For the past number of years Knock Shrine has taken part in the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of priests, an event that has gained worldwide recognition by bringing together Shrines from all over the world and uniting them in prayer.
This year, we invite you to join with us online to participate in the Rosary at 7pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. This will be streamed live from the Church of St John the Baptist, Knock Shrine.
The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 19 June 2020 when we encircle the world in prayer once again, in this its eleventh year.
Each of the participating prayer locations in 85+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day.
With the coming of midnight on the 19 June 2020, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests.
It was the great Irish priest Fr. Patrick Peyton who never tired of saying that:
‘The Family that prays together stays together.’ As the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on 19 June 2020. 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 communion 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 Worldwide Rosary Relay. I believe it has great potential and will bring many spiritual benefits to all involved’. Michael Neary Archbishop of Tuam, Ireland (Episcopal Advisor to Worldpriest)
Find out more about the Global Rosary Relay at WorldPriest.com.