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Consecration provides needed grace

June 22, 2017
Mary Bordi
La Honda

I’m so glad that Richard Morasci (Letters, June 8) reminded us of the consecration of the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – even if he did sound rather dismissive. Perhaps he is unaware of the graces that flow from the act of consecration? The consecration of the world has been done, even multiple times, by previous popes!

In what way does consecration of the archdiocese hinder our care for the homeless? My parish was recently consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We also reach out to the homeless as much as our limited resources allow. Parishes vary in what they can accomplish depending on their demographics, size and location.

May God bless St. Boniface parish for the work they do. The laity provides the on-the-ground power for these works of mercy, whether care of the homeless, the elderly, immigrants, the work of prison ministry, the promotion of life issues, etc. We need all the graces we can get! Consecration of the world, the country, the diocese, the parish, the family or the individual, does not take resources away from these works. On the contrary, it strengthens our ability to act.

Remember, the primary goal of the church is to get us to heaven.

The archdiocese has some great information about the consecration on its website: https://sfarchdiocese.org/home/archdiocese/consecration-of-the-archdiocese.

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