Canberra Priest launches rosary video series

Father Paul Nulley. Photo supplied.

The deeper connection with the Rosary that a Canberra priest and parishioner felt last October – on opposite sides of the world – was the genesis of a new video series that launched on Mother’s Day.

Fr Paul Nulley, parish priest at St Joseph’s Church in O’Connor, had been moved by the prayerful recitation of the Rosary while on a pilgrimage to Fatima. Back in Canberra, Belinda Barancewicz was responding to Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to pray the Rosary daily during October – the month of the Rosary.

Her plans were interrupted when her rosary beads broke, so Ms Barancewicz went online and prayed along with videos. What she didn’t easily find, though, were resources to help explain the Rosary and offer advice on how to pray it well.

With her background in television production and writing, she took a plan to Fr Nulley: Could they combine their love for the Rosary, her professional skills and his passion for catechesis to create a unique resource?

The fruits of their labour are a four-part series on How to pray the Rosary, with one episode dedicated to each of the mysteries: Glorious, Sorrowful, Joyful and Luminous. In each episode, Fr Nulley provides a step-by-step guide on which prayers to recite and when, explanations of each mystery, as well as suggestions for what to meditate on and pray for while reciting the Rosary.


“With May being the month of Mary, and with Mother’s Day in a Catholic context being intimately linked with Our Lady, this seemed the perfect time to launch this new resource,” Fr Nulley said.

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“We hope these videos will help people better understand this enriching experience and come to see it as an accessible and enjoyable daily prayer that can comfort you and make you feel God’s love.”

Ms Barancewicz said as a St Joseph’s parishioner, she had been spiritually nourished by Fr Nulley’s homilies, his prayerfulness and humility.

“From working in television, I knew that Fr Paul had a natural screen presence and ability to engage with people that would be well suited for a project of this kind. I was very excited when he embraced this idea and we see great potential to reach people across Canberra, the country and the world,” she said.

Fr Nulley said Ms Barancewicz’s experience in television and ability to access resources, including studio time, created a high-quality series that is fitting for such an important subject.

“We are called to offer up our best work to God, and Belinda has done that through this project. We hope and pray that these videos will glorify God and help bring people closer to Mary and to her Son, which is what the Rosary is ultimately about,” he said.

The videos can be accessed on Youtube at Fr Paul Nulley.

St Joseph’s Parish media release.


Wordpress (10)
  • Loui Seselja 5 years

    Thank you father Paul, thank you for being such a good priest. Pray for us!

  • Loui Seselja 5 years

    What an exemplary holy priest!

  • Estella Fernandes 5 years

    Beautifully done where can I purchase the pamphlet.

  • Quentin 5 years

    Excellent :). My wife and family are well settled now in our third parish of Our Lady of the Rosary (every parish we have been in has been dedicated to her).

  • Lucia 5 years

    Beautiful experience, I pray sometimes the Rosary in Spanish, but with Father Paul I will learn to pray in English and learn pronunciation too. God bless Father. Lucia

  • Bev. Cains 5 years

    Our Lady of Fatima will be your guide Father Paul! Thank you for your leadership with the recitation of the Holy Rosary. When you hold your Rosary beads in your hands it is as if you have a small Chapel – to Jesus through Mary.

  • Anne Rosewarne 5 years

    I have added this to my favourites bar. I love the way you pray really immersing yourself into the mystery. I always find it very disconcerting when the Rosary is prayed without thought and every sentence is just jumbled one on top of the other without any real meaning to it. I will use this to help me each day in my daily praying the Rosary. Many Blessings, Fr. Paul. Anne Rosewarne.

  • Michelle Donaldson 5 years

    Thank you Fr Paul and Belinda – I love these rosary videos, they’re beautifully presented and make it so much easier to meditate on the mysteries. It’s also really inspiring to be led in the rosary by a priest who prays it with such devotion. God bless! Michelle

  • A Jolly 5 years

    Remarkable work Belinda & Father Paul! 
    Beautiful videos on the Rosary..
    – AJolly

  • Merri 4 years

    Thankyou Father Paul 
    Just a suggestion if you could show Our Lord Jesus Christ on His Cross closely showing Jesus Holy Divine Wounds and or The Holy Mystery Illustrations on The Holy Rosary Card next to you for those people whom do not have The Cross or Holy Rosary Card 

    Thankyou Father