Archbishop Cushley is encouraging Catholics to take part in the National Rosary Relay Rally this Sunday at 1pm.

The event will see dioceses across Scotland, England and Wales allocated a 'Rosary hour' on Pentecost Sunday (31 May) to pray for a range of intentions, including deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic and the re-opening of Churches.

He said: "The Rosary Rally follows the Pope's request to pray the Rosary at home throughout May. Our diocese has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour at 1pm and I warmly invite you to take part."


Each diocese is allocated a Rosary hour for people to pray the Rosary either individually, in families, as prayer groups, parish groups, and where possible online. It does not matter what time during the specified hour the rosary is prayed. Then on the hour the next diocese takes up the Rosary Relay Rally.

At 9pm Bishop John Keenan will stream Rosary & a final blessing from St Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley. This will take place on his Facebook page.

Times (Scotland)

  • Dunkeld – 12 Noon
  • St. Andrews & Edinburgh – 1pm
  • Aberdeen – 2pm
  • Galloway – 4pm
  • Argyll & the Isles – 5pm
  • Glasgow – 6pm
  • Motherwell - 7pm
  • Paisley – 8pm

Prayer intentions of the National Rosary Rally

  • For Faith, Sanctity of Life, and Peace to prevail in our nations;
  • For an end to the COVID-19 virus, the sickness it causes, and its effects that prevent us living life in abundance (cf Jn 10:10);
  • For the protection of the common good, and people’s economic livelihoods;
  • That the Holy Spirit will preserve us from disaster and war.

This includes the key intentions of deliverance from this current pandemic and for the opening of our Churches.

Our Lady, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, pray for us!

For more details visit the Rosary on the Coast website.