Dark heavy rain Clouds,which had been threatening all the morning, rolled away and the sun shone down on the last of the Rosary Crusade Rallies to be held in the Western Province, as close on 15,000 people from all parts of the diocese of Killala gathered on Sunday, June 6th, 1954 in the James Stephens Park, Ballina, to hear Fr. Peyton.

The Bishop of Killala, Most Rev. Dr. O'Boyle, accompanied by Father Peyton, with Right Rev. Monsignor Dean Timlin, P.P, V.G., Crossmolina and Very Rev. P. Canon Maloney, Adm, Ballina entering the park.

The voice of this great crusading priest, which has been heard by millions of people all over the world in his appeal for greater devotion to the Family Rosary, vibrated with emotion and pride as he stood before the temporary alter in the G.A.A Grounds almost in sight of his native parish to preach his message amongst whom he grew from boyhood.

Some of the many children who were present at Ballina.