On May 1, 2020, each bishop in Canada and the United States of America will consecrate their diocese individually to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to seek her protection for all the faithful, from the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
Priests, deacons, members of communities of consecrated life, families and individuals, are all encouraged to join their prayers in union with that of their bishop, in this consecration.
In the Archdiocese of Toronto, Cardinal Collins will be praying the Consecration to Mary on May 1 at the end of his 7:30 a.m. livestreamed Mass, before the final blessing. All are invited to join Cardinal Collins in praying the Consecration to Mary at the same time, as they view his livestream, available at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live.
Alternatively, the prayer may be said at any other time of the day on May 1.
The statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on this matter can be found at: www.cccb.ca – the conference has indicated that the prayer will be posted in the coming days and we will also post this information on the Spiritual Resources tab on our website at:www.archtoronto.org/covid19
A copy of the memo is here: