Devotion to our Blessed Mother and her rosary are the continuous heartbeat of the Marian Prayer Group. We give one hour a week to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, and include the following consecration in our prayers:
Parish Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Most Blessed Virgin, Immaculate Queen and our Mother Mary, refuge and consolation of all miserable creatures; prostrate before your throne, we the parishioners of the Church of the Nativity choose you for Our Lady, Mother and Advocate with God. We consecrate this parish, with all who belong to it, forever to your service, and beseech you, O Mother of God, to receive us into the number of your servants, by taking us all under your protection, helping us in life, and still more at the hour of death. O Mother of Mercy, we appoint you as Lady and Ruler of our whole parish, of our interests, and of all our affairs. Disdain not to take charge of them; dispose of all as it pleases you. Bless us, then, and all the Church of the Nativity parishioners and do not permit that any of us should offend your Son. Defend us in temptations, deliver us from dangers, provide for us in our necessities, counsel us in our doubts, comfort us in our afflictions, assist us in our infirmities, and especially in the sorrows of death. Never all the devil to glory in having in his chains any of us who are now consecrated to you; but grant that we may go to heaven to thank you, and together with you praise and love Jesus our Redeemer for all eternity. Amen.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart, and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate the Church of the Nativity to you and to your Immaculate Heart, and recommend to you all the parishes of our nation and the world.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us and all parishes as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth, and of our parish, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King.
Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism, kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of the Christian life, and an ardent zeal for souls, and for the holiness of family life.
We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love; inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed your own Immaculate Heart.
Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through our parish make the Heart of Jesus rule and triumph in every family and parish in the world. Amen.
We invite you to join us Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chapel. Many people have come with prayers of petition or thanksgiving and find a true peace.
Contact: Ann Friel, (732) 403-4955 or AnnFriel14@gmail.com