Grassroots movement will consecrate California to Mary

Mass, rosary processions, and prayers planned for December 9

Statue of Mary at Star of the Sea, San Pedro

The following is from an email we received from one of our readers on November 21.

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is (withheld) and I am a volunteer with Consecrate California. This is a grass-roots movement in which we are hoping to once again dedicate our beautiful state to Our Lord, through our Lady. On December 9th we are asking Parishes throughout the state of California to host a noon Mass so that Catholic Californians can pray in unison for the soul of our state. We are asking for God’s mercy upon us and for His guiding hand to steer us, especially our lawmakers, in the right direction. As you know some bad legislation has passed recently that is especially harmful for families, the elderly and the unborn.

After the Mass we are hoping to have all participants do a Rosary procession to a place of public witness, ie. a main boulevard close to the parish or, if the parish is close to the coastline, a procession to the coastline so that we are in a virtual prayer chain throughout the state. From here we will pray the consecration prayers. Please take a look at the site at www.consecratecalifornia.com for more information and to let us know if you can participate or help promote this worthwhile event!

Editor’s note: For information on specific locations, click here. So far, parishes in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wilmington, Orange County and Santa Rosa will be consecrating California to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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  1. Pope John Paul II consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JPCONFAT.HTM

    California is part of the world, so I don’t understand why this planned step is necessary.

    Really, what will this accomplish? In empirical terms, what will this accomplish? I just don’t get all these consecrations to Mary. It’s borderline superstition in my opinion. So, what… after consecrating California to Mary will the state become a faithful Catholic region? If you think that’s going to happen as a result of whatever is done on December 9, you need to think again. Someone please explain to me why this is needed, what it will accomplish, and what people’s expectations are. Thank you.

    • Linda Maria says:

      It takes far more, than just the Consecration of the World to Our Lady, of Pope St. John Paul II!! After the Consecration– WHERE ARE THE WORLD-WIDE DAILY CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS EXERICISES, OF MILLIONS OF PRACTICING CATHOLICS, DEDICATED TO OUR LADY— EXACTLY AS SHE SAID, AT FATIMA?? Starting with Pope Francis?? Pope St. John Paul II’s Consecration was GREAT, yes!
      But I think this California Consecration is also a GREAT idea– and I hope it will help Christ in His Mission, to save many souls! Better hand out millions of blessed Rosaries and Miraculous Medals, too– and help Catholics make personal Consecrations to her!!

    • TheVeiledThreat says:

      Joseph–have you tried the personal consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? It’s a life changer so I don’t think you would be commenting as you do of you had done the consecration.

      An individual can do it more than once. A parish can be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As well as a diocese or archdiocese.

      The world has been consecrated more than once by a pope.

      Do you pray at all? Or perhaps you feel prayer is superstitious…?

  2. This is the answer folks, personal holiness and the actions of the Faithful Laity….

  3. Jeff Coleman says:

    I’m trying to get a Rosary Rally for the country and an end to abortion on the same day. December 9 at noon central time

  4. Mary Langdon says:

    Nashville Rosary Rally for Life is on Sat Dec 9th at Noon also. Solidarity.,Witness., communion. Go California! !
    Also Irelands Rosary Rally is tomorrow. Keep in your prayers.

  5. If you live in the South Bay, you may be interested in this event that will be observed in San Jose in union with the other participating Consecrate California groups around the state on December 9 at 12:00 p.m. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory has scheduled a traditional Latin Mass in the ICES chapel of Five Wounds Portuguese National Church followed by a Mass, Rosary procession, and Consecration. The IES chapel is located at 1401 East Santa Clara St. 95116.

    FYI, here are the prayers of consecration from the consecratecalifornia.com web site.

    PRAYER OF CONSECRATION

    “Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your spouse; God the Son, who chose…

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