Father John Carroll
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 .
A priest of the diocese of Ferns, Father John Carroll was ordained in 1991. A native of Wexford town, he attended the local St. John of God and CBS schools, prior to studies at UCD and Maynooth from 1984.
Following nine years at Saint Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy, he became diocesan secretary and chancellor for the diocese in 2000.
Saint Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford
In addition to these duties, Father John has fulfilled the duties of being curate at Ballaghkeen, (2002 to 2006), curate at Barntown (2006 to 2018) and he is currently the parish priest of Glynn, Barntown, a parish on the outskirts of Wexford.
Administration has been a major feature of Father John’s life over the past 21 years, but his full time parish duties bring a balance to his life as he is priest to two churches, chaplain to two schools and a nursing home and as he fulfils the daily requirements of priesthood in a parish today, namely the celebration of Mass and the sacraments, pastoral and social availability to parishioners, the ongoing work of engagement and development.
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: – 19.00
This virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome and introduction to our Rosary Thursday Prayer time by Father John Carroll.
The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Father John Carroll.
- First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Father John Carroll
- Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Dermot Mannion Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay International Associate
- Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – Anne Cook a friend of Worldpriest from Leeds UK
- Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Niall M. Kennedy KCSG Chairman of Worldpriest
- Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – Marion Mulhall Founder WorldPriest Global Apostolate
Final rosary prayers with a special blessing by Father John Carroll
To register, just click on the link provided here.
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