What is Consecration?
For the faithful who seek new life through Our Lord Jesus Christ, consecration is the commitment of ones life to God through worship, prayer, service and vocation. It is the simple act of trust by giving our lives, our joys and our sufferings, to Jesus Christ and his Divine Mercy. It is the certainty, that faith gives us, of knowing that God is merciful; that he wants our return to him; that he waits for us in our repentance and reconciliation; that there is no sin greater than his mercy for us; and that our lives are made new in the promises fulfilled through the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
What Does It Mean to Have Faith in God's Mercy?
That we know God's mercy is with us through his Son, Jesus Christ, so that whatever this life holds for us, we are strengthened, we are enlightened, and we are made new by the sacrifice of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
"We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
The LORD’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; They are renewed each morning—great is your faithfulness! Lamentations 3:22-23
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you
who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,
to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.
In this you rejoice, although now for a little while
you may have to suffer through various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire,
may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Although you have not seen him you love him;
even though you do not see him now yet believe in him,
you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9
How Do I Begin a Formal Consecration?
Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted The Catholic Church in order to guard and proclaim the gospel to all men that through her efforts she may bring Christ to every man for the salvation of the world (CCC 748). Our parish offers several resources, ministries, and evangeliztion efforts to assist you in growing your faith and supporting your consecration efforts, visit our Ministries pages: https://www.gscatholic.org/ministries or contact us at [email protected]