Discuss with your pastor the significance of every family offering this prayer of family consecration, and ask his permission to share the Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards at Masses on the first Sunday after Christmas, or another appropriate Sunday.
Speak to pastors and chaplains on the best way to share how the Holy Family serves as an ideal model for the families of your parish. Some chaplains may simply wish to explain this teaching in their homilies or sermons, while others may wish the council to sponsor a guest speaker to come to the parish.
Order the Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards (#10371) for distribution at your parish. Order enough cards to share with every family in your parish, and distribute them before Mass.
Recite this prayer together as a parish family on the first Sunday after Christmas, traditionally celebrated as the feast of the Holy Family. Ideally, the celebrant should invite all those present to make the act of consecration together after the closing prayer and just before the final blessing.
To assist your council in organizing your parish’s Consecration to the Holy Family, the following materials are available from the Supreme Council.