Annual Global Rosary Relay: June 16th 2023

Knock Shrine will join a World at Prayer

16 June 2023




The Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests will again take place on 16 June 2023, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This will be its thirteenth year, involving more prayer locations than ever, having grown from 24 single prayer locations in June 2003 its first year to 2,600 in 2020.


Knock Shrine will again join in the annual Global Rosary Relay. The Sorrowful Mysteries will be prayed from Knock Shrine at 7pm local time.


Each of the participating prayer location countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a specific allocated time on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on 16 June 2023, the entire world will by then have been encircled yet again in prayer on this The Worldpriest Annual Rosary Relay Day.

It was the great Irish priest Fr. Patrick Peyton who never tired of saying that: ‘The Family that prays together stays together.’ As part of the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world. It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry; that they will be blessed, through our prayers, with God’s grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide community of prayer for them, they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and his Church and shepherd the Lord’s flock to the safe pastures of his Kingdom.

‘I am happy to support and highly recommend the current initiative of The Annual Global Rosary Relay. I believe it has great potential and will bring many spiritual benefits to all involved’.

Most Rev. Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, Ireland (Episcopal Adviser to Worldpriest)



Find out more about this global day of prayer at www.worldpriest.com