LET'S BE NOT AFRAID AND OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD. THE 40 DAY CONSECRATION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY DOES EXACTLY THIS.
Once we believe in Christ we are called to not only follow Him but also to imitate Him. How do we do this? Because we are baptized in Jesus, we have become connected to His mission. He gave His life to repair the damage of all sin in the world. Through His perfect sacrifice of reparation we are now enabled to start making our own acts of reparation. As it says in the Bible, we are called to add to what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the benefit of the Church! The writings of St. Louis de Montfort and Pope John Paul II reveal that we are able to change ourselves, our families and even the world as long as we connect ourselves more completely to Our Lady.
Consecration is a way of live that will protect you and your family in these perilous times. We all need the help and comfort of the Blessed Virgin Mary to confront the trials and challenges of each day. Consecration is the answer to the different crises that we face, the crisis of morality, crisis of Faith, the crisis of the family, and the chaos around the world. This is what makes this consecration unique because we go to Jesus through Mary in union with St. Joseph. It is a consecration to the Holy Family. It takes into account that each family is an extension of the Holy Family who is there to help us live our consecration to God as His children.
Consecration is a powerful way to offer our prayers and sufferings for sinners. It transforms every action that we do in fulfilling our daily responsibilities into an act of reparation. This will not only stop evil in the world by decreasing Satan's power, but will also merit actual graces of repentance to save souls who are dying at that particular moment. It will also alleviate the pain of those suffering in Purgatory. We know the temptation we all have towards fear. When we look at the evil engulfing our society today, we can become paralyzed. But remember the words of Pope John Paul II "Be Not Afraid" and "Overcome Evil with Good" The spiritual benefits are many.
FR. Kevin Barrett, International Chaplain for the Apostolate for Family Consecration, who did the Lenten 2009 Mission at Assumption Parish, will be here to talk about the Power of Consecration to Jesus through Mary, in union with St. Joseph.
When and Where:
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2011
12 Noon Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Jacksonville, FL
5:30PM Vigil Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Jacksonville, FL
Sunday, Sept. 11th , 2011
11:00am Mass at Mary, Queen of Heaven in Jacksonville, FL
5:00PM Evening Mass at San Juan Del Rio Church in Jacksonville, FL
We will start the 40-day Preparation for the Consecration on Nov. 5, 2011 and will make the Consecration on Dec. 8, 2011, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, with all of the members of the AFC Family who are on 5 Continents. Any questions, please call Betty and Barry Hurtz at 904-363-2002.
To learn more about this consecration, please go to www.FamilyHoliness.com. All of the resources that you need are online for FREE!