Catholics in California seek to consecrate state to Mary

“To be spared the just punishment for our souls that our state deserves from killing our unborn, sick, elderly, unwanted, and for the violence, sex abuse, drugs, alcoholism and sex trafficking”

An effort is under way to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and all California Catholics are invited to take part. Many will gather in prayer from noon to 2 p.m. local time on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, at several parishes statewide. The schedule calls for Mass to be celebrated at noon, followed by a walk to a designated location … [Read more...]

Stockton bishop calls for prayers of consecration to Immaculate Heart of Our Lady

In letter to the faithful, Bishop Myron Cotta writes, "On Monday, May 21, I invite you: the clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Stockton, to offer a prayer of consecration of our Diocese of Stockton to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady, Mary, Mother of the Church”

The following is a message from Bishop Myron Cotta of Stockton: My Dear People of God, As we welcome the month of May, we are reminded of the annual celebration of Mother’s Day. It is a time to give thanks to God for our moms, and for the gift of “motherhood.” It is a time to reflect on all that motherhood entails: selflessness, sacrifice, commitment and the nourishing love … [Read more...]

In LA, massive Marian procession ahead of Guadalupe feast

About 30,000 Catholic faithful walked the streets of Los Angeles in Sunday morning procession

About 30,000 Catholic faithful walked the streets of Los Angeles in a Sunday Morning procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe nine days ahead of her Dec. 12 feast day. “We give our hearts to the Virgin of Guadalupe and we ask her to always intercede for us, to hear us and pray for us,” Archbishop José H. Gomez said in his homily at the Dec. 3 Mass concluding the procession. He … [Read more...]

Marian events at Marin Catholic High School culminate in consecration

On Dec. 12, new outdoor Marian grotto at the Kentfield school will also be blessed by archbishop

Just over two months after he consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 7, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will do the same for Marin Catholic High School on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Marin Catholic president Tim Navone told Catholic San Francisco that the consecration of the Kentfield school to Mary is the … [Read more...]

Grassroots movement will consecrate California to Mary

Mass, rosary processions, and prayers planned for December 9

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 … [Read more...]

Santa Rosa bishop wants diocese, every parish and mission, consecrated to Mary

In preview copy of Aug. 26 letter posted on diocese's website, Bishop Robert Vasa asks that consecrations be performed after all Sunday Masses on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10

My Dear People of God of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: During this Centenary Year of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima it is my desire to have the Diocese of Santa Rosa and every Parish and Mission of the Diocese Consecrated or Dedicated to Mary. The plan is to have this Consecration done after all Sunday Masses on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10. … [Read more...]