The consecration to the Blessed Virgin
When monsignor was assigned to St. Roch's Church more than 25 years ago his
first act was to consecrate the parish to the Blessed Virgin.
Each year on New Year's Day during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
he renewed that consecration - together with his parishioners.
This is the prayer:
Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to you, all the people of our country and all the world.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish to
accomplish your designs upon the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love.
Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through us, make the heart of Jesus,
together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home. Amen.
Pope Pius XII