Newsletter for Sunday 15 October 2017

13 Oct

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION OF ST MARY’S PARISH TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

QUEEN of heaven and earth, and tender Mother of all people, in accordance with your ardent wish, made known to the three children at Fatima, we consecrate to your Immaculate Heart this Parish of St Mary of the Annunciation in Loughborough. We kneel confidently before you today, O Holy Mother of God. Inflame us with the same divine fire which enflamed your own Immaculate Heart. Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in you. Make us your shrine, O Holy Mother of God, so that we may be yours in prosperity and adversity, in joy and sorrow, in health and sickness, in life and death.

We consecrate to you: all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To you we give our minds and hearts, our bodies and souls. We willingly place at your service our Parish, our homes and our families, and our schools.  We desire that everything that is within us, and around us, may belong to you, O Mary.

That this consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day the promises of our Baptism and our Confirmation – to be faithful witnesses to the Good News of your Divine Son, Jesus Christ.

We pledge ourselves to foster a true love of the Mass, and devotion to the Real Presence of your Son in the Blessed Sacrament. We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Holy Church. We undertake to promote in our homes and parish a virtuous life. We pledge ourselves to recite the Rosary more frequently, and to make reparation for the coldness and indifference of so many human hearts.

Finally, we promise, O glorious Mother of God, to devote ourselves whole-heartedly to the service of your blessed name, in order to assure, through the sovereignty of your Immaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ, in our own hearts and in this Parish.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

13th October 2017. Centenary of the Final Apparition at Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun.

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