Worldpriest has designated prayer locations dotted all over the world where people can join the Worldpriest Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests 2020. Details about these managed locations are provided on worldpriest.com. But you can also join in the relay anywhere outside these locations – praying wherever you are located on 19 June this year.
Where possible please live stream the Global Rosary Relay. In this way many prayer locations will be able to join in what will be a virtual Global Rosary Relay for 2020.
By using widely available technology, all prayer locations can easily promote to and invite a far greater prayer audience, with thousands of people joining the Rosary Relay simultaneously from wherever they are located. But please be mindful of your local time to pray, as this day of prayer is an actual real-time rosary relay involving the whole world. So lockdown or no lockdown, this will be the biggest and best year ever as the world is open for prayer like never before.
If you do not have access to live streaming facilities please pray in small numbers at your local church prayer location at the designated time of prayer. The most important action is to pray, pray and pray on this great occasion.
Please follow the instructions of your local health authority on social distancing and other related COVID 19 matters wherever you may be located. In the meantime, we extend our prayerful best wishes to all of our beloved priests and parishioners for your safety and good health at this time.
Some important things to remember
1) Should it not be possible due to Covid 19 restrictions to have a choir singing, please engage a local musician to complement your time of prayer .
2) Place flowers on the altar and candles to represent the priests being prayed for at your local prayer location. Be as creative and resourceful as you deem appropriate!
3) You may join in from wherever you may be located worldwide, whether you are living alone, with your family or at your place of work. Simply join in prayer with many of the live streaming presentations, such as the live television broadcasts by Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) – our media partners – or through radio, Facebook Live and YouTube, all broadcast from many prayer locations worldwide.
4) Everyone who prays the Rosary on this day is automatically a participant in this great event of a world at prayer. Nobody is excluded, because we pray as one family from every corner of the world. Please ‘pray the Rosary, unite with your country and help encircle the world in prayer’ for priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This promotional video for the Global Rosary Relay for The Sanctification of Priests 11th anniversary celebrations plays for one minute it is very powerful and engaging. Please use and share as you wish.
Are you in a position to share your day of prayer?
1) Can you organise a global, national or local television or radio broadcast? If yes, we would require the television or radio station link for placement on our broadcast schedule.
2) For a webcam presentation we would also require your website link to place on our broadcast schedule.
3) For YouTube or Facebook live broadcast presentations again we would require a link to place on our global broadcast schedule.
4) Photographs of your time of prayer would also be much appreciated.
5) A short write-up if possible about how your prayer location participated would be greatly welcomed and would allow Worldpriest to produce a full overview news feature in thanksgiving for the great day of prayer as we then prepare for 11 June 2021 – the next Global Rosary Relay day.
6) After 19 June we will place all of the above on our media hub, so please do not forget to send to email: firstname.lastname@example.org A special novena to prepare for the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay
You can join in a beautiful new novena specially written by our Worldpriest Chaplain, Father Bernard McGuckian SJ, to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in preparation for Global Rosary Relay day. www.worldpriest.com/novena-2020
If you have any questions or need any further assistance in any way please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible. email@example.com
A special novena to prepare for the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay
You can join prayerfully in a beautiful new novena specially written by our Worldpriest Chaplain, Father Bernard McGuckian SJ, to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in preparation for Global Rosary Relay day. www.worldpriest.com/novena-2020
If you have any questions or need any further assistance in any way please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is the time to start putting preparations into place as a participating prayer location with the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests on 19 June 2020.
Worldpriest prays in solidarity with all people suffering from the Coronavirus and other ailments at this time, especially any people who are participating in the Global Rosary Relay this year. Fear not, we’re going ahead at top speed planning for this spectacular day of prayer. All we have is prayer now to comfort us and we ask all to pray the Rosary daily in preparation for 19 June. Please consider, if needs be, arranging a live stream from your location as we utilise the gift of taking a virtual prayer to the world. This allows your country to reach out to all peoples at home and abroad. We pray especially for all priests and those on the front line services of care for others at this time.
We thank all participating prayer locations around the world who have been wonderful prayer partners on this great day of a world at prayer for the past eleven years.
The original inspiration for the relay eleven years ago was ‘20 countries 20 mysteries’. That great gift of grace was the spiritual flame that lit the fire for the first ever Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests, which has grown at a miraculous pace over the past decade – all thanks to Our Lady – and in 2019 there were over 285 single prayer locations participating. To date this number has risen to well over 300 prayer locations from every corner of the earth and is growing by the day as new prayer locations ask enthusiastically to be a participant for 19 June 2020. There are now prayer locations on every continent – and all will unite as one family in prayer on this special day. What a gift to offer Our Lady for her beloved priests!
On Global Rosary Relay Day you are asked to please consider praying in union with your local time. You may check location details at https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-prayer-location-list/ You may join in from wherever you may be located worldwide, whether you are living alone, with your family or at your place of work. Simply join in prayer with many of the live streaming presentations such as the live television broadcasts with EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) our media partners, also through radio, Facebook Live and YouTube broadcast from many prayer locations worldwide.
Anyone who prays the Rosary on this day is automatically a participant in this great event of a world at prayer. Nobody is excluded, because we pray as one family from every corner of the world. Please “pray the Rosary unite with your country and help encircle the world in prayer”. View full list and world map for all location details by clicking. https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-prayer-location-list/
This promotional poster for 19 June 2020 is also available online in a number of other languages. Please visit our website and choose your local language version at: www.worldpriest.com/promotional-material/
Follow us on our social media, including Facebook and Twitter for new developments surrounding the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay over the next few months. You will also receive up-to- the-minute good news updates about new developments of the Annual Global Rosary Relay from around the world. You can also follow the Papal Audience at the Worldpriest Global Apostolate Facebook Live every Wednesday, and please pray the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary on Thursdays as every Thursday is Rosary Thursday. All of this is a spiritual prayer build-up to prepare for the Annual Global Rosary Relay day this coming June.
If you have any questions or wish to add additional prayer locations from your country please contact us at email@example.com The Worldpriest team is on standby to assist you in every way possible as the world prays in thanksgiving for the great gift of every priest as we say ‘Thank you Father for being our priest. We truly appreciate all your work as a priest in creating support for our local community and in bringing us the sacraments’.
Please pray for all at Worldpriest. We need your prayers at this time as we expect hundreds of new prayer locations to join us – all working together to make 2020 exceed all expectations.
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View pray and share our new Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay video promo for 2020 on TV networks, also all social media outreaches
As a Christian community we believe that you work in all things for our good, and that you make use even of what is bad to open our hearts to you. So we turn to you at this critical time when humankind is being assaulted by the coronavirus, and ask you to bless all those we love and care for.
We pray especially at this time for your beloved priests. Some of them have already died from the virus: they are martyrs of charity. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13). Receive them into your glory and keep safe all others who are in the front line of the pandemic while caring pastorally for your people.
We commend our priests to the tender care of Mary your Mother, and we make this prayer in confidence through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Brian Grogan SJ
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
We wish a Happy Christmas to all bishops, priests, friends, benefactors, Worldpriest representatives, volunteers and the Worldpriest global apostolate team.
2020 – Date for your calendar The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests 19 June. Be There!
Worldpriest recently received an account of the highly impressive participation in the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests, held all around the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The account was sent to us by the Worldpriest representative for Pakistan, Naveed Anjum and Rev Fr Nazar Nawab, Parish Priest of St. Paul’s Parish of Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi. It was a truly astonishing contribution from a country where Christianity is very much a minority religion in that huge, predominantly Islamic state.
No less than forty-seven prayer locations joined in prayer – twenty-four from the Archdiocese of Karachi, one from the Archdiocese of Lahore, five from the Diocese of Faisalabad, six from the Diocese of Hyderabad and eleven from the Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi. There was also a significant, planned participation from the Way of the Sacred Heart, a lay organisation, led by Mr Christopher Zahid.
This year Catholic Christians in metropolitan, cantonment, urban and desert areas of Pakistan participated in this unique worldwide prayer meeting with the help of our local parish priests and social media. Good News Web TV, Catholic TV and many more Facebook live broadcasting arrangements were made on that day. The Urdu newspaper Agahi News of the archdiocese of Karachi also published a comprehensive report of this unique prayer event.
The National Novena of Our Lady of Good Help at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, is taking place on 1–9 October. This year marks the beginning of the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of Mother Mary appearing to Adele Brise at Champion.
Marion Mulhall founder of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate – which includes the inspired Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests – will be a guest speaker at 12 noon on the Sunday, during a lunch at the Knights of Columbus – Vince Lombardi Council Family Day at Champion Shrine, during the National Novena of Our Lady of Good Help at America’s only Church-approved Marian apparition site. Marion will also lead the group rosary on site at the major events. https://www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com
When the 24-hour Worldpriest Annual Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests ended this year, every priest worldwide had been prayed for during this global prayer event, which in 2019 celebrated its tenth anniversary. Millions of people in no less than 260 prayer locations dotted around the globe participated in this professionally planned event, all coordinated by the Worldpriest team.
It would be impossible for Worldpriest founder Marion Mulhall to thank all the wonderful people at the 260 prayer locations worldwide who contributed yet again to this year’s prayer event with such dedication, hence Marion personally wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you who made it all possible through your prayer-filled enthusiasm and loving devotion to Our Lady in praying the Rosary for her priests. The original inspiration received ten years ago of ‘20 countries 20 mysteries’ has now become a huge spiritual phenomenon of global proportions.
Marion would also like to extend a sincere thank you to our Worldpriest partners EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network), who promoted the event so widely for all of the ten years through their extensive networks, and carried so many live broadcasts worldwide in celebration of the tenth anniversary. Thank you Peter Gagnon and team.
JOIN IN THE WORLDPRIEST GLOBAL ROSARY RELAY FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF PRIESTS – AS IT HAPPENS – AROUND THE WORLD
Worldpriest has organised global, national and international television broadcasts around the world on 28 June. Just click on your choice of link and join with those at prayer, wherever you are located.
Be sure to tune in to our Facebook page where we will be sharing live broadcasts from all over the world, bringing good news to all in celebration of our tenth anniversary.
See live broadcast schedule by clicking here:
People ask us how the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests works so efficiently … all within a single day. In fact the prayer event is quite a simple concept, born from the inspiration of twenty countries and twenty mysteries a decade ago.
In this our tenth anniversary year, the prayer event starts with the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in Soul, South Korea, before being spiritually sent to Our Lady of Magadan in Russia, and then travelling all over the world to every continent, every country and every parish, finishing at Hermosillo, Sonora State in Mexico at the Shrine of the Divine Child Jesus, praying the Luminous Mysteries.
If your church is not currently listed on the Worldpriest website just join in prayer with the nearest prayer location to you by visiting the link here to check locations: https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-shrine-list/. If you do not have internet access tell you friends to spread the word or we suggest you join with an elderly person or someone living alone or a person who may be unwell and unable to travel to a prayer location and pray together with that person. You might also consider participating from your home with your family, or from your workplace. Participation then becomes almost like prayer as you go!
Our goal is to have an amazing one billion Hail Marys prayed on 28 June, but this goal can only be reached through every support from you personally and all other people praying at the 250 approx prayer locations worldwide.
Please let us know if you are going to participate and where you are located by pledging your rosary if not already registered online at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have many new participating prayer locations this year but to mention just one The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal C.F.R. who are joining the Global Rosary Relay for the first time at their community church Newburg, New York, praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary at 15.30 local time join prayerfully with the Friars from where ever you may be located worldwide.
What the Rosary Relay means to one Africa priest
‘This event touches the bottom of my heart and I feel I am called to participate in this divine mission.’ Fr. John Baptist Nsubuga C.S.C. Fort Portal Diocese, Western Uganda, Africa.
New special Rosary Relay novena
This nine-day novena is like a pilgrimage journeying to the Annual Global Rosary Relay Day from 20 June to 28 June. Look at https://www.worldpriest.com/novena-2019/ which will be posted daily through Worldpriest social media outreaches on Facebook and Twitter.
Do you have all your promotional material?
All prayer locations have been very busy planning for this great day. By now you should have received all your promotional material with full explanatory documentation from Worldpriest. Please check your e-mail inbox to make sure you have all the information you need. If you are missing any important guidelines or if you have any questions, please email us right away at email@example.com
How you can help us to promote the relay at your prayer location
Here are some ways you can help us to maximise the promotion of the Worldpriest Worldwide Rosary Relay:
• By organising a global, national or local television or radio broadcast – in each case providing us with the television or radio station link to include in our broadcast schedule.
• Webcam, YouTube and Facebook presentations will also require a link to place on our broadcast schedule.
• A short write-up afterwards about how your prayer location participated would be greatly welcomed and would allow Worldpriest to produce a full overview news story in thanksgiving for a great day of prayer as we actively prepare for 16 June 2020 the next Global Rosary Relay day.
After 28 June we will place all of the above on the media hub of our website, so please send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org
A full live broadcast schedule of global, international and local television coverage, along with streaming links will be available on the Worldpriest website visit www.worldpriest.com to view and follow on 28 June.
Final planning is moving briskly ahead for the 2019 Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests. Building on the wonderfully high levels of participation in 2018, when the event touched the lives of 14 million people worldwide, on all five continents, the indications are that the tenth anniversary year of 2019 will see participation easily exceed the amazing statistics of last year.
The number of participating prayer locations has risen substantially yet again this year, with new prayer locations from Finland, from Canada at a beautiful church close to Niagara Falls, from Costa Rica in Central America, from Bangladesh and from many new participating locations in the United States, including those in Minnesota, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska and Virginia, which are all growing in numbers.
We invite the world in a special outreach gesture to join in solidarity with Sri Lanka at their local prayer time of 10.00 a.m. from the Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries.
Pakistan is in full preparation mode for their participation this year, having been the winners of the 2018 Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay special award for outstanding promotion and participation. This resulted in half a million people uniting in prayer in what was a wonderful gift to our dear priests the world over.
The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests Tenth Anniversary Thanksgiving Mass takes place at the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Ireland, Knock, County Mayo on 28 June 2019 with the participation in the Global Rosary Relay of Knock National Marian Shrine praying the Luminous Mysteries. There will be a live stream for all to join prayerfully worldwide, with full details being provided in the next newsletter.
We have a new Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay Novena starting on 20 June and finishing on 28 June, including daily reflection to camera, with more details being available in our next newsletter.
Global media interest is rising in many counties as the planning begins for live broadcasts thorough social media and all communication channels to be utilised in order to invite many people of all ages, all cultures and all nationalities to join from wherever they may be located. We are profoundly grateful to our partners The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) for the tremendous coverage they give to this unique global gathering of a world at prayer, which allows millions and millions of people to join in prayer from all corners of the world.
Please mark 28 June 2019 in your prayer schedule on your phones and computers so that you may participate in the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay – a global event not to be missed. The clock is ticking and we are ready for takeoff for Mother Mary and her Rosary Relay.
This is actually a live spiritual relay as each prayer location picks up the Rosary prayer from the previous location and spiritually sends forth to the next prayer location, so it is moving all day worldwide. You may check your location at this link https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-shrine-list/
Please pray for a great success of the world at prayer on 28 June. We need your participation, wherever you are. The world needs prayer every day, but especially on Annual Global Rosary Relay day on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
So please pray the Rosary, unite with your country and help encircle the world in prayer. Be there!
‘If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God’s grace, peaceful places.’ – Venerable Patrick Peyton CSC.
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