Consecration Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Friday, 25 March

On Friday, March 25th, All of humanity and especially Russia and Ukraine will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rome by Pope Francis.  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will also participate, along with all the bishops of the world.
       We too, priests and faithful, are encouraged to participate, around Noon this Friday.  Here is a copy of the Consecration Prayer: 

Consecration Prayer in English

In an apparition on July 13, 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, Our Lady told three children that God would “punish the world for its crimes through war, hunger and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. […] To prevent this, I will come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the communion of reparation on the first Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, it will spread its errors throughout the world, promoting wars and persecutions; the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated; in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, which will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”

A Prayer for Peace

O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— The Collect for Peace, BCP Morning Prayer

PrayerБОЖЕ, творче мира, що любиш злагоду, в пізнанню тебе маємо вічне життя наше, а в служєнню тобі маємо повну волю: Борони нас, смиренних слуг твоїх від воронжих нападів, щоб ми, упевнившись на твою оборону, не настрашились ніяких напасників; у Христі Ісусі Господі нашім. Аміиь.

— Ukrainian translation of the Collect for Peace (Cambridge University Press, 1926)

25 March: Lady Day – Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mass Readings and propers

7:15 a.m. Holy Mass of the Feast

11:00 a.m. Holy Mass of the Feast with sermon

11:50 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Litany of Our Lady of Loreto

12:00 Noon Recitation of the Holy Rosary, Confessions

12:30 p.m. Consecration Prayers – Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, simultaneous to prayers offered by the Holy Father in Rome, Bishop Zinkula here in Davenport, Fr Nicholas at St Alphonsus, Dav. and Fr Paul at St Peter’s, Buffalo

12:45 Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and repose, after silent prayer for peace.