Consecrate your life to Jesus through Mary
with “33 days to morning glory”
by fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Join your parish family at Mary Immaculate as we step deeper into our patronage and enhance our spiritual life by consecrating our lives to Jesus through Mary.
While you can consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary any time of any day as many times as you want, it is traditional to spend 33 days in prayer and preparation for the day of consecration, which typically falls on a Marian feast day. We have selected December 8th as our day of Consecration because it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, from whom we receive special blessings because she is our Patroness and namesake
Ways to Participate
There are many ways that you can prepare yourself for the big day of Consecration! Daily prayer and meditation is is essential for those who desire to journey towards consecration. Please feel free to mix-and-match the following devotions, commending yourself to whatever fits into your daily routine.
Here are some recommended ways to pray:
Follow the 33 days to morning glory book
Fr. Michael Gaitley includes in his book a schedule for daily prayers and meditation that help you to prepare your heart and mind to live a life more closely devoted to Christ through the heart of Mary his mother. Follow this easy to use book, and you’ll be ready to Consecrate your life to Jesus through Mary with us come December 8th!
Can’t find a book, or don’t have a copy? You can listen to the daily meditations by clicking below.
Listen to a daily Podcast
Have a long commute? Listen to a podcast on your drive! Click below for a daily podcast with prayerful discussion on the day’s theme for the Consecration.
Join a Weekly Discussion Group at Mary Immaculate
You are invited to join us every Wednesday from November 7th through December 5th for a discussion group with your Mary Immaculate family! We will be spending time in prayer and fellowship every Wednesday morning and evening for those who wish to journey towards consecration together as a community. The morning sessions will be held from 9:30AM-10:30AM, and the evening sessions will be from 7:00PM-8:00PM. While we do ask for you to register, feel free to come as you are able, whenever you can make it!
Can’t make it to a discussion group? View the video we’ll be discussing on FORMED!
Calendar of Events:
Nov. 4th | 6:00PM | Parish Hall
Join us after the 5pm Mass in the Parish Hall to pick up your book(s) and meet with those who will be journeying with you towards Consecration.
Weekly Discussion Group
Wednesdays, Nov. 7th - dec. 5th
Morning Sessions: 9:30am-10:30AM, Prayer House
Evening Sessions: 7:00PM-8:00PM, Prayer House
We will have optional weekly discussion groups for those who desire to share the journey with their peers and grow in community. Come to one of the weeks, or all of them! The group is here to support you along your journey.
Saturday, Dec. 8th, 12:00PM Mass
The Consecration will take place during the Homily of the 12:00 Feast Day Mass of Mary, the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Michael Forge will invite those who desire to make their consecration to recite the prayer of consecration together after the homily and receive a special blessing. After the Mass, we will have a grand party for the whole family to celebrate and learn more about the Patroness of our Church, Mary Immaculate!!!