Join us in celebrating and consecrating our parish to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We will have a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction before Mass. At Mass, we will also be praying for the Sanctification of Priests as part of the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.
Friday, June 8th
Holy Hour starts at 4:00 pm
Mass starts at 5:15 pm
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Excerpt from the Bulletin
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
written by Terri Huff
The Church, during the month of June, gives us the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart devotion is rooted in the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the account of the Last Supper St. John decides to draw close to the chest of the Savior, thus remaining close to the Heart of Jesus rather than being preoccupied with the events unfolding around him. In the example of John we see the importance of being rooted in an awareness of the presence of Christ, most notably signified by His heart, in our daily lives. In the example of St. John we should strive to glorify Christ in our thoughts, actions, and intentions.
We cannot serve one whom we do not love and we cannot love one whom we do not know. By drawing close to Our Lord’s Sacred Heart we are drawing close to the very center of all that defines reality. Enthroning Our Lord’s Sacred Heart in your life, in your home, and in your family is a great step towards coming to know, to love and to serve Jesus Christ.
Perhaps the most recognized saint in the Church regarding the Sacred Heart is St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. She was a nun of the Visitation Order, living in a cloister in Paray-le-Monial, France. In the years between 1673 and 1675, she experienced many visions of the Sacred Heart. She saw His Heart engulfed in flames and surrounded by thorns and heard His gentle voice:
“Behold this Heart, which has loved so much but has received nothing but coldness, indifference, and ingratitude in return.”
St. Margaret Mary understood the infinite love which the Sacred Heart symbolized. She responded to this love with a desire to make up for the lack of love which was shown to Him. This is the meaning she gave to reparation. From her cloister, St. Margaret Mary promoted the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart, First Friday Devotions, and the Holy Hour of Reparation. Jesus told St. Margaret Mary that He would bless each home where an image of His Sacred Heart is exposed and honored. She is perhaps best known for the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart which she received in her visions.
The “12 Promises” of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary:
1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
2. I will give peace in their families and will unite families that are divided.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.
5. I will bestow the blessings of Heaven on all their enterprises.
6. Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall rise quickly to great perfection.
9. I will bless those places wherein the image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored and will imprint My love on the hearts of those who would wear this image on their person. I will also destroy in them all disordered movements.
10. I will give to priests who are animated by a tender devotion to my Divine Heart the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be effaced.
12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they will not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.