WASHINGTON, D.C. – This coming Friday, March 25—the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mother—Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will take place during a penitential celebration presided over by the pope in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. Rome time.
The Bishop of Rome has invited all bishops and priests throughout the world to join him in the consecration preferably at the same hour. In union with the pope, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will include the prayer of consecration on Friday during a noon Mass in the Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 101 McNair Road, Building 480, Fort Myer, VA.
The Memorial Chapel has seating capacity for 712. Although U.S. Military identification is required for military personnel to enter the Joint Base, the general public may also attend the Mass by going to the Hatfield Gate on Washington Boulevard at Second Street South, Fort Myer, VA, and proceeding from there to the Visitors Center for a one-day pass. Visitors 16 and older must bring some form of government-issued identification such as a driver’s license and are advised to arrive up to an hour before the noon Mass to clear entry procedures. The Mass will be livestreamed at Facebook.com/jbmhhrso/ or Facebook.com/milarchusa.