Consecration to the Blessed Mother
On Friday, May 1st at 3PM, Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles led a renewal of the consecration of the United States and Canada to the Blessed Mother. He was joined in communion by all the bishops and our faithful brothers and sisters throughout the United States and Canada.
Together with a few of the parish staff members, Monsignor Souckar led a brief prayer service especially commending all of our parishioners to the loving intercession of Mary, the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. You can view the prayer service provided below.
This moment of unified prayer gave our Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the sick, and wisdom for those who work to cure COVID-19.
Prayer of Consecration
Holy Mary Mother of the Church, with renewed gratitude for your maternal presence we join our voice to that of all the generations who call you blessed. We celebrate in you the works of God, who never tires of looking down with mercy upon humanity, afflicted with the wound of sin, to heal it and save it. Accept with the benevolence of a Mother the act of consecration that we perform today with confidence. We are certain that each of us is precious in your eyes and that nothing of all that lives in our hearts is unknown to you. We let ourselves be touched by your most sweet regard and we welcome the consoling caress of your smile. Hold our life in your arms: bless and strengthen every desire for good; revive and nourish faith; sustain and enlighten hope; awaken and animate charity; guide all of us along the path of holiness. Teach us your own preferential love for the little and the poor, for the excluded and the suffering, for sinners and the downhearted: bring everyone under your protection and entrust everyone to your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus. Amen.