It’s coming around again – the day when people in every corner of the world pray for the sanctification of priests over a twenty-four hour period.
Worldpriest has designed this special new generic poster for all participating prayer locations to promote the Annual Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests, which takes place on the Feast of the Sacred Heart every year.
This poster has been produced in six languages and is intended for the widest possible distribution around the world to introduce and promote this prayer event in which millions participate. The poster should be downloaded and circulated as widely as possible around the globe.
(See link for download).Promotional Material – World Priest
All participating prayer locations will begin to receive their personalised local promotion poster by early April of 2024, via email. Notifications will also be sent out during the month of May of 2024, stating from which prayer location you receive the Global Rosary Relay and to which prayer location you send forth your time of prayer during this real-time relay.
There are no limits being placed on participation by individuals, families, children and adults worldwide. Join people the world over in praying for the sanctification of priests through your commitment to pray the Rosary at an allocated time, praying an allocated mystery of the rosary. Prayers will take place in every possible location, ranging from churches, cathedrals, grottos, schools, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes private homes and all other suitable venues for individual or collective prayer.
This is an experience not to be missed. So regardless of age or local culture, Worldpriest asks you to unite with your community and country to pray the Rosary on 7 June 2024. Remember the greater the level of prayer the greater the blessings.
So on 7 June 2024 remember to ‘Pray the Rosary, unite with your country, and help encircle the world in prayer’.
Helpful links to guide your planning for the Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests 2024
- Link to special promotional poster to assist with your local planning: https://www.worldpriest.com/promotional-material/
- How to promote the Annual Global Rosary Relay https://www.worldpriest.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/GRR-How-to-Promote-24.pdf
- How to participate in this great global event https://www.worldpriest.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/How-to-Participate-24.pdf
- How to pray on the day https://www.worldpriest.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/GRR-How-to-Pray-24.pdf
Full details to aid your prayerful participation are available at this link
This invitation extends to people all over the world to fulfil the heart’s desire of Our Lady for her Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of her much beloved priests.
Bishop Fintan Monahan of the Diocese of Killaloe, Ireland, endorses the promotional video for the Worldpriest Global Apostolate.
New Annual Global Rosary Relay brochure just published in three languages for global circulation
Worldpriest recently produced a special full colour brochure as a complete overview guide to the Annual Global Rosary for the Sanctification of Priests, with financial support from Aid to The Church In Need (ACN) Germany for which we are most grateful and appreciative for their support. Here is a link to the brochure in English, French and Spanish:
This brochure outlines why the Rosary is such an important form of devotion within the Catholic tradition and explains in detail how the relay works around the world on the Feast of the Sacred Heart every year.
It goes on to explain how the event is blessed by the Pope Francis and includes a reflection on the Rosary from Saint John Paul, dating from 8 March 2003.
This is your definitive guide to this inspiring event that causes the world to stop and pray for a full twenty-four hours every year. This year is particularly special as Worldpriest founder Marion Mulhall celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of her calling of vocation on 15 January 1994. Hence during this year she extends her humble prayer request and invites members of all the contemplative orders worldwide to pray continuously for a great spiritual success on 7 June 2024 – Global Rosary Relay Day.
Some personal endorsements from around the world for the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests
The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay has played a cardinal role in establishing a socio-ecclesiastical relationship between priests and laity through praying the holy Rosary. By participating in this unique annual religious event, praying for the sanctification of priests, providing practical support in its organisation and promoting it through the use of all available media – especially social media – I am happy that integrated socio-ecclesiastical relations between priests and lay believers are being intensified.
Naveed Anjum, Karachi, Pakistan – Worldpriest team member.
‘Contemplating on Mary as the first disciple of her Son while reciting the rosary with the parish community and participating in the Global Rosary Relay brought a great sense of prayer, contemplation, reassurance and hope to one and all who participated.’
Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll, Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland.
‘What the Global Rosary Relay means to me: The Global Rosary Relay transforms sentiment into fact; intent into concrete action. I know I should pray for priests – the Global Rosary Relay gives me a powerful way to actually do it.’
Melissa Nicholas Palikat, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Botswana wins the Global Rosary Relay Award for 2023
Botswana, located in the Gaborone Diocese of Southern Africa, was the award winner of the prestigious Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay which took place on 16 June 2023. This award fully recognised the outstanding participation and enthusiasm of the people of Botswana during last year’s worldwide prayer event.
The exceptional level of local promotion was an important element in granting this award, combined with the high level of outreach to all deaneries of the Gaborone Diocese as individual events were very effectively organised, including the planning of prayer times. An award presentation plan is currently being planned and we will share pictures through the Worldpriest social media, along with a write-up on all platforms as soon as we receive details from Botswana.
Many congratulations to Fidelma Webb for her commitment in representing the Worldpriest Global Apostolate in South Africa and reaching such a high level of success in 2023.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.,
Leading Families to Faith and Unity:
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C., Ph.D., isn’t just an International Director; he’s a bridge builder, uniting families in prayer and purpose across continents. At Holy Cross Family Ministries (HCFM), he champions the legacy of Father Patrick Peyton, weaving faith into the fabric of everyday life through events, social media, and global prayer initiatives. His mission? A world where families pray together, stay together, and create ripples of peace.
A Journey of Leadership and Service:
Father Pinto’s path is paved with experience. From campus ministry at Stonehill College to co-founding the RERDI initiative supporting education in India and Bangladesh, he’s a natural leader who walks the talk. His academic credentials, including a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and degrees in Philosophy and Theology, equip him with the knowledge to guide and inspire.
From Kerala to the World:
Born in Kerala, India, Father Pinto brings a rich cultural tapestry to his role. His multilingual fluency makes him a citizen of the world, bridging cultures and hearts through faith. In his free time, you might find him catching a game, engaging on social media, enjoying a movie, or devouring an audiobook. But at his core, he’s driven by mottos of service and self-improvement, constantly striving to be a better version of himself and a catalyst for positive change.
Connect with Father Pinto:
Follow him on social media to stay inspired by his message of family unity and global peace. Join the HCFM community and experience the power of shared prayer. Father Pinto Paul isn’t just a leader; he’s an invitation to join a movement where families thrive, and faith illuminates the world.
Rosary Garden, at Holy Cross Family Ministries, North Easton, MA
This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. Zoom Room will open at 17.45 hours; the prayer begins at 18.00 hours sharp prayer concluding at 18.30 hours sharp. This time of prayer is also a live broadcast by Radio Maria Ireland to 190 countries worldwide.
This is a global Radio Broadcast so please log in on time to join a world community at prayer.
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
Prayer leaders will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with special guided meditations/reflections for each decade by Father Pinto Paul C.S.C.
Venerable Patrick Peyton C.S.C.,
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – to be prayed by Father Pinto prayer responder Mark McElrath. Executive Director Santiago Retreat Center Orange County, USA.
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – to be prayed by Father Pinto prayer responder Amelia only 9 years old and a member of the Children’s Rosary Group.
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – to be prayed by Father Pinto prayer responder Niall Kennedy Chairman Worldpriest Global Apostolate Ireland.
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – to be prayed by Father Pinto prayer responder Valerie Parzyck Director Family Faith Formation St. John Vianney Parish Church South Burlington, Vermont USA.
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – to be prayed by Father Pinto prayer responder Marion Mulhall Founder Worldpriest Global Apostolate.
Final rosary prayers with a special blessing by Father Pinto Paul C.S.C. to all prayer participants.
On the 25 January 2024 Father Dave Heney from St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier, CA, led our special Worldpriest Virtual Rosary Thursday time of prayer along with friends of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate. At any time of your choosing pray with Father Dave Heney with our recording of this beautiful time of prayer https://youtu.be/nkxcKfAtU-Q?si=PpPl0i6Ax6sKmrFj
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