Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne will be leading the rosary from St. Joseph Cathedral in Burlington at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

You are invited to participate via live-stream or in-person at the Cathedral.

Learn more about the Worldpriest’s Annual Global Rosary Relay at worldpriest.com/annual-global-rosary-relay/.

From the Worldpriest website: The Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests takes place each year on 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. 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 24 June 2022, 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 Father 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. View the promotional video from the Worldpriest organization at youtu.be/miIaxi-RpAM.

—Originally published in the June 11-17, 2022, edition of The Inland See.