Bishop Earl Boyea invites you to join him for 24-Hours-with-Mary this Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 as the Diocese of Lansing is re-consecrated to Our Lady, Mother of the Church.
“To begin the month of May be re-consecrating our diocese to Mary, she who knew Christ best and loved him most, is both a beautiful and timely thing to do during this present COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bishop Boyea, April 29.
“As Pope Francis recently observed, contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary our Mother will make us ever more united as a spiritual family and will help us all to overcome this time of trial.”
The consecration of the Diocese of Lansing to Mary will take place in union with all the other dioceses of the United States and Canada.
That apostolic initiative coincides with the call of Pope Francis for more Catholic families to discover the peace and joy of praying the Holy Rosary at home during the month of May. Thus, Bishop Boyea’s 24-hours-with-Mary will consist of four events, all of which will be live-streamed on the Diocese of Lansing Facebook page and YouTube account.
3pm on Friday, 1 May: The re-consecration of the Diocese of Lansing to Mary, Mother of the Church, by Bishop Boyea live from the Cathedral of St. Mary, Lansing.
6pm on Friday, 1 May: The recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries off the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Cathedral of St. Mary, led by Fr. Karl Pung, Cathedral Rector.
12 Noon on Saturday, 2 May: The recitation of the Angelus followed by the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary live from St. Patrick, Brighton, led by Fr. Mathias Thelen, Pastor of St. Patrick.
2pm on Saturday, 2 May: The Crowning of Mary, Queen of the May, by Bishop Boyea live from St. Patrick in Brighton.
For more helpful information on the Consecration of the Diocese of Lansing to Mary, the Holy Rosary, the Angelus and the Crowning of Mary, go to: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/general/marian-consecration