Students of St. Aloysius School in Pottstown, Montgomery County, held a special “Living Rosary” on Thursday, Feb. 4 in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, which ends Feb. 6. The school’s 247 students from pre-K through eighth grade participated in the devotion. Students in grades five through eight formed the decades of a rosary by holding a lit candle to represent each prayer. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Natalie Bacallao

Natalie Bacallao

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Seventh grader Alex Lohr holds the crucifix for the living rosary prayed by Saint Aloysius School for Catholic Schools Week.

Seventh grader Alex Lohr holds the crucifix for the living rosary prayed by St. Aloysius School for Catholic Schools Week.

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Eighth grader Cecelia Erndwein prays the rosary along with fellow students of Saint Aloysius School in Pottstown.

Eighth grader Cecelia Erndwein prays the rosary along with fellow students of St. Aloysius School in Pottstown.

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Pre-K students through 4th grade pray in their pews as upperclassmen line the church as a human rosary.

Pre-K students through fourth grade pray in their pews as upperclassmen line the church forming a human rosary.

Father Joseph Maloney, pastor, prays along with students of Saint Aloysius School.

Father Joseph Maloney, St. Aloysius’ pastor, prays along with students of the parish school.

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Sixth grader Andrew Devinui prays the rosary along with fellow students.

Sixth grader Andrew Deviney prays the rosary along with fellow students.