This past Sunday, April 25th, Pope Francis released a
asking all Catholics to make a special effort to pray the Rosary every day during the month of May. May has traditionally been the month when Catholics honor Mary, and it seems more than ever we need to implore the help of our Blessed Mother.
On Friday, May 1, at 12:00 pm PDT, Archbishop José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will lead the nation in a prayer consecrating the United States to Mary, Mother of the Church, in response to the present pandemic and its continuing effects. “This will give the Church in the United States the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the unwell, and wisdom for those who work to cure this terrible virus,” said Archbishop Gomez in a letter to the U.S. bishops.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann would like to make a similar consecration, here in our Archdiocese, and so will be the celebrant of a Service of Consecration at the Cathedral of St. Peter this Friday,
May 1, at 2 pm CDT. The service, which will be offered before the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed, will include the offering of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Reflection given by Archbishop Naumann, and a Prayer of Consecration drawing upon prayers offered by Venerable Pope Pius XII, Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Francis.
We hope you will join Archbishop Naumann this Friday at 2:00 pm via
in praying for an end to this pandemic.