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Our Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

     Margaret Mary Alacoque was born in 1687 in France and became a nun. Jesus appeared to her and He showed her his Sacred Heart in several visions. He revealed that the flames around the heart represented Jesus’ burning love for all people, including the “sinners” as well as those more “saintly.” The crown of thorns represented the sacrifices He made on the cross for all of us so that our sins would be forgiven. In Jesus’ Sacred Heart are the blessings of grace, peace, consolation, refuge, mercy, faith, love, mercy, grace, sanctity, and salvation.

     The Feast of the Sacred Heart has been in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar since 1856, and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. As Pentecost is always celebrated on Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart always falls on a Friday.


     Our parish being faithful to the practice of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, holds Adoration on the first Friday of the month beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. when Mass begins. Please come join us with an hour of your time and He will give you an assured refuge in HIs Sacred Heart during life and especially when death approaches. 

     In 1673, the Sacred Heart of Jesus gave to St. Margaret Mary the following twelve promises to those whose souls are devoted to Him.

The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

        1.      I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

        2.      I will establish peace in their home.

        3.      I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

        4.      I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death.

        5.      I will betow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.

        6.      Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of                      mercy.

        7.      Tepid souls shall become fervent.

        8.      Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

        9.      I will bless every place in which an image of My Heart shall be                            exposed and honored.

        10.    I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

        11.    Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in                    my Heart.
        12.    I promise you in the excess mercy of My Heart that My all powerful love will grant to all who receive love will grant to all who receive Holy Communion on the First  Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance, and that  they shall  not die under My displeasure nor without receiving the Sacraments.My Heart shall be their assured refuge at the last hour.