June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart represents Christ's love for all mankind, and our devotion to it is an expression of our faith in His mercy.
On June 1, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics everywhere to renew their devotion to the Sacred Heart during the month of June.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, I place my trust in you.
Invocation to the Sacred Heart
O Heart of love,
I put all my trust in Thee;
for I fear all things
from my own weakness,
but I hope for all things
from Thy goodness.
To the Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist
O most Sacred, most loving Heart of Jesus, Thou art concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and Thou beatest for us still. Now as then Thou sayest, Desiderio desideravi—"With desire I have desired." I worship Thee then with all my best love and awe, with my fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will. O my God, when Thou dost condescend to allow me to receive Thee, to eat and drink Thee, and Thou for a while dost take up Thy abode within me, O make my heart beat with Thy Heart. Purify it of all that is earthly, all that is proud and sensual, all that is hard and cruel, of all perversity, of all disorder, of all deadness. So fill it with Thee that neither the events of the day nor the circumstances of the time may have power to ruffle it, but that in Thy love and Thy fear it may have peace.
Act of Love to the Sacred Heart
Reveal Thy Sacred Heart to me, O Jesus, and show me Its attractions. Unite me to It for ever. Grant that all my aspirations and all the beats of my heart, which cease not even while I sleep, may be a testimonial to Thee of my love for Thee and may say to Thee: Yes, Lord, I am all Thine; the pledge of my allegiance to Thee rests ever in my heart and will never cease to be there. Do Thou accept the slight amount of good that I do and be graciously pleased to repair all my wrongdoing; so that I may be able to bless Thee in time and in eternity. Amen.
For the Help of the Sacred Heart
Take away, O my Jesus, the blindness of my heart, that I may know Thee; take away the hardness of my heart, that I may fear Thee; take away the coldness of my heart, that I may resist everything that is contrary to Thy will; take away its heavy, earthly sluggishness and selfishness, that I may be capable of heroic sacrifice for Thy glory, and for the souls whom Thou has redeemed with Thy own most precious blood. Amen.
My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for my sins, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the needs of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.
Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart
I, [state your name], give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ my person and my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being save to honor, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart.
This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him.
I therefore take Thee, O Sacred Heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life, and my sure refuge at the hour of death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God Thy Father, and turn away from me the strokes of His righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in Thee for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Thy goodness and bounty.
Do Thou consume in me all that can displease Thee or resist Thy holy will; let Thy pure love imprint Thee so deeply upon my heart, that I shall nevermore be able to forget Thee or to be separated from Thee; may I obtain from all Thy loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Thee, for in Thee I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in very bondage to Thee. Amen.
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions For June 2017
National Leaders:That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is June 12th
Memorare to the Sacred Heart
Remember, O most sweet Jesus, that no one who has had recourse to Thy Sacred Heart, implored its help, or sought its mercy was ever abandoned. Encouraged with confidence, O tenderest of hearts, we present ourselves before Thee, crushed beneath the weight of our sins. In our misery, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, despise not our simple prayers, but mercifully grant our requests. Amen.
In the apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus gives these twelve promises for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart.
The Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary for those devoted to His Sacred Heart:
1.I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2.I will establish peace in their families.
3.I will console them in all their troubles.
4.They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
5.I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6.Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7.Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8.Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9.I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10.I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
11.Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
12.The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
"Look at this Heart which has loved men so much, and yet men do not want to love Me in return. Through you My divine Heart wishes to spread its love everywhere on earth."
"Behold this Heart which has loved men so much, and yet men do not want to love Me in return.
Through you My divine Heart wishes to spread its love everywhere on earth."
- Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary
O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
Litany to the Sacred Head of Jesus
Lord, Have Mercy on Us.
Christ, Have Mercy on Us.
Lord Have Mercy on Us.
Jesus, Graciously Hear Us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have Mercy on Us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, Have Mercy on Us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have Mercy on Us.
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Saints of the Month
6/01 St Justin
For his staunch adherence to the Christian religion, Justin was beheaded in Rome in 165.
6/02 Sts Marcellinus and Peter
Marcellinus was a priest and Peter was an exorcist...
6/03 Sts Charles Lwanga and Companions
Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa.
6/04 St Francis Caracciolo
At age 22 Francis developed a troublesome skin disease resembling leprosy.
6/05 St Boniface
Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk.
6/06 St Norbert
St. Norbert founded a religious Order known as the Praemonstratensians or the Norbertines.
6/07 Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter
Called to serve his country as a Nazi solider.
6/08 St William of York
Born into a powerful family in 12th-century England, William seemed destined for great things.
6/09 St Ephrem
He had a prolific pen, and his writings best illumine his holiness.
6/10 BL Joachima
She lost the home where her children grew up, her husband and, finally, her health.
6/11 St Barnabas
Barnabas comes as close as anyone outside the Twelve to being a full-fledged apostle.
6/12 Bl Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland
Jolenta was the daughter of Bela IV, King of Hungary.
6/13 St Anthony of Padua
The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of Anthony’s life.
6/14 St Joseph the Hymnographer
He reportedly possessed the "gift of discernment" because of which Photius appointed him the spiritual father and confessor for priests.
6/15 Servant of God Orlando Catanii Under Saint Francis' guidance, Orlando completely detached himself from worldly goods.
6/16 St John Francis Regis
The last four years of his life were spent preaching and in organizing social services.
6/17 St Albert Chmielowski
He founded the Brothers of the Third Order of Saint Francis, Servants to the Poor.
6/18 St Gregory Barbarigo
He had been a successful Bishop of Bergamo, and Pope Alexander VII had promoted him to the Cardinalate in 1660.
6/19 St Romuald
He founded the Order of the Camaldolese Benedictines, uniting a monastic and hermit life.
6/20 BL Conor O'Devany
Bishop and Martyr was taken by the English authorities to a scaffold in Dublin to be executed on a trumped-up charge of treason.
6/21 St Aloysius Gonzaga
As a son of a princely family, he grew up in royal courts and army camps.
6/22 St Thomas More
An intensely spiritual man, he would not support the king’s divorce from Catherine...
6/23 St John Fisher
He was a man of learning, associated with the intellectuals and political leaders of his day.
6/24 Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist
His purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus.
6/25 St William of Vercelli
While at Montevergine, William of Vercelli is stated as having performed miracles.
6/26 St Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer
He sensed early in life that he had a vocation to the priesthood.
6/27 St Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the Church, began his career as archbishop of Alexandria.
6/28 St Irenaeus
The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century.
6/29 Sts Peter and Paul
We would probably go to confession to Peter sooner than to any of the other apostles.
6/30 Bl Raymond Lull
He dedicate his life to working for the conversion of the Muslims in North Africa.