People are invited to join the National Rosary Rally taking place in dioceses throughout England, Wales and Scotland from 9am to 9pm on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May.
Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together at home.
He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.
In each diocese people are encouraged to pray the Rosary individually, in families, as online prayer groups or parish groups, where possible led online by their parish priests, at any time within the specified hour.
Timetable on 31 May
9am Arundel and Brighton, Northampton and HM Forces
10am Birmingham, Nottingham and Ukranian Eparchy
11am Brentwood and Plymouth
Noon Cardiff, Portsmouth and Dunkeld
1pm Clifton, Salford and St Andrews and Edinburgh
2pm East Anglia, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen
3pm Hallam, Southwark, Glasgow
4pm Hexham and Newcastle, Wrexham, Ordinariate OLW
5pm Lancaster, Westminster, Argyll and the Isles
6pm Leeds, Polish Mission and Galloway
7pm Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Motherwell
8pm Menevia, Paisley and Syro Malabar Eparchy
9pm We are all invited to pray with Bishop John Keenan from St Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley as the rally ends.
Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us