Participants in the relay will say a Rosary at a scheduled time for one half hour to thank God for priests and to ask the Virgin Mary’s protection for priests. This means the same continuous Rosary will be prayed around the clock.
The day of prayer will begin with the Joyful Mysteries at the Basilica of Our Lady of Victories in Melbourne in Australia at 11am local time June 7. It will then progress westward through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa before reaching the Americas.
The relay will conclude at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, Wis., with a Rosary at 7pm local time.
Other participating U.S. churches include the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Staten Island, N.Y., the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and the Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert in Blanco, N.M.