Faith SR

Feast of the Sacred Heart: June 11

This year, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated on Friday, June 11. This feast day is observed in the Catholic Church on the 19th day after Pentecost and is a day that we celebrate, remember, and give thanks for Christ's abundant love and mercy. The Society of the Sacred Heart US-C Province is inviting the whole Sacred Heart family to a prayer service to celebrate virtually along with Provincial Sheila Hammond, RSCJ and the Religious of the Sacred Heart at 5:30 pm-6:00 pm on June 11. More info and registration.>

Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

It is also a tradition in the Church and in the Society of the Sacred Heart to pray a Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A novena is a prayer over the course of nine days for a specific intention. Superior General Sr. Barbara Dawson, RSCJ has invited all members of the Sacred Heart family to pray a Novena of Confidence in the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 2-10). Sr. Dawson's letter and video. Each day we will pray the following prayer: 

O Lord Jesus Christ,
To your most Sacred Heart, I confide:
June 2: Our suffering world
June 3: Countries at war
June 4: The migrants and refugees
June 5: The impoverished and most vulnerable
June 6: The sick and dying
June 7: Those who have lost their jobs
June 8: Our beloved ones
June 9: Our next Chapter
June 10: Vocations
Only look upon me and then do what your Sacred Heart inspires. 
Let your Sacred Heart decide.
I count on it, I trust in it, I throw myself on Your mercy,
Lord Jesus! You will not fail me.

Mass Resources

Digital Mass
If you wish to share in the experience of participating in the Mass, here is a list of Live Streamed & Recorded Masses and Prayers in the Archdiocese of Washington

Spiritual Communion

If you miss receiving Communion, you might try praying an Act of Spiritual Communion, such as this one composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:  

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

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