Consecration to the Holy Family


O Jesus, our most loving Savior, who deigned to come into the world from heaven, not only to enlighten it by teaching and by your example and to save it by death, but also to spend the greater part of life in humble obedience to Mary and Joseph in the obscurity of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the home which is the model of all Christian homes: graciously receive this family which consecrates itself to you this day. Protect us and maintain in us, all through life, your holy fear and love and true harmony and charity among ourselves, so that we may imitate your Holy Family, be one in heart and soul on earth, and obtain eternal happiness and glory with you in heaven.

O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus and Our Mother, by your merciful intercession deign to make this humble dedication acceptable to Jesus Christ so that we may obtain His grace to be a truly Christian family.

St. Joseph, guardian and supporter of Jesus and Mary, help us with your powerful prayers in all our corporal and spiritual needs, and especially at the hour of our death, so that we may one day be united in heaven with you to praise and love Jesus and Mary forever and ever.