Pope Francis has officially invited the Church to join him in “a solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine in particular, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” on Friday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
He states in part that, “This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace.”
In response to the Pope’s request, on Friday, March 25 at Noon, St. Mary’s will have a Holy Hour to pray for Ukraine and the conflict with Russia as we call upon the Lord for peace.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 12:00 p.m., followed by the Rosary and Litany to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Quiet time will follow until 12:45 p.m. when the Act of Consecration Prayer will be prayed with Benediction, ending the Holy Hour. 
The Pope encourages all to pray the prayer throughout the day in union with one another