The First Friday of the Month, and on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Based on the promises made by Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary, and by Our Lady to the children of Fatima.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, look down upon us

 humbly prostrate before Thee to adore Thee,

 to praise Thee, to thank Thee,

 to repair our past offenses and to consecrate ourselves to Thy Love. 

Remembering Thy Divine promises and those of Thy most Immaculate Mother, 

we say to Thee with the utmost confidence:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary:- 

give us all the graces necessary in our state of life, 

establish peace in our homes, 

comfort us in all our afflictions, 

be our secure refuge during life, and above all in death, 

bestow abundant blessings upon all our undertakings, 

may sinners find in Thy Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy

may tepid souls become fervent, 

may fervent souls quickly mount to high perfection, 

bless every place in which an image of Thy Sacred Heart 

and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is exposed and honoured

give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts

write in Thy Heart, never to be effaced, 

the names of those who promote devotion to Thy Sacred Heart

 and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 

grant to those who go to Communion on the first Friday

 in nine consecutive months, 

and to those who make the five first Saturdays, 

the grace of final penitence; 

grant that they shall not die in Thy disgrace 

nor without receiving the Sacraments.  

Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 

reign in spite of Satan and of all the efforts of Thy enemies.  

Lord, Thou hast made us these promises.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place in Thee all our confidence,

 fearing all things of our weakness 

and hoping all things in Thy kindness.

 Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

 be the sole Object of our love, 

the Protector of our life, the Support of our weakness, 

the Remedy of our inconsistency, the Repairer of all our sins, 

the Assurance of our salvation and our sure Refuge

 at the hour of death. 


  Why Go To Church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a
newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go
to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now,"
he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something
like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't
remember a single one of them.. So, I think I'm
wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by
giving sermons at all."

This started an interesting discussion in the "Letters to the
Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It
went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my
wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life
of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single
one of those meals. But I do know this... They all
nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do
my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I
Would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not
gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually
dead today!" 
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!