Global Rosary Relay Comes to St. Patrick Shrine
St. Patrick Church and Shrine in Taylor Mill (KY) will be one of 84 shrines around the world participating in a 24-hour global “rosary relay” on June 12, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Join parishioners at 7:30 pm to pray for priests as part of the sixth annual World Priest Rosary Relay. People at shrines in 46 countries will take turns praying the rosary in half-hour slots, encircling the globe with prayer for 24 hours.
Founded in Donnybrook, Ireland by Marion Mulhall, and given an apostolic blessing by St. Pope John Paul II in 2000, World Priest brings people together to pray “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” and to bring attention to the “hidden work of priest” by offering them “prayerful support.”
Its initiatives include an online library of resources for and about priests (at WorldPriestDay.com) and an “international Catholic Identity Card” people can carry in their pockets, requesting emergency personnel to contact a priest if they’re incapacitated.
This year Children’s Rosary, a global prayer movement founded in the United States to bring children together once a month to pray the rosary, will pray in solidarity with the shrine groups.
“Children have a way of drawing people together,” says Children’s Rosary founder Blythe Kaufman. “For this reason it is very exciting to welcome children from all over the world to participate in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests. We are humbled and excited to be invited and to add our voices to the success of this astonishing and beautiful event. Children are very open to prayer, as we have seen in our prayer groups. They bring with them a natural simplicity and love.”
St. Patrick Church holds an annual novena to Our Lady of Knock at her shrine, and the parish also has a Marian grotto and Perpetual Adoration chapel. “Come pray the rosary with us as we participate with our brothers and sisters all over the world in this 24-hour global rosary relay!” says parish spokesperson Coleen Hamilton.
Children are particularly invited to join the relay at the shrine, or to pray from home.
For information contact Coleen at (859) 356-5151, ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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