoy a new fall family tradition.”

The October Rosary Festival features a candlelight procession, and children will be given flower pedals to spread over the processing Statue of Our Lady. Rosary prayer will include custom reflections from the ministry’s global campaign honoring St. Joseph, the protector and guardian of Mary and Jesus. The event will conclude with cider and donuts for families and all guests.

“With October being Rosary Month, we want to give thanks to God and mark the occasion of this truly special month, for love of Our Lady. It is a calling for us now, to carry on the Rosary for future generations, at a time when we renew our appreciation of the Rosary and our commitment to pray it regularly,” said Father Phalan. “As families grow closer to Jesus, with Mary, through her prayer — everyday miracles will occur and families will grow stronger and more unified, and see in new ways the power of God’s love.”

Throughout the entire month of October, the ministry celebrates the Rosary with a “Go To Joseph” global family prayer campaign. With 27 ministry centers around the world, families will participate in the campaign and experience the Rosary through the eyes of St. Joseph.  For complete prayer materials that update weekly, families can go to and participate.  All prayer efforts of the global ministry are developed to help families pray together to live out the founder Venerable Patrick Peyton’s vision that “The family that prays together stays together.”

The Museum of Family prayer invites local families and all visitors to participate in this unique Fall prayer event on October 8, with a Candlelight Procession, the Rosary Prayer, and refreshments. 

The October Rosary Festival 2021 is brought to you by The Museum of Family Prayer, which offers a unique, interactive environment and utilizes digital media to help families pray together. Families and visitors are treated to a new, different, fun, faith-filled experiences. The Museum is a member ministry of Holy Cross Family Ministries (HCFM), a family of Catholic ministries that inspires, promotes, and fosters the prayer life and Spiritual well-being of families throughout the world.

“The family that prays together stays together.” — Venerable Patrick Peyton