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28 January 2021: First Rosary Thursday of the New Year

28 January 2021: First Rosary Thursday of the New Year

Like many millions of people across the globe you may already be praying the Rosary on Thursdays. Worldpriest is now naming each Thursday as Rosary Thursday and invites you to offer your Rosary on that day for the sanctification of priests, which is also the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay prayer intention.

The first virtual Rosary of 2021 will take place on Thursday 28 January at 5pm (Irish time).

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.

This prayer time for Rosary Thursday will take the form of a virtual Rosary to pray 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 will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 4.40pm (Irish time) with a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 5pm, concluding at 5.30pm. Register here

The virtual Rosary will include a welcome and introduction to our Rosary Thursday Prayer time by Father Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector at Knock, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine.

Father Richard Gibbons has been Parish Priest and Rector at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock since 2012. Since his appointment he has been instrumental in the development of Knock Shrine and has led two major renewal initiatives, Witness to Hope and Together in Faith. Central to these projects is faith renewal and the promotion of Knock Shrine as a place of International Pilgrimage. He is the author of ‘The Knock Prayer Book’ (Columba Press), a collection of prayers both written and personally chosen by Fr. Richard and inspired by a life lived in Knock.

The following people will pray the Luminous Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Father Richard Gibbons.

  • First Luminous Mystery –The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan – Father Richard Gibbons.
  • Second Luminous Mystery – Wedding Feast of Cana – Marion Mulhall Founder Worldpriest.
  • Third Luminous Mystery – Proclamation of the Kingdom – Dermot Mannion Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay International Associate
  • Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Umberto Angeloni Worldpriest Representative for Switzerland
  • Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Eucharist – Anne Brady Director Worldpriest

Final prayers by Father Richard Gibbons with a final blessing.

To register, just click on the link provided here: Register here

If you have any questions please contact; Marion Mulhall