On Monday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Archdiocesan Rosary ministry on Zoom. The rosary started in response to praying nightly for the end of COVID-19 in 2020 and has continued weekly since that time.

About 150-170 people, many with their families, have continued to join for the Archdiocesan Rosary every Monday evening. The archdiocesan Pontifical Mission Societies sponsors the weekly gatherings.

Missionaries, priests, and numerous families from throughout the five-county Archdiocese traditionally lead the nightly recitation for, what Michele Meiers of the Pontifical Mission Societies office refers to as “a very loyal rosary family.”

On Monday, participants will hear from Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, among other clergy members.

According to Meiers, prayer intentions have shifted away from the end of the Coronavirus to prayers for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the work of Missionaries, and for the needs of the country and world.

The prayer meeting can be found at zoom.us/j/494480541. Participants are asked to click on the link at least five to 10 minutes prior to the rosary to allow any software downloads required by their devices.

Those joining by telephone can dial 646-558-8656 and enter the webinar identification number 494 480 541 when prompted.

Meiers says it’s amazing that this initiative has continued for such a long time.

“It is time to celebrate the 1,829,000 prayers that we have offered up together as a rosary family!”