News & Events
Jun 8, 2017
Consecration of the Diocese of Victoria to the Blessed Virgin Mary
On July 1, 2017, at the 5pm Mass, I will consecrate the Diocese of Victoria to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Holy Family Notre Dame Parish in Port Alberni. I have also encouraged all priests in the Diocese to consecrate their parish communities to the Blessed Mother on that same day.
In the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, the Blessed Mother shines forth as “the perfect example, icon, and model of what it means to live by faith,” and by imploring Our Lady’s help, “we welcome with joy and enthusiasm the joys of discipleship in the work of the New Evangelization.” In conjunction with the consecration of our nation, and to help with inspiring parishes, attached are information and activities that you may want to use in your parishes.
The Bishops of Canada will jointly consecrate the country to the Blessed Virgin Mary during the CCCB Plenary Assembly in September, 2017.
Let us, in one heart, mind, and spirit, consecrate Canada to our Blessed Mother, who with our Patron, St. Joseph, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Family, will watch over, guide, bless, and protect our country and its people for millennia to come.
- Prayer for Consecration of Canada
- Consecration of Canada Insights for Adult Catechesis
- Catechetical Activity, Ages 6 – 8
- Catechetical Activity, Ages 9 – 11