Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo
History: On Sunday, October 8, 2000, at the conclusion of the Jubilee of the Bishops, Pope John Paul II and the bishops entrusted themselves and the Church in the new millennium to Mary.
1. "Woman, behold your Son!" (Jn 19:26).
As we near the end of this Jubilee Year,
when you, O Mother, have offered us Jesus anew,
the blessed fruit of your womb most pure,
the Word made flesh, the world's Redeemer,
we hear more clearly the sweet echo of his words
entrusting us to you, making you our Mother:
"Woman, behold your Son!"
When he entrusted to you the Apostle John,
and with him the children of the Church and all people,
Christ did not diminish but affirmed anew
the role which is his alone as the Saviour of the world.
You are the splendour which in no way dims the light of Christ,
for you exist in him and through him.
Everything in you is fiat: you are the Immaculate One,
through you there shines the fullness of grace.
Here, then, are your children, gathered before you
at the dawn of the new millennium.
The Church today, through the voice of the Successor of Peter,
in union with so many Pastors assembled here
from every corner of the world,
seeks refuge in your motherly protection
and trustingly begs your intercession
as she faces the challenges which lie hidden in the future.

2. In this year of grace, countless people have known
the overflowing joy of the mercy
which the Father has given us in Christ.
In the particular Churches throughout the world,
and still more in this centre of Christianity,
the widest array of people have accepted this gift.
Here the enthusiasm of the young rang out,
here the sick have lifted up their prayer.
Here have gathered priests and religious,
artists and journalists,
workers and people of learning,
children and adults,
and all have acknowledged in your beloved Son
the Word of God made flesh in your womb.
O Mother, intercede for us,
that the fruits of this Year will not be lost
and that the seeds of grace will grow
to the full measure of the holiness
to which we are all called.

3. Today we wish to entrust to you the future that awaits us,
and we ask you to be with us on our way.
We are the men and women of an extraordinary time,
exhilarating yet full of contradictions.
Humanity now has instruments of unprecedented power:
we can turn this world into a garden,
or reduce it to a pile of rubble.
We have devised the astounding capacity
to intervene in the very well-springs of life:
man can use this power for good, within the bounds of the moral law,
or he can succumb to the short-sighted pride
of a science which accepts no limits,
but tramples on the respect due to every human being.
Today as never before in the past,
humanity stands at a crossroads.
And once again, O Virgin Most Holy,
salvation lies fully and uniquely in Jesus, your Son.

4. Therefore, O Mother, like the Apostle John,
we wish to take you into our home (cf. Jn 19:27),
that we may learn from you to become like your Son.
"Woman, behold your son!"
Here we stand before you
to entrust to your maternal care
ourselves, the Church, the entire world.
Plead for us with your beloved Son
that he may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of truth which is the fountain of life.
Receive the Spirit for us and with us,
as happened in the first community gathered round you
in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (cf. Acts 1:14).
May the Spirit open our hearts to justice and love,
and guide people and nations to mutual understanding
and a firm desire for peace.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn,
and those born into poverty and suffering,
the young in search of meaning,
the unemployed,
and those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all troubled families,
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope.

5. O Mother, you know the sufferings
and hopes of the Church and the world:
come to the aid of your children in the daily trials
which life brings to each one,
and grant that, thanks to the efforts of all,
the darkness will not prevail over the light.
To you, Dawn of Salvation, we commit
our journey through the new Millennium,
so that with you as guide
all people may know Christ,
the light of the world and its only Saviour,
who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit
for ever and ever.
Amen.

More Acts of Prayers


Showing 1 - 306 of 306
Accion De Gracias Cantico De Los Tres Jovenes An Act of Abandonment (by Saint Francis De Sales) An Act of Abandonment to Divine Providence An Act of Abandonment to Divine Providence (by Saint Jane Frances De Chantal.) Act of Adoration Act of Adoration # 1 Act of Adoration # 1 Act of Adoration # 2 Act of Adoration # 2 Act of Adoration # 3 Act of Adoration # 4 Act of Adoration #2 Act of Adoration #3 Act of Adoration and Praise after Communion Act of Adoration and Praise After Communion Act of Adoration and Reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Act of Adoration and Reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Act of Adoration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Act of Adoration and Thanksgiving for the Benefits Accrued from the Incarnation Act of Adoration and Thanksgiving for the Benefits Accrued From the Incarnation Act of Adroation #5 Act of Charity Act of Charity # 1 Act of Charity # 1 Act of Charity # 2 Act of Charity # 2 Act of Charity #2 Act of Charity before Holy Communion Act of Charity Before Holy Communion Act of Confidence Act of Confidence Act of Confidence Act of Consecration to Saint Anne Act of Consecration to Saint Anne Act of Consecration to Saint Anne Act of Consecration to Saint Anne Act of Consecration to the Blessed Trinity Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin (for Infants at Time of Baptism) Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin (For infants at time of Baptism) - Fr. Noel le Mire, S.M. and adapted by W. Cole, S.M. Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin (For infants at time of Baptism) - Fr. Noel le Mire, S.M. and adapted by W. Cole, S.M. Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary Act of Consecration of a Christian Family to the Holy Family Act of Consecration of a Christian Family to the Holy Family Act of Consecration of a Christian Family to the Holy Family #2 Act of Consecration of a Christian Family to the Holy Family #3 Act of Consecration to the Holy Family Act of Consecration to the Holy Family Act of Consecration to the Holy Family Act of Consecration to the Holy Family Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (by Pope Pius Xi) Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 1 Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 1 (st. Louis De Montfort's Consecration) Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 2 Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 3 (for Children) Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 4 Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 5 Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Religious and Laity). Act of Consecration to Jesus Act of Consecration to Jesus Act of Consecration to Jesus Act of Consecration to Jesus Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Act of Consecration to the Most Precious Blood Act of Consecration to the Most Precious Blood Act of Consecration to the Most Precious Blood An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 1 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 1 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 1 (for Children) An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 1 by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 4 Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 5 Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus # 6 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #1 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #2 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #3 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #4 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #5 An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #6 Act of Contrition Act of Contrition Act of Contrition Act of Contrition Act of Contrition Act of Contrition # 1 Act of Contrition # 1 Act of Contrition # 10 Act of Contrition # 11 Act of Contrition # 2 Act of Contrition # 2 Act of Contrition # 3 Act of Contrition # 3 Act of Contrition # 4 Act of Contrition # 4 Act of Contrition # 5 Act of Contrition # 5 Act of Contrition # 6 Act of Contrition # 6 by St. Gertrude Act of Contrition # 7 Act of Contrition # 8 Act of Contrition # 9 Act of Contrition #1 Act of Contrition #10 Act of Contrition #2 Act of Contrition #3 Act of Contrition #4 Act of Contrition #5 Act of Contrition #6 Act of Contrition #7 Act of Contrition #7 Act of Contrition #8 Act of Contrition #9 Act of Contrition (Authorized for usage in England) Act of Contrition (authorized for Usage in England) Act of Contrition (Authorized for usage in Ireland) Act of Contrition (authorized for Usage in Ireland) Act of Contrition Before Holy Communion # 1 Act of Contrition Before Holy Communion # 2 Act of Contrition before Holy Communion #1 Act of Contrition before Holy Communion #2 Act of Contrition, Hope, and Confidence before Holy Communion Act of Contrition, Hope and Confidence Before Holy Communion Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King (iesu Dulcissime, Redemptor) Act of Dedication to the Human Race to Jesus Christ King - (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor) Act of Dedication to the Human Race to Jesus Christ King - Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor Act of Desire Act of Desire Act of Desire An Act of Desire An Act of Desire (2) Act of Divine Praises Act of Divine Presence Act of Entrustment to Mary Act of Entrustment to Mary Act of Faith Act of Faith
Act of Faith # 1 Act of Faith # 2 Act of Faith # 3 Act of Faith # 4 Act of Faith # 5 (before the Real Presence) Act of Faith #1 Act of Faith #2 Act of Faith #3 Act of Faith #4 Act of Faith #5 (Before The Real Presence) Act of Faith #6 Act of Faith (Authorized for use in England) Act of Faith (Authorized for use in Ireland) Act of Faith ...in the Real Presence Act of Faith and Adoration before Holy Communion #1 Act of Faith and Adoration before Holy Communion #2 Act of Faith before Holy Communion Act of Hope Act of Hope Act of Hope # 1 Act of Hope # 2 Act of Hope # 3 Act of Hope #1 Act of Hope #2 Act of Hope #3 Act of Hope #4 Act of Hope #4 - Saint Augustine of Hippo Act of Hope (Authorized for use in England) Act of Hope (Authorized for use in Ireland) Act of Hope and Confidence after Holy Communion #1 Act of Hope before Holy Communion #1 Act of Hope before Holy Communion #2 Act of Humility Act of Humility # 1 Act of Humility # 2 Act of Humility #1 Act of Humility #2 Act of Humility and Confidence before Holy Communion Act of Humility after Holy Communion Act of Humility after Holy Communion Act of Humility before Holy Communion #2 Act of Love Act of Love Act of Love Act of Love # 1 Act of Love # 2 Act of Love # 3 Act of Love # 4 Act of Love # 5 Act of Love #1 Act of Love #2 Act of Love #3 Act of Love #4 Act of Love #5 Act of Love and Desire before Holy Communion #1 Act of Love and Desire before Holy Communion #2 Act of Oblation to the Blessed Virgin Mary Act of Oblation before Holy Mass Act of Oblation to the Sacred Heart Act of Oblation to the Sacred Heart Act of Oblation to the Sacred Heart Act of Oblation to the Sacred Heart Act of Offering Act of Offering # 1 Act of Offering # 2 Act of Offering #1 Act of Offering #2 Act of Offering #3 Act of Petition Act of Petition Act of Petition (by. Saint Augustine of Hippo.) Act of Petition - Saint Augustine of Hippo Act of Petition after Holy Communion Act of Reparation for Blasphemie Uttered against the Holy Name of Jesus Act of Reparation for the First Saturdays of the Month Act of Reparation for the First Saturdays of the Month Act of Reparation for the First Saturdays of the Months Act of Reparation before Holy Communion Act of Reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Act of Reparation to the Most Blessed Sacrament Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #1 Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #2 Act of Resignation Act of Resignation Act of Resignation Act of the Right Intention Act of the Right Intention Act of the Right Intention Act of Right Intention Act of Self-Consecration after Holy Communion Act of Sorrow Act of Sorrow Act of Spiritual Communion Act of Spiritual Communion # 2 Act of Spiritual Communion # 3 Act of Spiritual Communion #1 Act of Spiritual Communion #2 Act of Spiritual Communion #3 Act of Spiritual Communion #4 Act of Thanksgiving #1 Act of Thanksgiving #2 An Act of Thanksgiving for the Blessings of the Past Year Act of Thansgiving #1 Act of Thansgiving #2 Act of Thansgiving after Holy Communion #1 Act of Thansgiving after Holy Communion #2 Act of Thansgiving after Holy Communion #3 Act of Thansgiving after Holy Communion #4 Act of Union with Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary after Holy Communion Acts of Divine Praises Acts of Divine Praises Prayer for Ash Wednesday (2) The Catholic Prayer - A Special Act of Sorrow Prayer for Choosing a State of Life # 2 Christ, the Way of Conversion Communion, and Solidarity in America Prayer of the Christian Farmer Christmas Prayer # 3 Christmas Prayer # 4 Christmas Anticipation Prayer Christmas Dawn Prayer # 2 A Christmas Day Prayer Christmas Prayer Christmas Vigil Prayer # 2 Collect for the Feast of Saint Bibiana Collect for the Feast of Saint Gorgonius Consecration of the Church and the World to the Blessed Virgin Mary Consecration of a Family # 1 Consecration of a Family # 1 Pt 2 Consecration of a Family # 2 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Consecration to Our Lady of Sorrows Consecration to Mary Consecration to the Trinity A Prayer of Contrition Easter Acts of Consecration Easter Acts of Consecration Eucharistic Act of Faith Gift of light The Holy Cross of God Lenten Prayer Prayer to the Most Holy Wounds an Act of Contrition Oracion De San Ambrosio Penitential Prayer of St. Ambrose of Milan Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine Prayer of Pope Pius Xii The Rosary in French To the Sacred Heart of Jesus A Short Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Teach us to forgive Prayer of Thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus During the Last Service On the Closing Day of a Catholic Church. This is love A prayer for those who have no joy on St. Valentine's Day A Prayer for Those Who Work On Christmas Day.

More Prayers

A Guide for Confession

Celebrate the Sacrament of Penance today. Read our Confession Guide.




Light a Virtual Prayer Candle

Four things to know about your candle on Catholic Online:

  1. Your candle will serve as a symbol of your sincere and prayerful intentions.
  2. Our prayer community will join you in prayer, multiplying the voices in petition with you.
  3. Your candle can be shared with friends and family, if you wish.
  4. These candles are perfect for loved ones, as memorials, and for those in need who are far away.
Light your own Candle


Prayer of the Day

In Time of Danger

O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of such great perils, that, by reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright, grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer for our sins we may overcome through Thine assistance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. continue reading

More Prayer of the Day
September 2014
S M T W T F S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930

Prayer Cards by Catholic Shopping .com

In the centuries old Catholic tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional cards for the use of the faithful. Prayer cards have an endless amount of use and make wonderful gifts and keepsakes.

More Prayer Cards


Daily Prayers by E-Mail

Prayer Requests newsletter icon

Get involved and pray for the intentions of those offering up their prayers! Join together to embrace and remember our brothers and sisters with their prayer intentions. 5 days / week. See Sample


Required


Pick a Prayer Section


Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49
35 Someone may ask: How are dead people raised, and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 56:10-12, 13-14
10 In God whose word I praise, in Yahweh whose word I ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 8:4-15
4 With a large crowd gathering and people from every ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 20th, 2014 Image

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions
September 20: Feastday: September 20 The evangelization of Korea began ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter