Jun. 1, 2019

June 2019

June is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Sacred Heart and the Most Blessed Sacrament

“Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy. Tepid souls shall grow fervent. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.”

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was officially recognized and approved by Pope Clement XIII in 1765, seventy-five years after the death of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to whom Christ appeared and revealed His Sacred Heart as a symbol of His love for mankind. In 1794, Pope Pius VI issued a decree approving the devotion and granting indulgences to those who practice it. On June 11, 1899, in what he referred to as "the great act" of his pontificate, Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated all mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:

1. "I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life."
2. "I will establish peace in their homes."
3. "I will comfort them in their afflictions."
4. "I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death."
5. "I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings."
6. "Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy."
7. "Tepid souls shall grow fervent."
8. "Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection."
9. "I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored."
10. "I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts."
11. "Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."
12. "I promise thee 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 shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."

 

Click here, for how to fulfill the Nine First Fridays Devotion to the Sacred Heart.

 

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Heart of Jesus, infinitely holy and merciful Heart, I give myself to thee without reserve, and for ever. I abandon to thy care my present and my future; under thy protection, and for thy greater glory, I wish to commence, continue, and terminate all my actions. I confide to thy love every day of my life, and will repeat every morning, in union with the holy sacrifice of the mass, this filial consecration. Thy Heart, O Jesus, shall henceforth be my consolation. I will invoke it in my trials, in my difficulties, in my fears. Banish from my mind every desire, every resolution and action which is not conformable to thy holy will. Suffer me not to yield to temptation, preserve me in purity of heart; be thou to me a buckler against my own weakness every moment of my life, be thou my help in death, and my reward in eternity. Amen.

Jesus, most charitable, Jesus, meek and humble of heart, forgive our sins, give thy peace to our souls, remember us in thy kingdom!

May the Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, render my heart like unto thine.

Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866

 

AN ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

O adorable heart of my Saviour Jesus, loving heart of my good master, how great is thy tenderness to have remained for me in the divine Eucharist! Alas, thy creatures forget thy love, despise thy complaints, and withdraw themselves from thee; forgetting that, in thy agony in the garden, thou didst endure all bitterness of our sins. We now again by our inequities renew thy sorrows. Thou languishes here with love and sadness, and how few think of thee, care for thee, or are touched by thy loneliness. Let me at least, sensible to thy sorrows, listen to thy tender complaint, for I desire to repair the outrages which are unceasingly directed against thee. Prostrate, annihilated in spirit before the holy tabernacle in which thou dost display thy love, I beseech thee to pardon my sins, and those of the whole world, for their contempt and indifference, their insults and their sacrilege. If I cannot wash away with my blood my own faults, and those of all thy guilty children, may I at least silently weep over the outrages of which thou art the victim. Oh that I could dispose of the hearts of all mankind, and fill them with regret and gratitude, in order to offer them to thy love as the only homage which it desires to receive. Lord Jesus, I offer myself as holocaust. Behold my heart, purify it, consume it with love, sacrifice it to thy will, that henceforth I may love thee only, and live only to love thee. Guard thou my heart, lest I should reclaim it, hide it in thy wounds as in a safe asylum, so that there I may live and die in order to be united to thee for ever. Amen!

Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866

 

A PRAYER TO THE AGONISING HEART OF JESUS

O most merciful Jesus, thou who art inflamed with so ardent a love for souls, I conjure thee by the agony of thy sacred heart, and by the dolours of thy immaculate mother, to purify in thy blood all sinners throughout the world who are now in their agony, and who will to-day depart this life.

Agonising heart of Jesus, have mercy on the dying.

Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866

 

Below listed are the feasts falling in June 2019:

June 1: FIRST SATURDAY/St. Angela Merici Virgin, Double.

 

June 2: VI Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Marcellinus, Peter, and Erasmus Bishop, Martyrs.

June 3: Mass of the Season

June 4: St. Francis Caracciolo Confessor, Double.

June 5: St. Boniface Bishop and Martyr, Double.

June 6: St. Norbert Bishop and Confessor, Double.

June 7: FIRST FRIDAY/Mass of the Season.

June 8: Vigil of Whitsunday (Pentecost), Double (Fasting & Partial Abstinence).

 

June 9: Whit Sunday (Pentecost) with an Octave, Double of the I Class.

June 10: Whit Monday, Double.

June 11: Whit Tuesday, Double.

June 12: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.

June 13: Whit Thursday, Double.

June 14: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.

June 15: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.

 

June 16: Holy Trinity Sunday, Double of the I Class.

(THE TIME AFTER PENTECOST)

June 17: Mass of the Season

June 18: St. Ephraem Syrus Deacon, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Mark and Marcellianus Martyrs.

June 19: St. Juliana Falconieri Virgin, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Gervase and Protase Martyrs.

June 20: Corpus Christi, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of St. Silverius Pope and Martyr.

June 21: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Confessor, Double.

June 22: St. Paulinus Bishop and Confessor, Double.

 

June 23: II Sunday after Pentecost, Double.

June 24: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Double of the I Class.

June 25: St. William (of Monte-Vergine), Abbot, Double.

June 26: Ss. John and Paul Martyrs, Double.

June 27: Mass of the Season.

June 28: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of St. Irenaeus Bishop and Martyr; Commemoration of the Vigil of Ss. Peter and Paul.

June 29: Ss. Peter and Paul Apostles, Double of the I Class.

 

June 30: III Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Paul Apostle; Commemoration of St. Peter Apostle.

 

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be thou my love.
(300 days' indulgence)