FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020
CATHOLIC STUDENTS IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER, AS OUR NATION IS REDEDICATED TO HER
Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, this afternoon led our Nation in the re-consecration of the United States to Mary, the Mother of the Church, on this first day of May, the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The prayer service was broadcast live on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel NET-TV and was streamed live on the Diocese of Brooklyn Facebook page.
Prior to the broadcast, NET-TV aired a special 3-minute video showing Catholic school students from throughout Brooklyn and Queens paying tribute to the Blessed Mother. The video which begins with a student singing “Hail Mary – Gentle Woman,” features photos of students crowning statues of Mary at their homes, and continues with a compilation of students praying the Hail Mary. The video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/414045179
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined the bishops and faithful in Canada who today also consecrated their country to Mary. This moment of unified prayer served as a powerful reminder to pray the Rosary during this time at home, either in isolation or with our families. During this pandemic, we pray to Mary, the Mother of God, asking for peace and blessings upon those who are sick and those who have died, those who are risking their lives for others, and those working to find a cure for COVID-19.