Helpful Resources

HOW TO PROMOTE THE ROSARY RELAY

AT YOUR LOCAL SHRINE

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  1. Place a notice in your Parish newsletter.
  2. Use the promotional material supplied by Worldpriest to assist you in your planning.
  3. Place a banner advertisement on you Diocesan or Parish website.
  4. Text all your friends about the Rosary Relay.
  5. Email all your contacts with the good news and invite them to participate.
  6. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube and share all posts .
  7. Place an advertisement notice in your Diocesan newspaper.
  8. Send a copy of the news release to your local newspapers.
  9. Download the promotional material and circulate where appropriate.
  10. Produce a short TV promo reflecting your particular location with a call to pray on Global Rosary Relay Day.
  11. A series of PSA’s is also a very good idea for local radio networks would broadcast same calling all to pray on Global Rosary Day.

Any questions just email info.worldpriest@gmail.com

Reflection from Saint John Paul on the Rosary

“Today … I am handing you the Rosary beads. Through prayer and meditation on the mysteries, Mary leads you safely towards her Son! Do not be ashamed to recite the Rosary alone, while you walk along the streets to school, to the university or to work, or as you commute by public transport. Adopt the habit of reciting it among yourselves, in your groups, movements and associations. Do not hesitate to suggest that it be recited at home … because it rekindles and strengthens the bonds between family members. This prayer will help you to be strong in your faith, constant in charity, joyful and persevering in hope.”
Pope John Paul II, 8 March 2003

23 JUNE 2017

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL GLOBAL ROSARY RELAY

FOR PRIESTS

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Bishops, as a matter of courtesy, need to be informed when a Global Rosary Relay Participating Shrine is located in their Diocese so that all may be aware and encourage all priests to participate.

Priests, invite your parishioners to either gather at the local -named participating shrine. If unable to attend encourage your parishioners to join in from where they are located as the world gathers in prayer for all priests on Rosary Relay Day.

Religious Communities, through all available communication networks, should inform all religious communities worldwide to the Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests so that all may participate throughout their communities worldwide.

Business Organisations
Place promotional posters on office notice boards to allow staff the opportunity to join together or join prayerfully with their shrine location of choice worldwide.
An extended coffee break would also be a good idea on Global Rosary Relay day.

Other Faiths
Join in prayerfully from where ever you may be located to help unite the world in prayer.

Individuals
Take time out to pray. Check the online shrine list so that you may travel to the nearest participating shrine or pray at your home, by the sea shore, in a beautiful location of your choosing or join with some friends. Make it a special prayer day.

At a participating shrine
At each shrine location there is an appointed coordinator. Talk with them about how you could get involved; what help you could extend to spreading the good news locally of the Global Rosary Relay.

At School
Teachers, have the children involved by praying the Rosary at their school by checking the online participating shrine list. Have the children download from www.worldpriest.com the beautiful pictures that can be coloured in and given the local priests. Check and see if there is a Children’s Rosary Group in your area by visiting http://childrensrosary.blogspot.ie/ . If not you may contact the group to start a Children’s Rosary Group at your school or in your parish.

At College
Check in on line at www.worldpriest.com for the full list of participating shrines. Choose the one nearest to you. You may pray the allocated mystery the shrine is praying and pray whether alone or with a group of friends or start at your College a Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay Prayer Network in praying for a particular priest daily.

Lay Organisations at Informative meetings: present World Priest’s mission & history, as well as the Rosary Relay during various meetings: Meeting with all the Vicars for the Archdiocese ,Meetings with some Parish Councils and a brief presentation during a meeting of the Extraordinary Ministries of the Eucharist.

Prayer Groups, in your local area download the information poster from www.worldpriest.com and email to all local prayer groups inviting them to get involved and promote this great day of prayer. By viewing the full list of participating shrines you chose the location which is nearest to you and work from there to unite the world in prayer.

All youth Groups
In your local area download the information poster from www.worldpriest.com and email to all local prayer groups inviting them to get involved and promote this great day of prayer. By viewing the full list of participating shrines you chose the location which is nearest to you and work from there to unite the world in prayer.

Grandparents
All Grandparents have a wonderful opportunity to join in prayerfully Global Rosary Relay by gathering their grand children in prayer.
Grandparents pass the gift of prayer and the Faith to their Grandchildren in a way no one else can do so please get involved, spared the good news and inform all members of the Grandparents Association to actively participate. http://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org/

When travelling
Check in on line at www.worldpriest.com for full list of participating shrines choose the one nearest to you as you travel. You may pray the allocated mystery the shrine is praying and help unite the world in prayer whether you are on a plane or train the person sitting beside you could be delighted to be asked to join with you in praying the Rosary Relay or you could pray for their intentions, driving your car.

Media
Local shrines coordinators please liaise with Diocesan and secular radio and TV networks to produce short promotions to be aired via local networks in local language.

Also Shrine Coordinators please provided information on the event to all local TV and Radio Press and media people with full information on the Annual Global Rosary Relay along with full local details in order to allow all their listeners to participate. You could also pray the rosary and invite them to utilise all social media Facebook & Twitter to heighten the awareness locally of the Global Rosary Relay with times and shrine locations.

HOW TO PRAY ON ROSARY RELAY DAY

23 June 2017

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Join and pray as guided by Saint John Paul.

Reflection from Saint John Paul on the Rosary

“Today … I am handing you the Rosary beads. Through prayer and meditation on the mysteries, Mary leads you safely towards her Son! Do not be ashamed to recite the Rosary alone, while you walk along the streets to school, to the university or to work, or as you commute by public transport. Adopt the habit of reciting it among yourselves, in your groups, movements and associations. Do not hesitate to suggest that it be recited at home … because it rekindles and strengthens the bonds between family members. This prayer will help you to be strong in your faith, constant in charity, joyful and persevering in hope.”
Pope John Paul II, 8 March 2003

At your local church or shrine.

1) Name and thank the Shrine from which you have received the Rosary Relay from, check official shrine details listing on www.worldpriest.com

2) Read the special Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis for the Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests.
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Blessing for the Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests

The Most Reverend Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, Episcopal Advisor to WorldPriest

The Holy Father asks you to convey his cordial greetings to all taking part in the ”24-Hour Rosary Relay for Priests” and to assure them of his spiritual closeness. He prays that our Blessed Mother may always guide and protect priests who are consecrated to the joyful and indispensable mission of proclaiming the Gospel and offering God’s people, through the celebration of the sacraments, the closeness, the word and the strength of Christ (cf. Evangelii Gaudium,121). With great affection and appreciation for priests, His Holiness commends them and those joining in this event to the loving intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, and willingly imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of grace and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State

3) Pray the allocated mystery of the Rosary for your country check official shrine details listing on www.worldpriest.com

4) At the end of the Rosary Relay pray the special prayer written by His Holiness Benedict XV1 for Priests.

LORD JESUS CHRIST,
eternal High Priest, you offered yourself to the
Father on the altar of the Cross and through the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit gave your priestly
people a share in your redeeming sacrifice.
Hear our prayer for the sanctification of our priests.
Grant that all who are ordained to the ministerial
priesthood may be ever more conformed to you,
the divine Master. May they preach the
Gospel with pure heart and clear conscience.
Let them be shepherds according to your own Heart,
single- minded in service to you and to the Church
and shining examples of a holy, simple and joyful life.
Through the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
your Mother and ours, draw all priests and the flocks
entrusted to their care to the fullness of eternal life where
you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
AMEN

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer for Priests
(Specially composed for Worldpriest)

5) Announce the date for next year – 8 June 2018

6) Spiritually send the Rosary Relay to the next location as you mention the name of the next shrine and location to all present. Check official shrine details listing on www.worldpriest.com

7) After the Rosary Relay prayer is completed at your shrine please email us at info@worldpriest.com with pictures, or audio recordings, or video clips and if possible, a brief overview as to how you prayerfully celebrated the Global Rosary Relay for Priests.

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