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June 16: Sacred Heart and Prayers for our Priests

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On June 11, 1899 Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1928 Pope Pius XI approved the devotion to the Sacred Heart.  In 2002 St. John Paul II requested this feast day be a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.  All the Catholic faithful are invited to join in prayer for the sanctification of priests.  It is an opportunity to rekindle in priests an awareness of the gift they have received. 


Pray a Rosary for our Priests

Worldpriest is inviting you once again to join us on June 16 (Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) in the Global Rosary Relay to pray and offer the Holy Rosary for our Beloved Priests.  On this special day, the entire globe will be united in prayer for our Priests. 

Canada in 2021 won a special award from Worldpriest for Outstanding Participation and Promotion of the Global Rosary Relay.  We are hoping to multiply our numbers even more this year. 

You may pray the Holy Rosary in your home, gather in your parish church, as a prayer group, etc.

For more information about Worldpriest/The Global Rosary Relay, please see: 

Annual Global Rosary Relay

“[The Holy Father] prays that our Blessed Mother may always guide and protect priests who are consecrated to the joyful and indispensable mission of proclaiming the Gospel and offering God’s people, through the celebration of the sacraments, the closeness, the word and the strength of Christ.’

(from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Blessing for the annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests)

Communications Officer, Diocese of Antigonish