The Feast of the Annunciation & Act of Consecration of Ireland

Posted 23rd March 2020 in Ceremonies

Over the weekend, after the traditional recitation of the Angelus, the Holy Father called on all Christians to join in prayer together. “In these trying days, while humanity trembles due to the threat of the pandemic, I would like to propose to all Christians that together we lift up our voices to Heaven,” he said.

The ‘Our Father’ on the Annunciation

On Wednesday 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation, at 12 noon, Our Holy Father has invited “the heads of the Christian Churches and leaders of every Christian community, to invoke the Almighty, the omnipotent God, to recite at the same time the prayer that Jesus, Our Lord, taught us” - the Our Father. “On that day on which many Christians recall the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Word”, Pope Francis prayed, “may the Lord listen to the united prayer of all his disciples who are preparing themselves to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ”.

Act of Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus

On Wednesday, after praying the midday Angelus, we will recite the Prayer of Consecration together, via our webcam. The text, including the Apostles Creed, is posted here.

Fr. Gerry C.