Mass of Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church

BISHOP QUINN TO LIVE STREAM CONSECRATION IMPLORING MARY’S MATERNAL CARE IN TIME OF PANDEMIC:  2:30 pm on Friday, May 1st.

As the world continues to face the crisis brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bishops of the United States and Canada have joined to collectively implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary by renewing a consecration of the two nations to her maternal care under the title Mary, Mother of the Church.  The act of consecration will take place this coming Friday, May 1st, 2020, and follows a similar action of the bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The consecration is a reminder of the Blessed Mother’s willingness to accept God’s plan, enabling her to become the vessel through which he might heal and restore humanity.

Bishop John M. Quinn of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester said, “the renewal of this consecration acknowledges our relationship as spiritual children of Mary, who always points to her son Jesus as the answer to every human question.  This consecration is particularly meaningful for our local Church, as the Diocese of Winona-Rochester has always recognized the special patronage of Mary, whose symbolism is present on our diocesan coat of arms.  I pray that Mary, Mother of the Church, with her loving child, might bestow a blessing of hope and comfort to all those struggling with the effects of COVID-19.”

Bishop Quinn will participate in the consecration with a private liturgy on Friday, May 1st at 2:30pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona.  All are welcome to join Bishop Quinn via live stream on the diocese’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.  For more information, direct links and a worship aid in English and Spanish go to www.dowr.org.