Saint Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT

"Intercession", an icon by contemporary iconographer Sviatoslav Vladyka (Lviv, Ukraine)
Intercession, by contemporary Ukrainian iconographer Sviatoslav Vladyka


March 17- 24

Daily @ 12:00 noon – Novena preparing for the consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

March 25       

@ 11:45 am – final day of the Novena before the consecration

@ 12:00 pm – live broadcast of the Pope’s Consecration

@   5:30 pm – Divine Liturgy (Mass) for peace in Ukraine


Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Marty on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, at 5:00 pm (12:00 pm EDT)


In 1917 Our Lady of Fatima requested that the Pope consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. If done, peace would follow. Pope John Paull II made the consecration in 1984 and a period of peace followed. However, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine, explained: “That time of peace is over now, so we need to repeat the act of consecration of Russia and Ukraine.” Recently, with war raging in their land, the bishops of Ukraine appealed to the Pope for a renewed consecration. The holy father agreed and has scheduled the Act of Consecration for March 25, 2022


Archbishop Mokrzycki: All of the Catholic bishops of Ukraine, both Greek-Catholic and Roman Catholic, will make the consecration in their Cathedrals on March 25th after leading their faithful in a novena preparing for the consecration, beginning on March 17. “[W]e would be very grateful if the whole Church around the world would join us in prayer for this intention.”