It is my great joy to report that tonight, Thursday, May 30th, 2013 - “Vigil of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary” - at 7 PM (EST) the Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami will offer a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Mary for the consecration of the City of Miami to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
At the Mass, organized by the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide and concelebrated with the Very Reverend Christopher Marino, Rector of the Cathedral, will also be present the Honorable Mayor of the City of Miami Tomás Regalado.
Miami is the 42nd largest city proper in the United States, and Miami’s metropolitan area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States. Internationally, Miami is numbered as an alpha global city. The Archidioecesis Miamiensis, under the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, is shepherded by the Archbishop along with 428 priests and 160 permanent deacons, joined by 50 religious brothers and 300 religious sisters for a Catholic population of 1,300,000 in 118 parishes and missions.
When we consecrate ourselves to God, a pact is established between the Father and His child. It is an act that will never be broken by God. It is a bond of love and protection. Consecration is the personal offering of ourselves and everything we have to God. The Consecration of the City of Miami is a historical event where Archbishop Thomas Wenski will place the city and its citizens into the loving hands of God.
You can read the official press release and follow the live video stream from 7 PM (EST) on the Archdiocese website, here.