Wednesday, May 6, 2020
On Friday, May 1, all the Bishops of the United States re-consecrated our Nation to the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
You can view our Diocesan Re-consecration by Bishop McElroy on our Diocesan Website:
Below is the Consecration Prayer:
Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
, you are the fairest fruit of God’s redeeming love:
You sing of the Father’s mercy and accompany us with a mother’s love.
In this time of pandemic we come to you, our sign of sure hope and comfort.
Today we renew the act of consecration and entrustment carried out by those who have gone before us.
With the love of a Mother and Handmaid, embrace our nation which we entrust and consecrate once again to you, together with ourselves and our families.
In a special way we commend to you those particularly in need of your maternal care.
Mary, Health of the Sick,
sign of health, of healing, and of divine hope for the sick, we entrust to you all who are infected with the coronavirus.
Mary, Mother of Consolation,
who consoles with a mother’s love all who turn to you, we entrust to you all those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.
Mary, Help of Christians,
who comes to our rescue in every trial, we entrust to your loving protection all caregivers.
Mary, Queen and Mother of Mercy,
who embraces all those who call upon your help in their distress, we entrust to you all who are suffering in any way from the pandemic.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom,
who was so wonderfully filled with the light of truth, we entrust to you all who are working to find a cure to this pandemic.
Mary, Mother of Good Counsel,
who gave yourself wholeheartedly to God’s plan for the renewing of all things in Christ, we entrust to you all leaders and policymakers.
Accept with the benevolence of a Mother the act of consecration that we make today with confidence, and help us to be your Son’s instruments for the healing and solution of our country and the world.
Mary, Mother of the Church,
you are enthroned as queen at your Son’s right hand: we ask your intercession for the needs of our country, that every desire for good may be blessed and strengthened, that faith may be revived and nourished, hope sustained and enlightened, charity awakened and animated; guide us, we pray, along the path of holiness.
Mary, our Mother,
Bring everyone under your protection and entrust everyone to your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.