Renewing the Consecration of the United States to the Care of Our Blessed Mother

As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and President of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops has announced that the U.S. Bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.

Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need.

Archbishop Gomez will lead a brief liturgy with the prayer of re-consecration on Friday, May 1, at 3:00 pm ET. The faithful are invited to participate by watching the live stream here and on the USCCB’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A worship aid for the consecration is available here.

Pope Francis’ pastoral letter for May, the month of Mary, is here.

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