As you are aware, a month has passed since the outbreak of war in Ukraine that is daily affecting many people and threatening world peace. At this dark time, the Church has been calling us to pray that Christ, the Prince of Peace, intercede and restore peace in our world.
In order to do this, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, is going to be entrusting the nations of Ukraine and Russia to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, March 25 (Solemnity of the Annunciation), in a solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He will do this in the context of a Celebration of Penance to be held at Saint Peter’s Basilica at 5:00pm, Rome time. The Act itself will take place about 6:30pm.
The Holy Father is encouraging Bishops, Priests, Religious and all lay faithful to participate with him in this Act of Consecration, especially at the time he recites it. It may be recited in churches or wherever one is at that time raising a choral plea to Mary our Mother.
Father Danda is encouraging all St. Malachy parishioners to recite the Act of Consecration this Friday, March 25th between the times of 12pm and 2pm EST. It may be said silently or aloud, in your home or at work, on your own or with family and friends.
We invite you to join Father Danda when he recites the Act of Consecration at St. Malachy Church at 1:30 pm. Please arrive by 1:20pm.
Please click HERE for the Act of Consecration.
For more information about the Consecration of Russia, please visit Vatican News.