On this beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, we honor our Blessed Mother and her faithful YES to God’s plan to bear the Son of God. May we constantly pray for the grace to say YES to God’s will in our own lives that allows the Kingdom of God to be present in our midst.

On this special day, Archbishop Gomez has asked all of the faithful of the Archdiocese to join Pope Francis in praying the special prayer of the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Russia and Ukraine. Please click on this link for the text: https://www.usccb.org/prayers/act-consecration-immaculate-heart-mary-russia-and-ukraine

and join me in praying this prayer starting at 6:57 in the video.

May our Blessed Mother, the Queen of Peace, bring peace to all hearts and all parts of the world as we say YES to God’s perfect plan in our lives.