Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Friday, March 25. The pope will start with a celebration of penance at 5 p.m. (Rome time) and the Act of Consecration will begin around 6:30 p.m. Ukraine’s Latin Rite Catholic bishops— the bishops who lead that country’s Roman Catholics— wrote a letter to Pope Francis on March 2 asking him to “publicly perform the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Ukraine and Russia, as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima.”
Watch the live broadcast from Rome on TV on EWTN (begins at 12 p.m. ET March 25):
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Bishop Walkowiak’s celebration of Mass, which begins at noon local time will correspond to the start of the pope’s celebration. Mass with the bishop will be followed by a recitation of the rosary and conclude with the Act of Consecration. Details follow:
Date and time:
Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. (Noon)
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
1935 Plymouth SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Pope Francis has asked for the prayer of consecration to be disseminated broadly “so that all of us can recite it throughout that day, in fraternal union,” empowering all the faithful to unite themselves to the consecration in whatever way their circumstances allow.
We invite parishioners to join us at St. Charles on Friday, March 25 as we gather to Consecrate Ukraine and Russia to Mary. We will begin with Mass at 1:00 pm, followed by the Act of Consecration and a Rosary. A digital copy of the Act of Consecration is available by clicking here.