Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishops around the world will join Pope Francis in consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance that he will preside over at 5pm in St Peter’s Basilica.

The act of consecration will be performed in communion with the local Churches throughout the world. This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church,
which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to
entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace.

– His Holiness Pope Francis

On Friday 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation, Fr Richard Gibbons will perform this solemn Act of Consecration during the evening Mass at 7.30pm.

This Mass will take place in the Parish Church and will also be live-streamed on our watch page.


Prayer for Ukraine

Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them.
We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices .
We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.
May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world.