The Reconsecration of the United States to the Protection of Mary
On May 1, 2020, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for a moment of unified prayer to reconsecrate both nations to the Protection of our Blessed Mother. It provided the opportunity o pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the sick, and wisdom for those who work to cure COVID-19.
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. An outline of the service may be found here.
The service was led by USCCB President Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. Find the national service here.
As an introduction to the online service, Father Mark Suslenko, pastor of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish, reconsecrated the parish and its community to the protection of the Blessed Mother. That blessing may be found here.
A concurrent prayer service reconsecrating the Archdiocese of Hartford to the Blessed Mother was also held, and may be found here.
This prayer reaffirms and renews previous Marian entrustments, and it unites us in solidarity with our Holy Father, who recently established the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, as a source of protection and strength.
And now, the Reconsecration of the United States and Canada to the protection of our Blessed Mother.