Wednesday, February 17, 2016

West to East~Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes brings in many more Consecrated Souls

A large group of parishioners at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, CA consecrated to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's retreat 33 Days to Morning Glory on February 11, 2016.

Over 50 souls consecrated at Our Lady of the Angels parish in Lakewood Ranch, FL on February 11. Forty people attended the 8 am mass celebrated by their pastor Fr Dan Smith. Fr. Smith led the consecration prayer after the homily and then blessed all of the miraculous medals.

Karen Hollis from SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Easton, MD sent in their group photo on Consecration Day February 11th. For the Mass and consecration celebration a program was created with the readings and prayers as well as the words to the song Immaculate Mary.

Karen brought the consecration to her parish after hearing about it from her sister Marybeth Finster in St. Petersburg, FL. This is a great gift to share the consecration with family members and encourage them to bring it to their parish!

Next consecration start date is February 21 to consecrate on the Feast of the Annunciation. Usually celebrated on March 25, the Annunciation has been move to April 4 this year, as March 25 is Good Friday.