Pope Francis has invited Bishops across the world to join in an act of consecration on Friday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. In our Diocese, Bishop Fisher will be celebrating at the 12:10 PM Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral on Friday to allow for participation in this consecration. Any and all faithful are welcomed to join.
Parishes may also wish to offer Masses, holy hours, or rosaries during this time to pray for Ukraine and the conflict with Russia as we call upon the Lord for peace. Since the Annunciation is a day when fasting is relaxed, it may also be a worthy act to offer a fast for Ukraine on this day, similar to the one suggested on Ash Wednesday.