Archdiocese unified in consecration to Immaculate Heart

More than 70 parishes and missions to join Oct. 13 event

Karna Swanson

The air of the Archdiocese of Denver will be thick with prayer this Friday, Oct. 13, at 8:45 p.m.

That is when Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will lead thousands of faithful attending some 70 different events across the Archdiocese of Denver in a prayer of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, asking for her protection and guidance.

Parishes, missions and individual Catholics will join the archbishop via livestream for the Marian consecration, which will take place at the end of a prayer vigil at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

The date marks the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in 1917, which took place during the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima’s six appearances to the three shepherd children of Fatima, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.

“Mary wishes to assist us, through her Immaculate Heart, in bringing the world back to God. This is why I am encouraging people to join me in consecrating themselves, their families, parishes, and the archdiocese to her Immaculate Heart,” Archbishop Aquila said.

Earlier this year, Archbishop Aquila invited parishes across the archdiocese to participate, either in attending the service at the cathedral, or within their own parishes through a livestream.

The Marian prayer vigil at the Cathedral Basilica will include a rosary, preaching, adoration, and the consecration prayer.

Many parishes will livestream the entire event at their parish, but others have decided to do a similar event without the livestream, or to hold a special Fatima Mass.

Whichever option the parish chose, each one will make the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:45 p.m., so that all parishes, together with the Archbishop, will make the act of consecration at the same time.

Here is a list of participating parishes:

Name City Details
St. Joseph Akron 7:30 p.m livestream
Shrine of St. Anne Arvada 7:30 – 9 p.m. prayer vigil
Spirit of Christ Arvada Check Flocknote for updates
St. Joan of Arc Arvada 7:30 p.m livestream
Queen of Peace Aurora 7-9 p.m. Children’s Rosary for Peace and Reconciliation. Mass, livestream
St. Michael’s the Archangel Aurora 7:30 p.m. Living Rosary
St. Therese Aurora 7:30 p.m livestream
Sacred Heart of Jesus Boulder 7:30 p.m. livestream
St. Thomas Aquinas Boulder 5:10 p.m. Mass, adoration consecration
St. Augustine Brighton 7:30 p.m. livestream
Nativity of Our Lord Broomfield 7:30 p.m. procession, adoration, rosary, Marian talk, consecration
St. Mary Brush 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Mary of the Crown Carbondale 5:30 p.m. English; 7:30 p.m. Spanish
St. Thomas More Centenniel 7:30-9 p.m. Marian prayer service and consecration
All Saint’s Denver 6:45 p.m. Living Rosary and livestream
All Souls Denver 7:30 p.m. adoration, rosary, Gospel, homily, consecration, benediction
Annunciation Denver 7-9 p.m. Rosary, talk and livestream
Ascension Denver 6 p.m. Rosary, Mass, livestream
Blessed Sacrament Denver 7:30 p.m livestream
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Denver 7:30-9 p.m. prayer vigil, presided by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
Christ the King Denver 7:30 p.m. adoration, praise, consecration
Cure d’Ars Denver On Sunday after all Masses
Holy Ghost Denver 7 p.m. procession, adoration, livestream
Holy Name Denver 6-7 p.m. adoration, rosary, consecration
Mother of God Denver Rosary before 8am mass, exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Consecration prayer; to be repeated at 12:10pm mass. (no livestream)
Notre Dame Denver 5:30 p.m. rosary, adoration and consecration
Our Lady of Guadalupe Denver 6:30 p.m. bilingual rosary, Mass
Our Lady of Lourdes Denver 7 p.m. adoration, consecration (no livestream)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Denver 7:30 p.m. adoration, rosary, consecration
Presentation of Our Lady Denver 8 am Mass, consecration
Risen Christ Denver 7:30 p.m livestream in parish hall
St. Anthony of Padua Denver 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Catherine of Siena Denver 7:30 p.m. Mass
St. Joseph Polish Denver 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Louis Denver 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Pius X Denver 7:30 p.m. adoration, rosary, consecration
St. Rose of Lima Denver 7:30 p.m. adoration, livestream
St. Vincent de Paul Denver 7:30-9 p.m. prayer vigil
St. Clare of Assisi Edwards 7:30 p.m. Mass at St. Clare School
St. Louis Englewood 7:30 p.m. livestream
St. Scholastica Erie 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fort Collins 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Joseph Fort Collins 7:30 p.m. adoration, rosary, consecration (no livestream)
St. William Fort Lupton 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Helena Fort Morgan 7:30 p.m livestream
Our Lady of Loreto Foxfield 7:30 p.m livestream
Our Lady of Lourdes Georgetown 7:30-9:00 p.m. Adoration and consecration
St. Stephen Glenwood Springs 7:30 p.m livestream
St. Joseph Golden 4 p.m. Eucharistic adoration, rosary and act of consecration. Mass at 5:15
Our Lady of the Snow Granby 7:30 p.m livestream
St. John the Baptist Greeley 6:30 p.m. reception; livestreaming
St. Peter Greeley 7:30 p.m livestream
Immaculate Conception Lafayette 7:30 p.m livestream
Christ on the Mountain Lakewood 7:30-9 p.m. prayer vigil
Our Lady of Fatima Lakewood 6 p.m. Mass, rosary
St. Bernadette Lakewood 6 p.m. Fatima Prayer Service
St. Rafka Lakewood 6:30 p.m. Fatima Mass, consecration
Light of the World Littleton 7:30 p.m. rosary in Rosary Garden, adoration, livestream
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Littleton 7 p.m. Mass, holy hour, consecration
St. Mary Littleton 6-7 p.m. Marian concert, consecration
St. Francis of Assisi Longmont 6 p.m. Rosary, 6:30 p.m Fatima Mass
St. Louis Louisville 7:30 p.m. livestream
St. Patrick Minturn 7:30 p.m. Mass at St. Clare School
Immaculate Heart of Mary Northglenn 5:45 p.m. Liturgy of the Hours 6:30 p.m. Mass, adoration, rosary, consecration
St. Ignatius of Antioch Rangely 8-9 p.m. Holy Hour
Sacred Heart Roggen 7:30 – 9 p.m. prayer vigil
Holy Name Steamboat Springs 7:30 p.m. livestream in Parish Hall
St. Anthony Sterling 7:30 pm adoration, rosary, consecration
Holy Trinity Westminster 7:30 p.m. bilingual consecration Mass
St. Marks Westminster 8 p.m. rosary, adoration and consecration
Sts. Peter and Paul Wheatridge 6:45-9 p.m. livestream
Our Lady of the Valley Windsor 5 p.m. Mass, adoration, rosary
St. Andrew Wray 6:45 p.m. Mass, livestream

COMING UP: Getting to know Mary, Our Mother

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Leading up to the Oct. 13 consecration of the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the archdiocese will release a series of five videos called Marian Moments, that seek to help the faithful grow closer to Mary by learning more about her virtues, and imitating those virtues in daily life.

The videos will be accompanied by suggested readings from Scripture and Tradition, and a classic Marian prayer to memorize.

In English, the videos feature Father Ryan O’Neill, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Denver.

In Spanish, the videos feature Bishop Jorge Rodriguez, auxiliary bishop of Denver, Msgr. de los Santos, pastor of Our Lady Mother of Church in Commerce City, Father Benito Hernandez, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Father Mauricio Bermudez, parochial vicar at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Aurora, and Father Mario Ramirez, parochial vicar of Ascension Parish in Denver.

Below are the dates the preparation material will be released with a brief description of the theme of that day.

The simplicity of Mary
September 21

Mary lived a quiet life in Nazareth with Joseph and Jesus, doing God’s will in her daily duties as a wife and mother. She is blessed among all women, yet in her life she was mostly quiet and hidden.

Scripture: Luke 1:39-56 (The Visitation)
Prayer: The Magnificat
Quote: “Mary attributes nothing to her own merits. She refers all her greatness to the gift of the one whose essence is power and whose nature is greatness, for he fills with greatness and strength the small and the weak who believe in him.” -Saint Bede the Venerable

Marian Moment #1: The Simplicity of Mary

Abandonment to the will of God
September 26

This is a quality best portrayed in the Annunciation, where Mary completely accepts God’s will for her life and whatever it meant for her. When she said, “Yes,” she became the vessel of the Savior of the world.

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation)
Prayer: The Angelus
Quote: “You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us.” -Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Marian Moment #2: Abandonment to the will of God

Mary’s love for the Cross
September 28

At the Presentation, Simeon told her that a sword would pierce her heart also. When Jesus’ side was pierced, that act pierced her heart as she watched. Mary accompanied Jesus in his life, and in his death.

Scripture: Luke 2: 22-38 (The Presentation)
Prayer: Hail, Holy Queen
Quote: “The Mother of God, the most pure Virgin, carried the true light in her arms and brought him to those who lay in darkness. We too should carry a light for all to see and reflect the radiance of the true light as we hasten to meet him.” -Saint Sophronius

Marian Moment #3: Mary’s love for the Cross

Mary’s love for souls
October 3
Mary loved souls and for that reason she is called “Queen of the Apostles.” Jesus gave her to us as Our Mother. Mary consented to Jesus’ death on the Cross because she loved us so much and knew his plan of salvation for us.

Scripture: John 19: 26-27
Prayer: Memorare
Quote: “With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you shall not be deceived; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection, you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” -Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Marian Moment #4: Mary’s love for souls

The Heart of Mary
October 5

The Immaculate Heart of Mary is overflowing with life and grace, and it is tender, inviting and beautiful. We should always go to Jesus through Mary, because this is the way Jesus ordained it.

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 (Nativity of Jesus)
Prayer: Rosary
Quote: “God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as the Savior of the world. Without God’s Son, nothing could exist; without Mary’s Son, nothing could be redeemed.” -Saint Anselm

Marian Moment #5: The heart of Mary