Father Roger J. Landry
Father Roger J. Landry is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. From 2015-2022, he served as Attaché to the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York. He is the former pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Fall River, Massachusetts and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in New Bedford, MA.
After receiving a biology degree from Harvard College, he studied for the priesthood in Maryland, Toronto and for several years in Rome. After being ordained a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Fall River by Bishop Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap. on June 26, 1999, he returned to Rome to complete graduate work in Moral Theology and Bioethics at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.
Fr. Landry writes for many Catholic publications, including The National Catholic Register, the Pilot and The Anchor, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River, for which he was the executive editor and editorial writer from 2005-2012. He regularly appears on the podcast Conversations with Consequences, where he focuses each week on the consequential conversation Jesus has with us in the Gospel. He is the author of Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God (Pauline Books and Media 2018).
He was appointed in 2015 a Papal Missionary of Mercy, a mandate that was extended indefinitely by Pope Francis after the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy. He was named in 2021 the ecclesiastical assistant of Aid to the Church in Need USA by the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy and has been commissioned by the US Bishops a Missionary of the Eucharist for the Bishops’ 2022-24 Eucharistic Revitalization efforts. He is chaplain to the New York City Chapter of the Leonine Forum and serves as a Member of the Board of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs in Auriesville, New York.
He regularly leads pilgrimages to Rome, the Holy Land, Christian Europe and other sacred destinations and preaches several retreats a year for bishops, priests, seminarians, religious and lay faithful. He speaks widely on the thought of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, especially John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and was an on-site commentator for EWTN’s coverage of the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis.
He will become chaplain for the Catholic community at Columbia University in mid-2022 and founding chaplain of the Thomas Merton Institute. His homilies, articles, lectures and other adult education materials are all found for free at CatholicPreaching.com.
This prayer time for Rosary Thursday will take the form of a virtual Rosary at 6 p.m. local Rome time, being prayed for the sanctification of priests and the intentions of Pope Francis. Everyone around the world – regardless of their location – will be very welcome to join in this important time of prayer However; all participants will need to register by simply clicking on the link below.
This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.
The following time zones will assist your time of prayer
USA/CANADA – Eastern Time: 12.00
USA/CANADA – Central Time: 11.00
CENTRAL EUROPEAN Time: 18.00
USA/CANADA – Mountain Time: 10.00
SOUTH AFRICA: – 18.00
UK/IRELAND: – 17.00
This virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome and introduction to our 31 March 2022 Rosary Thursday Prayer time by Father Roger J. Landry
Prayer leaders will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with special guided meditations for each decade by Father Roger J. Landry.
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – to be prayed by Father Roger J. Landry.
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – to be prayed by Dan Cellucci CEO Catholic Leadership Institute USA.
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – to be prayed by Marion Mulhall Founder Worldpriest.
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – to be prayed in Latin by Umberto Angeloni Worldpriest Representative for Switzerland.
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – to be prayed by a Worldpriest team member or friend.
Final rosary prayers with a special blessing by Father Roger J. Landry to all prayer participants.
To register, just click on the link provided here.
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