Consecration to the Holy Family
our most loving Redeemer,
who having come to enlighten the world
with Thy teaching and example,
didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home in Nazareth,
thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families,
graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day.
Do Thou defend us,
guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace,
and concord in Christian love:
in order that,
by conforming ourselves to the divine pattern of Thy family,
we may be able,
all of us without exception,
to attain to eternal happiness.
dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us,
by thy kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus,
and obtain for us His graces and blessings.
O Saint Joseph,
most holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal necessities;
that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus,
together with Mary and thee,
for all eternity.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be (three times each).