Dowry Rededication


29th March 2020 @ 11:00 - national Event

The Re-dedication
of England as the Dowry of Mary


The Re-dedication in 2020
On Sunday 29th March at 12 noon, The Re-dedication will take place throughout the country.
As King Richard II once gave England as a gift to Our Lady, so we are invited to give ourselves, as the people of this country, to Mary. We respond to this invitation on the day of Re-dedication in two ways; by making a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

Our personal promise brings us closer to Mary, the first disciple of Christ. In this we unite in her joy by following her openness to God’s call. Our communal entrustment unites us together as the people of our country in prayer, by renewing the vows of dedication made to Mary by our ancestors.

Join in by finding your local host or signing up to be a host at www.behold2020.com.


Below is the outline for the Liturgical Schedule at the Shrine for the period covering the Dowry Rededication 2020. All events are in the Chapel of Reconciliation unless stated otherwise.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - The Annunciation of the Lord
11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:00 am - Rosary
11:45 am - Personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary for those who have followed the 33 Days to Morning Glory programme starting on 21st February 2020
Noon - Solemn Holy Mass
2:00 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
3:00 pm - Solemn Vespers, Benediction and Procession to Slipper Chapel

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Start of Triduum of Prayer in Preparation for the Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary
10:00 am - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise
10:30 am - Sung Litany of the Saints and Martyrs of England, with an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of the English Saints
11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:15 am - Rosary of Intercession
Noon - Solemn Mass of Exposition followed by continuous Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
2:15 pm - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet
5:00 pm - Evening Prayer
6:00 pm - Angelus followed by Rosary of Intercession
10:00 pm - Compline
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues throughout the night

Friday 27th March 2020
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues throughout the day except for during the 12 Noon Holy Mass
9:00 am - Angelus & Morning Prayer
10:00 am - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
10:30 am - Rosary of Reparation – Sorrowful Mysteries
11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Noon - Solemn Holy Mass
2:00 pm - Prayer during the Day
2:15 pm - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet and led Holy Hour
5:00 pm - Evening Prayer
6:00 pm - Angelus
10:00 pm - Compline Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues throughout the night

Saturday 28th March 2020
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues throughout the day until 11:30am
9:00 am - Angelus & Morning Prayer
10:00 am - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
10:15 am - Rosary of Reparation
11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:15 am - Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Noon - Solemn Holy Mass
2:00 pm - Stations of the Cross with Our Lady
2:15 pm - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet & Opportunity to venerate the Relic of the True Cross
4:00 pm - Adoration, Torchlight Blessed Sacrament Procession around the Shrine Grounds (weather permitting), Sung Vespers and Benediction
6:00 pm - Angelus & Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

Sunday 29th March 2020 - The Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary
9:00 am - Angelus & Morning Prayer
10:00 am - Led Reflection on preparing for the Angelus Promise (Welcome Centre/Pilgrim Hall)
10:30 am - Rosary of Intercession
11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Noon - Solemn Holy Mass 2:15 pm - Procession along the Holy Mile from the Catholic Shrine to the Abbey Grounds with the formal Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary on arrival at the original Shrine site

Please note that some elements of the programme may be subject to change.





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