St. Sylvester students watch as their rosary balloons float away Friday, Oct. 13. The rosary balloons were part of the students’ recognition of Rosary Week and symbolized sending their prayers up to heaven.St. Sylvester students recite the rosary prayer as they take their rosary balloons out of the gym toward the hall before releasing them outside Friday, Oct. 13.

Sending their prayers to heaven

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,” repeated the St. Sylvester students Friday, Oct. 13 while they stood in a circle in the school’s gym.

“Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus,” they continued led by school staff.

The students in the circle each held their rosary and held onto a larger version of the rosary made of balloons. “St. Sylvester Central Catholic” and the date, “Oct. 13, 2017” was written on each balloon.

“Holy Mary, mother of God,”

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