Following a request from bishop`s house at all Masses this weekend we united ourselves with Pope Francis as he consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary today in the presence of the Statue of Our Lady of the Rosary from the Capelinha (Little Chapel of the Apparitions) from Fatima.
We united ourselves with the Holy Father today by saying the consecration prayer at Mass.
Consecration Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we consecrate ourselves, in an act of total entrustment and of oblation to the Lord.
By you we will be led to Christ your Son, and Only-Begotten Son of God, and by Him and with Him to His Eternal Father. We shall walk in the light of faith, of hope and of love so that the world may believe that Christ is the One sent by the Father to give to us His word, and we, as His ambassadors, shall carry His knowledge and love to the ends of the earth.
Thus under the maternal protection of your Immaculate Heart, we will be one people with Christ, ransomed by His death and witnesses of His Resurrection, and by Him led to the Father for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity Whom we adore, praise and bless. Amen