Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico


Consecration to MaryFrom Rev. Fr. Mark Granito;

Holy Child Parish, under Mary's motherly protection, brings the promise of great graces.

Since 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's appearance to the children in Fatima, let us make a resolution: To consecrate ourselves this year as a parish to Jesus, through Mary.

Pope Francis tells us, "The Virgin offers us her Son as the beginning of a new life." "If we take him in our arms and let ourselves be embraced by him, he will bring us unending peace of heart."

The book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, is a deceptively simple way for us to consecrate to Mary. In 2017 choose a feast day of our Mother on which to consecrate; back up 33 days to determine when to begin. Over 33 days, the book offers little meditations to read, one per day, and to ponder. We will be like Mary, who "pondered all these things and kept them in her heart" (Lk 2:19).

On or close to the feast day, we will consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary. The feast days below fall on Saturdays so we can consecrate together on Sunday at the 1:15 rosary!

Fr. Michael Gaitley's 6 videos (on FORMED) are designed to accompany his book -- and us, on this journey.

I encourage us as a parish to commit to this consecration to Jesus through Mary. Let's change our lives forever.


There are a number of choices in 2017 for your consideration for a feast day. Here are some for the first part of the year. Other dates will be offered as needed. When you choose your consecration starting date please leave your email address in San José Hall after the Mass.

Choose the Feast of Mary on which you'd like to consecrate:

  • Begin Apr. 10 – Consecration: Sat. May 13 – Our Lady of Fatima
  • Begin Apr. 28 – Consecration: Sat. May 31 – The Visitation
  • Begin July 13 – Consecration: Sat. Aug. 15 – The Assumption

Choose a time and location if you are interested in meeting weekly with others.

  • Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in San José Hall.
  • If you are doing this on your own, with family or with friends, go to FORMED, "Programs," and scroll down to "Hearts Afire Parish-based programs." Click "33 Days to Morning Glory." Scroll down and view the weekly videos Fr. Gailey has created to support the preperation for consecration. (If you haven't setup your parish login click here.)
  • Registration available after Mass in San José Hall.
Our Lady of Fatima Consecration

Would you like to begin preparation on April 10 to CONSECRATE on May 13? April 10 is 33 DAYS from the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13. Books and booklets of 33 Days to Morning Glory are available after the Masses on the weekends. Stop and chat with someone who has just completed the consecration.

Benefits: enjoy and learn from others in discussing the questions related to each day's "pondering." Delight in Fr. Gaitley's videos that support the pondering in your heart. Link with friends and meet new folks. Of course you can also do this in your home: give us your email and we will send you the questions each week. If you have registered for FORMED, you have access to the videos. Join a group or prepare on your own; your life will never be the same.