Consecrating Charities to the Blessed Virgin Mary
on Thursday, 11 July 2013.
It all began on Friday, May 31, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
On that holy day, Catholic Charities made a commitment to consecrate each and every one of our mission sites to the wisdom and loving protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Christ and of His Church.
"We look to Mary as the perfect image of what it means to be a humble servant of the Lord," said Catholic Charities president and CEO Larry Smith.
"She dedicated her life to the raising and support of Jesus Christ. Her example reminds us all here at Catholic Charities, of what our mission and our purpose and our goal is: to serve those in need with every fiber of our being, and to do it with the image of Mary."
"She is our guide as we work to serve the Lord with charitable love."
The series of consecration ceremonies began with the May 31 blessing of Charities' headquarters at 4045 Pecos Street in Denver, followed by the June 20 consecration of Samaritan House Homeless Shelter in downtown Denver.
Future scheduled consecrations include:
Wed., July 31
Father Ed Judy House for Single Women with Children
11:00 a.m. - Consecration Ceremony, followed by lunch
Wed., August 7
St. Joe’s Home for Veterans
Exact Time TBD - Holy Mass and Consecration, followed by BBQ Lunch
Members of the public are welcome to attend any and all consecrations. However, RSVP is requested.