May 1 – COVID-19 & Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

In the Catholic Church, May is traditionally a month dedicated to the devotion to Mary. Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church) is a title officially given to Mary during the Second Vatican Council by Pope Paul VI. Regina Mundi (Queen of the World) was the name that the Marion Fathers who founded our Parish in 1959 gave to our faith community’s Church. 

In solidarity with a number of Episcopal Conferences throughout the world, all Bishops have been invited to consecrate their individual dioceses and eparchies to Mary, Mother of the Church on Friday, May 1, 2020, seeking her maternal intercession during the Coronavirus pandemic. His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, will consecrate the Diocese of Hamilton to Mary, Mother of the Church, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. Priests are invited to consecrate their respective Parishes and other institutions that they serve. Families and individuals are likewise invited to consecrate themselves and their homes to Mary, Mother of the Church, as they pray for her maternal protection during this pandemic.

Fr Adam will be consecrating Regina Mundi parish to Mary on Friday, May 1, during Mass at 10:00 am. He encourages all parishioners to consecrate themselves and their families to Mary as well, using the prayers from the Diocesan website.

To learn more about the Consecration of the Hamilton Diocese to the Blessed Virgin, and how you and your family may be entrusted to Our Blessed Mother, please click the following link:

Mary, Queen of the World… Pray for us.
Mary, Mother of the Church … Pray for us.