Act of Consecration for a Parish or a School

The consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a testimony of her sovereignty; a loyal submission to her authority; a filial and constant love in return; a commitment to work towards the establishment of her royalty in God’s kingdom, which is the Church, so that she may be loved, venerated, and served by each one of us in the family, in society, and in the world.”
Pius XII in the radio message at the Crowning of our Lady of Fatima - May 13, 1946


O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Heart of Jesus, our Queen and our Mother! Look down with mercy upon this [parish/school]. We wish to show thee our filial love and to render to thee our homage by this solemn act.

We come to offer thee our whole being, body and soul, faculties and senses, our life with all its sorrows and joys, all that we possess, all that we are, all that we love.

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and Mother of all men! We consecrate ourselves and our [parish/school] to thy Immaculate Heart. Receive us as thy children.

May thy Heart be for all us priests, teachers and catechists, parents and children, young people, adult and elderly, healthy and sick, absent, present and fallen away the path that leads to God.

Reign over us, O Beloved Mother, so that we may be thine both in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.

O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the flood of pride, impurity and paganism of which thou didst complain so bitterly at Fatima.

From this moment, thou art named Queen and Mother of this [parish/school]. Look after our spiritual and temporal well-being, hear our prayers and console us in the sorrows and tribulations of this life and particularly at the hour of our death.

We want to call down upon our families and [parish/school], our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

On our part, we promise to imitate thy virtues in a spirit of reparation and penance, by a true Christian life, by frequent confessions and holy Communions, by fervent participation in the divine Liturgy, by attentive study of the catechism without regard to human respect.

O Queen of the Holy Rosary, we promise to offer thee the prayer of the rosary each day.

We accept now, all the sacrifices that a Christian life will impose on us, and we offer them to the Heart of Jesus, by thy Immaculate Heart, in union with the Mass of thy divine Son.

O Mother of fair love, inflame in our hearts, [parish/school] and homes, with the divine fire to keep us faithful to our duty of state and to become, with the grace of God, zealous apostles towards our neighbors and poor sinners by our example, our sacrifices and prayers, bringing them to the practice of the true Faith.

May the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, together with thy reign, enter this [parish/school], our Queen and our Mother, so that living truly consecrated to thy love and service, we may one day deserve eternal happiness in the presence of the Holy Trinity. Amen.