Renewing the Consecration of the United States, the Archdiocese of Anchorage, and the Diocese of Juneau to the Care of the Blessed Virgin Mary
As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the USCCB has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.
Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need.
Archbishop Gomez will lead a brief liturgy with the prayer of re-consecration on Friday, May 1 at 11 a.m. Alaska Time and has invited the bishops to join in from their respective dioceses and asked them to extend the invitation to the faithful in their dioceses for their participation. A liturgy guide will be available to assist the faithful who may join in by tuning into the USCCB’s Facebook page.
At 6 p.m. Bishop Andrew Bellisario, C.M. will lead a re-consecration of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Diocese of Juneau to the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can view the livestream from Anchorage on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral Facebook account.