St John Paul II has established that on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart the Church will observe the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. We encourage each and every one of the faithful to pray for our priests today, this very moment, in preparation through prayer, celebration of the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, so that the 27th June 2014 will be an even greater celebration of the priesthood of Jesus Christ worldwide.

 

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MEDIA CENTRE

ANNUAL GLOBAL ROSARY RELAY FOR PRIESTS
12th June 2015



 

The Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests

The Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests is a worldwide event now in its 5th year. Its main aim is to encircle the world in praying for our priests. This event has received the Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis.To read the Blessing click here

As part of this event we invite the universal Church to join us in prayer for Pope Francis.

To pray the prayer for Priests  Click Here

If you want to view the Shrine List Click Here


SHRINE OF THE YEAR AWARD

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this years Award is 'Our Lady's Island', Wexford, Ireland

More info to follow. To view the Award, Click Here,



POPE FRANCIS CORNER

Each week during his weekly audience Pope Francis speaks about issues relevant to the Church and the world today. 

To read what Pope Francis has to say Click Here

WORLDPRIEST is currently in production on a new TV Series called "Back to Basics" on the 7 Sacraments of the Church. Click here to view the promo. 


 

Annual Day of Prayer for Priests

In 2002, the Catholic Church announced a special annual world priest day, a day of prayer for the sanctification of priests to be held on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The 2010 to 2011 ''Year of The Priests'' was a tremendous success worldwide. We are most grateful to all who participated in making this year of prayer such a special gift to all priests.

We are now especially interested in receiving messages from lay people young and old alike,  to be viewed on line. We also ask priests to share their stories of ministry with their brother priests and the lay people of the world on line.

Today, together we confirm that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice banished to the past, like prayers of other times thought of with nostalgia. Instead, the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime.   Read More >>



                                           

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On Sunday 27th April, the world will witness the canonization of two stalwarts of the priesthood, Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.

To listen to the Canonisation live from the Vatican Click Here

SACRED HEART NOVENA

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Feast of the Sacred Heart

Feast of the Sacred Heart

On 25th August 1856, Blessed Pope Pius IX inscribed the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart in the Calendar of the Catholic Church, directing that it be celebrated on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) each year. He was responding to a formal request made by Jesus Himself almost two centuries earlier in 1675 to a French Visitation nun, Margaret Mary Alacoque. This saintly woman was later to be canonised on May 13th, 1920, just five days before the birth of Blessed Pope John Paul II, who, towards the end of his great Pontificate would nominate the Feast of the Sacred Heart a special Day of Prayer for Priests.

Jesus expressed His wish that the Feast of the Sacred Heart be a day of reparation, not for sins in general, but specifically for sins against the Eucharist which St Albert the Great considered the first gift of the Sacred Heart. This great Dominican teacher of St Thomas Aquinas marvelled at how the institution of the Eucharist was a source of great joy to the Sacred Heart; "His Heart overflowed with love and joy at being completely one with us and filling our hearts with joy and jubilation".

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