Pope Francis to Consecrate Ukraine & Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be pronounced by the Pope on Friday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, in St Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. (CET), 12:00 p.m. Noon (EST). At the same time, the act of consecration will be undertaken by all the bishops of the world. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, will perform the act of consecration at Fatima as the envoy of the Pope. “I ask all diocesan and religious communities to increase their moments of prayer for peace,” Pope Francis said on March 18.
Fr. Chuck and the parishioners of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish will gather at 12:00 noon to include our prayers with the global community of Catholics.
Bishop Walkowiak will join the Holy Father in the Act of Consecration on Friday, March 25, at 12:00 Noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
We invite you to attend in person or watch the livestream online: (Website) “This act, performed in communion with local Churches throughout the world, unites us in solidarity with our Holy Father in the prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.“
All the faithful are invited to add their own prayers of peace next Friday by attending Mass, praying the rosary, and (if able) fasting.