Consecration of our Parish Family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sunday December 17, 2017
What does it mean to consecrate yourself?
Consecration is the personal offering of ourselves and everything we have to God. In our Mission, this consecration is through the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a commitment to change... personally. Daily renewal of this Consecration and the grace this contains helps us to accept the Will of God in our lives day by day.
We need to understand that life is a gift from Our Father, and we, His children have to search for the meaning of this gift.
“Therefore, if you hearken to my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my special possession, dearer to me than all other people, although all the earth is mine. You shall be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. That is what you must tell the Israelites." (Ex 19, 5-6)
Consecration through a knowledgeable preparation opens the door to conversion… this personal change that is so badly needed in most of us in these times. At our Baptism, for those who are Catholic, we freely received the first Sacrament of forgiveness of original sin. Most people receive this gift as a child without a proper understanding of this great gift. As we age, we fall from grace, as we do not in most cases truly understand who we are and the concupiscence of the world overcomes us. As baptism is the beginning of our consecration as a child, we now begin our search as adults; knowingly, with full understanding and desire, through our free will as adults, to restore the likeness of God within us that we lost through Adam and Eve. It is this desire to return to God in all things that creates within us this need to consecrate all that we are, all that we have, to Our Father. It is to establish a covenant relationship with God, which comes from The Holy Spirit and unites us to The Sacred Heart and through it to The Immaculate Heart, now our teachers, and nourishes the desire to love God with all of our heart (the place of covenant), with all of our soul and with all of our minds. It is a very serious commitment.
As we begin this journey into the Heart of God ... For the Love of God ... we hear His voice calling us through Sacred Scripture, “If my people upon whom my name is pronounced, humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from Heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
It is time for each one of us to declare that we are part of a world that is losing its way. Are we children of God or not? If I answer “Yes”, then I have to do everything in my power to honor and respect that relationship, that responsibility. My first act, one of free will, is to consecrate myself and my family to this love and protection that God the Father promises to us. Only in this way will I have the necessary weapons to enter into the War that surrounds us, the weapon of the prayer of the consecrated.
We cordially invite you to a Solemn Mass of Consecration on Sunday, December the 17th to consecrate ourselves and our families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In preparation, we invite you to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries Given For These Times daily at home and here at the Chapel every Tuesday at 7 pm, to visit Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to be in a state of grace on that important day, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
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