Pope Francis is requesting that all bishops of the world together with clergy and lay people pray with him for all humanity, and especially for Ukraine and Russia, the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25. CatholicPhilly.com offers ways for you to join in this moment of prayer for peace and protection:
— In Philadelphia, watch the livestream below, or attend in person the 12 noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul as Archbishop Nelson Perez and Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak lead the Act of Consecration before Mass. Archbishop Perez will be the main celebrant, and Archbishop Gudziak, head of all Ukrainian Catholics in the United States, will preach the homily. Participate in the Mass with the worship aid.
— You can also watch the Mass on the Facebook page of Archbishop Perez and of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
— Read the texts of the Act of Consecration in English and in Spanish, and pray along with others through a special CatholicPhilly.com podcast.
— Pope Francis will celebrate a penance service at St. Peter’s Square in Rome at 5 p.m. Rome time, 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time, followed by the Act of Consecration, which you can watch here, courtesy of EWTN.
— Watch two videos by Archbishop Perez and by Archbishop Gudziak explaining the consecration and inviting everyone to take part on March 25.
— Learn about the worldwide consecration here: Russia and Ukraine, and all humanity, to be consecrated to Mary
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