Yesterday, Pope Francis consecrated the Church and all humanity, especially Ukraine and Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and prayed for the end of the war between the two countries.
“This act of consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace,” the pope said.
Bring the Consecration to your Church of the Home
RECITE THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
Take time to pray the text
DO AN ACT OF CHARITY
The Pope continues to reiterate his call to charity. Everyone can accompany his prayer with a concrete gesture for the Ukrainian people, mindful that our own conversion of heart is what Our Lady most requested in Fatima.
SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE
"We are witnessing one of the fastest-moving and large-scale humanitarian crises in recent memory. The numbers speak for themselves. More than 3.6 million people (about twice the population of Nebraska) have fled Ukraine in less than a month, primarily to neighboring countries. These neighbors have demonstrated remarkable hospitality despite having limited resources to address the magnitude of the need. Millions more people have fled to other parts of Ukraine or are sheltering in place, sleeping in subway stations or any other site that seems safe. As supplies dwindle, they hope and pray to survive another day.
The Sorrowful Mother - Traditional Ukrainian Lenten Hymn
At the Cross Her Station Keeping by Patrick Dwyer
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Recent Loss to Our Parish Family
A Sunday school class was being quizzed on the prodigal son.
The teacher asked, "Who was sorry when the prodigal son returned home?"
A boy gave it a lot of thought and then answered, "The fatted calf."
Ruby and Res
Ruby fulfilling Lenten alsmgiving helping out a neighbor in a truck.