Blessed 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 7th June 2013 will be an even greater celebration of the priesthood of Jesus Christ worldwide.



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In our new section here, we will have a weekly quote from Pope Francis.

This week Pope Francis speaks about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

"The first gift of the Holy Spirit according to the traditional list is the wisdom. Wisdom is the grace of being able to see everything with the eyes of God. Wisdom is what the Holy Spirit does within us so that we can see everything with God's eyes. We have the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we can listen to him or not. if we listen to him, he teaches us this path of wisdom. He gifts us wisdom which is seeing with God's eyes, listening with God's ears, loving with God's heart judging with God's judgement. These are the things that the Holy Spirit gifts us and we can all have this. We just have to ask the Holy Spirit."


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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 >>


The Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests

The Annual Global Rosary Relay idea is a simple one: in that each of the 85 participating shrines prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour 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 the 27th June 2014, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.

Read more about the Annual Global Rosary Relay >> 


How to Promote the Annual Global Rosary Relay

  • Place a a notice in your Parish newsletter.
  • Place a banner advertisement on you Diocesan or Parish website.
  • Text all your friends about the Rosary Relay.
  • Email all your contacts with the good news and invite them to participate.
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  • Place an advertisement notice in your Diocesan newspaper.
  • Send a copy of the news release to your local newspapers.
  • Download the promotional material and circulate where appropriate.



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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".