June: the Month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

06-01-2021Monthly Devotions

June is the Month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. During this month we will again have the Sacred Heart of Jesus Altar up front with votive candles. These candles with the $10.00 offering can be lit asking the Sacred Heart of Jesus to protect you and loved ones. The votive candle represents our special intentions we bring to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

During this month gather your family around the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your home and renew your Family Consecration to the Sacred Heart. The following Consecration Prayer can be used:

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December: A Beautiful Advent/Christmas Devotion

12-17-2020Monthly DevotionsArchbishop Fulton Sheen and Pope St. Paul VI Mysterium Fidei

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324). Our worship of our Eucharistic Lord, Jesus — fully and completely present under the consecrated species of bread and wine — con- tinues outside of the celebration of Mass when the Sacred Hosts are reserved in the tabernacle for adoration.

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November: Month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

11-01-2020Monthly Devotions

Christian Charity moves us to pray and offer sacrifices for our family members, friends and benefactors who may still be in Purgatory before they enter the Beatific Vision of God in heaven.

A plenary indulgence may be gained for the Holy Souls by

  1. Every day in the month of November, if one makes a visit to a church and recites the Our Father and the Apostles Creed and fulfill the ordinary requirements of Confessions, Communion, prayer for the pope’s intention, and give up all attachment to sin, even the slightest venial sins. (See requirements below)
  2. Everyday in the month of November, a plenary indulgence may be granted for the dead, if the Christian faithful devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the dead. And also fulfill the ordinary requirements for a plenary indulgence. (See requirements below)
  3. The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by reciting prayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary. (These people must have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible. See requirements below)
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October: the month of the Holy Rosary

10-01-2020Monthly Devotions

The rosary is an invitation to experience the grace of Mary’s spiritual motherhood as she leads us to her Son, Jesus. For this reason, it has been an invaluable source of countless spiritual graces for the saints. Remember, every time you pray the rosary you are given the privilege and honor of pronouncing the holy name of Jesus more than 50 times.

The wealth of spiritual graces offered through the rosary comes not from the multiplication of prayers (see Matthew 6:7) but from the imitation of Christ through obedience to the Father’s will, according to the example of the Blessed Mother.

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May: the Month Dedicated to the Blessed Mother

05-01-2020Monthly Devotions

The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1).

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