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June: the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.
June Devotion: The Sacred Heart
Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The month of June is set apart for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. "From among all the proofs of the infinite goodness of our Savior none stands out more prominently than the fact that, as the love of the faithful grew cold, He, Divine Love Itself, gave Himself to us to be honored by a very special devotion and that the rich treasury of the Church was thrown wide open in the interests of that devotion." These words of Pope Pius XI refer to the Sacred Heart Devotion, which in its present form dates from the revelations given to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673-75.
The devotion consists in the divine worship of the human heart of Christ, which is united to His divinity and which is a symbol of His love for us. The aim of the devotion is to make our Lord king over our hearts by prompting them to return love to Him (especially through an act of consecration by which we offer to the Heart of Jesus both ourselves and all that belongs to us) and to make reparation for our ingratitude to God.
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. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART
Devotion to the Sacred Heart was the characteristic note of the piety of Saint Gertrude the Great (1256-1302), Benedictine nun and renowned mystic. She was, in fact, the first great exponent of devotion to the Sacred Heart. In our efforts to honor the Heart of Jesus we have this prayer as a model for our own: Hail! O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and quickening source of eternal life, infinite treasure of the Divinity, and burning furnace of divine love. Thou art my refuge and my sanctuary, 0 my amiable Savior. Consume my heart with that burning fire with which Thine is ever inflamed. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Thy love, and let my heart be so united with Thine, that our wills may be one, and mine in all things be conformed to Thine. May Thy divine will be equally the standard and rule of all my desires and of all my actions. Amen. Saint Gertrude
FOR THE CHURCH
O most holy Heart of Jesus, shower Thy blessings in abundant measure upon Thy holy Church, upon the Supreme Pontiff and upon all the clergy; to the just grant perseverance; convert sinners; enlighten unbelievers; bless our relations, friends and benefactors; assist the dying; deliver the holy souls in purgatory; and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Thy love. Amen.
A PRAYER OF TRUST
O God, who didst in wondrous manner reveal to the virgin, Margaret Mary, the unsearchable riches of Thy Heart, grant that loving Thee, after her example, in all things and above all things, we may in Thy Heart find our abiding home. Roman Missal
ACT OF LOVE
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; pledge of my allegiance to Thee rests ever in my heart will never cease to be there. Do Thou accept the slight amount of good that I do and be graciously pleased to repair all m] wrong-doing; so that I may be able to bless Thee in time and in eternity. Amen. Cardinal Merry del Val
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 it mercy was ever abandoned. Encouraged with confidence, O tenderest of hearts, we present ourselves before Thee, crushes beneath the weight of our sins. In our misery, O Sacred Hear. of Jesus, despise not our simple prayers, but mercifully grant our requests.
(Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O'Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954)
Focus on the Liturgy
The readings for the Sundays in June 2016, are taken from St. Luke and are from Year C, Cycle 2.
June 5th - 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- Jesus raises the son of the widow of Nain to life.
June 12th - 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- The Gospel presents the story of St. Mary Magdalene washing the feet of Jesus.
June 19th - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- Jesus says, "take up your cross and follow Me."
June 26th - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of June 2016
Universal: That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life. (See also Apostleship of Prayer International Website)
Feasts for June
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of June are:
1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
4. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Memorial
5. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
6. Norbert, Opt. Mem.
9. Ephrem, Opt. Mem.
11. Barnabas, Memorial
12. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
13. Anthony of Padua, Memorial
19. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
21. Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
24. Nativity of John the Baptist, Solemnity
26. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
27. Cyril of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
28. Irenaeus, Memorial
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.
Catholic Youth Day at Kennywood
Tue, Jul 8, 10:45am
Tickets are only $20 for this awesome day of faith in the park. Day starts at 10:45 with music led by Bob Lesnefsky, a talk by Dave VanVickle and Mass at 11:15, all at pavilion #5. For more information and to place ticket orders, please visit catholicyouthday.com.
Canadian Shrines Pilgrimage
Please join us on our spiritual journey to the “Shrines of Canada”. We will visit Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Youngstown N.Y. and Kateri Tekakawitha Shrine, south of Montreal. We will stay on the grounds at Cap De Madeleine in Trois Riveres, and visit Blessed Father Frederick’s Shrine. We will visit the Old Village of Quebec. While at St Anne de Beaupre, we will stay at Basilica Inn on the Shrine property. We will also visit St. Joseph Oratory –Montreal and Our Lady of Victory-Lackawanna, N.Y.
$695 Price includes Campbell motorcoach, lodging, meals, taxes and tips for the busdriver. Passport or passcard needed.
One of the pickup stops is here at Holy Trinity Church.
Annual St. Columbkille Holy Name Society Rich Ivcic Golf Outing
Mon, Aug 1
at the Fort Cherry Golf Course
The cost this year is $80 per golfer, $75 if paid by Wed, Jun 15. Registration begins at 7:30am with shotgun start at 8:30am. The outing includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, hot dog and chips at the turn, prizes, and dinner at the church hall (Imperial, PA). The goal is to raise money for the West Allegheny Food Pantry. If you would like to sponsor a hole, a tee box marker can be purchased at a cost of $60 per sign. Men and women are welcome to join us for this worthy cause.
For more information contact Arthur Hilgert at email@example.com.
2nd Annual Day Retreat for Mothers
Sat, Aug 6
Join mothers from all over the Diocese at Gilmary Retreat Center to celebrate the power of Spiritual Freedom in Motherhood! Come and learn from Fr. Joe Freedy, celebrant and homilist for Holy Mass, and Elizabeth Ficocelli, an award-winning Catholic author and regular guest on EWTN. Registration is open NOW — with an Early Bird special price of $40/person during the month of May, in honor of Our Lady! After May, cost will increase to $50/person.
Festival dates Wed, Jul 27 - Sat, Jul 30
Volunteers NeededRead more
White Elephant Donations
- JUL 1
We are in need of people to fill the 3:30-4:30am hour on Saturday morning.Read more
- JUL 2
Food donations and monetary donations are appreciated.Read more
- JUL 10
- OCT 8
to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DCRead more