Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 8th HUGE DAY FOR CONSECRATIONS

December the 8th we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, but this year we also began the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis.

Here are just a sample of the many, many parish groups that consecrated December 8th. If you'd like to bring the consecration to your friends or parish, we can help you! See details at www.allheartsafire.org  We have digital and physical books and videos to assist you and special parish pricing! CLICK HERE to have a Marian Specialist contact you and assist you in your consecration for the Year of Mercy--It's the EASIEST, SUREST Way to Become A SAINT!

From Seminarian and Spanish Translator John Nahrgang: 20 seminarians, 1 priest and 1 staff member from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus consecrated or re-consecrated themselves to Jesus through Mary on December 8th. Some used Preparation for Total Consecration by St. Louis de Montfort and some 33 Days to Morning Glory. It was a blessed experience!
Above is a group picture, taken in our St. Turibius Chapel.
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Joan Kane writes: On December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Sts. Peter & Paul parish in Alton, IL  did a parish wide Marian consecration of 150 families led by their pastor Monsignor Kenneth Steffen. They used the 33 Days to Morning Glory book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, which is the first step of the Hearts Afire Parish-based Program (HAPP). They had many positive comments from the parishioners:

*Many miracles individually and as a parish community have taken place during and since the consecration.
*Life long Catholics have a deeper understanding of Our Lady in role of salvation
*Protestants have a better appreciation of the role of Mary after reading the  book and entering  into the retreat.
*Brought them closer to Mary
*They felt they could come to Mary
*Protestant realize as Catholics we do not "worship" Mary but "honor" her
*Understand is Mary as a mediator to her Son
*What better way to go to the Son but through the son   
*Better understanding why Mary is the Queen of Heaven and Earth   
*Better understanding of the role of Baptism and our union with the Communion of Saints in heaven, purgatory and earth with Mary as the Queen  of All Saints
*If the people knew the full meaning of the Blessed Mother they would never leave the Catholic Church.
*Find the heart and soul of Jesus Christ, challenge the Blessed Mother to show you her Son
*At mass people gave witness of the miracles that occurred  while the consecration retreat was happening

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Pam writes: We had a beautiful Consecration here at St. Leo's in Bonita Springs, with seven (Seven -- the Biblical number representing fullness or completeness!)  individuals pledging themselves to Jesus through Mary. We share St. Maximilian Kolbe's commitment to building an army for Mary with the goal of converting the world!  I have already told Father I would like to repeat this program in the Spring.  He also wants to do the Consoling the Heart of Jesus program. All for Jesus through Mary!


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Donna Waechter writes from St. Raphael Catholic Church in St. Petersburg FL: Consecration to Mary, "33 Days To Morning Glory," by Fr. Michael Gaitley, Dec. 8, 2015, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, beginning of The Jubilee Year of Mercy, About 50 consecrated after the 8 am School Mass. Fr. Kevin Mackin led the consecration.Another 50 or so consecrated that evening. 
Marybeth Finster organized 7 home groups and promoted the consecration with signs for each day.
 

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Theresa Piekut writes: Fr. Mele of St. Mark's in Shoreham, NY gives consecrants us a blessing after the consecration. 


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A few pictures from the December 8 Consecration Day at St John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach, FL! Fr. John Blum led a parishwide consecration. Rebecca Lorenzen was the principle organizer.

St John's is starting Consoling the Heart of Jesus January 12th.

Evening Group

Morning Group

Special 33 Days Cake

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The Consecration is only the beginning, next up is Consoling the Heart of Jesus, start making plans today to offer this during Lent at your parish!
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