On the last Thursday of each month The Worldpriest Global Apostolate is hosting a virtual Rosary Thursday.
In 2002 Pope John Paul II invited Catholics to pray the Mysteries of Light on Thursdays. These mysteries focus on the public life of Jesus – the Light of the world. Included are Jesus’s Baptism, Wedding Feast of Cana, his revealing of God’s Kingdom, his Transfiguration and the Institution of the Eucharist. Rosary Thursday – World Priest
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. Register here. It will open at 17.45 pm local time Rome Italy, USA/Canada – Eastern Time: 11.45 am with a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary prayer locations from around the world, before 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: – 19.00
USA/CANADA – Pacific Time: 09.00
UK/IRELAND: – 17.00
This virtual Rosary Thursday time of prayer on 25 March will be led by Father John Broussard.
Father John Broussard, Rector, National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Only Church-Approved Marian Apparition Site in Champion, WI.
Father Broussard was raised in the town of Willis, TX in the USA in a family with four sisters and one brother. Father John was home schooled through elementary school, and all four years of High School. During those years, Father notes, prayer in his family was an important aspect of his development. His family tried to pray together daily.
“I truly believe that my vocation was fostered in that time of prayer spent with my family,” Father Broussard said. “Praying with my family also helped to develop in me a love of the rosary, and a strong devotion to our Lady.
After Father Broussard graduated high school, he developed a great love and devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and found great strength and consolation from Him. As such, Father John decided to focus his attention on the discernment of a priestly vocation and, in the process, visited the Franciscans in Hanceville, Alabama, USA where he met Fr. Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy.
Father John became a permanently professed religious brother of the Fathers of Mercy, a religious community through which he found mission work to be a grace-filled experience. Through the Fathers of Mercy he was assigned a resident chaplaincy at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin.
Father Broussard began serving in his current role as resident Champion Shrine Rector in 2017, caring for souls and shepherding the Shrine spiritually through the unprecedented period of growth it has experienced since 2010, when it became the first and only site in the United States of America to have been deemed, ‘worthy of belief,’ by the authority of the Catholic Church, of being a world Marian Apparition site. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help | Champion, WI USA (championshrine.org)
By the accounts of Shrine pilgrims, Father John has been a steadying force of spiritual centering for all at Champion Shrine. During this period in which he has served as Shrine Rector, he has made catechesis a top priority, helping pilgrims understand and grow in their faith through active participation in it and practice of it.
“God has given me many great gifts. Simple things, like a strong faith, and a close family for me to develop in,” Father John said. “I know that God has led me in the right direction in my priestly life.”
The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Father John Broussard.
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Father John Broussard.
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Niall Kennedy KCSG Chairman of Worldpriest
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – Peter Flanagan a friend of Worldpriest Dublin, Ireland.
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Marion Mulhall – Founder Worldpriest Global Apostolate.
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – Anne Cooke a friend of Worldpriest UK
Final Rosary prayers, Father John Broussard with a final blessing.
Register here just click on the link provided here.
We invite you to stay on with us after Rosary Thursday prayer time for a meet and greet discussion time with Father John Broussard and to meet Marion the Founder of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate and team members from around the world.
If you have any questions please contact;
Marion Mulhall firstname.lastname@example.org