June 2017 Bulletin

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For all Catholic men and women, families and young people troubled by the many afflictions of modern life, discover the greatest source of spiritual and temporal help, graces and blessings for those who truly love the Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and practice His requested Devotion with the essential prayers and acts, including the “First Friday”and the “Nine Fridays” promises.

“And He showed me that it was His great desire of being loved by men and of withdrawing them from the path of ruin into which Satan hurls such crowds of them, that made Him form the design of manifesting His Heart to men, with all the treasures of love, of mercy, of grace, of sanctification and salvation which it contains, in order that those who desire to render Him and procure for Him all the honor and love possible, might themselves be abundantly enriched with those divine treasures of which this Heart is the source.

“He should be honored under the figure of this Heart of flesh, and its image should be exposed…He promised me that wherever this image should be exposed with a view to showing it special honor, He would pour forth His blessings and graces. This devotion was the last effort of His love that He would grant to men in these latter ages, in order to withdraw them from the empire of Satan which He desired to destroy, and thus to introduce them into the sweet liberty of the rule of His love, which He wished to restore in the hearts of all those who should embrace this devotion.”…. “The devotion is so pleasing to Him that He can refuse nothing to those who practice it.”
(From the Revelations of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Aloque)


The Month of June is Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST – Saint Angela Merici gathered a group of girl students and began what would become the Institute of Saint Ursula (Ursuline Sisters), founded to teach children, beginning with religion and later expanding into secular topics.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND – Saints Peter and Marcellinus. Marcellinus, a priest, and Peter, an exorcist, were arrested during the persecution by Diocletian. The two Romans saw their imprisonment as an opportunity to evangelize and converted their jailer and his wife and daughter. The jailer and his family were  then  crushed to death while Marcellinus and Peter were led to the forest and told to clear brambles from the place of their  execution. They were beheaded secretly so that their  bodies wouldn't be venerated. The executioner, however, divulged the location of the bodies to two Christian women who buried them. First Friday in June!

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD – Saint Clotilde, Queen. The daughter of King Chilperic of Burgundy, Clotilde married King Clovis of the Franks while he was still a pagan; she brought him to the Faith. After her husband’s death, her three sons fought for years over the kingdom. To escape the constant murder and intrigue, she retired to Tours, France, where she spent the rest of her life caring for the poor and sick. First Saturday!

SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH – PENTECOST SUNDAY. On Pentecost Sunday, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, they were granted the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which helped them fulfill their mission to preach the Gospel to all nations. For us, too, those Gifts – granted when we are infused with sanctifying grace, the life of God in our souls –help us to live a truly Catholic life. Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Profession for Brother Anthony Marie with a piece of cake after 9:15 a.m. Mass. Formal reception by invitation only.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH – Saint Norbert. Even with the aid of a number of men who joined his Order, Norbert realized that nothing could be effectively done without God’s power. Finding this help especially in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, he and his Norbertines praised God for success in converting heretics, reconciling numerous enemies and rebuilding the Faith in indifferent believers.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH – Saint Robert of Newminster. Ember Day.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH – Our Lady Mother of Grace. What a beautiful feast of Our Lady to finish the Immaculate Heart of Mary School academic year! Last Day of School. Join us for the Eighth Grade Graduation and Awards Ceremony will take place in MacIsaac Hall after 8:30 Mass this morning. Have a nice summer!

SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH – Saint Margaret of Scotland was a blessing for all the people of Scotland. She worked to obtain good teachers and to have new churches built. She loved to make these churches beautiful for God’s glory. Ember Day.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH – TRINITY SUNDAY, officially called "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity," is one of the few celebrations of the Liturgical Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, we honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Join us today for the 2017 Immaculate Heart of Mary School Commencement Exercises. The ceremony, following 9:15 a.m. Mass, will take place in MacIsaac Hall. May the Immaculate Heart guide our graduates into their future and always keep them close to her! God bless you, Class of 2017!

MONDAY, JUNE 12TH – Saint John of San Fecundo is noted for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament; during Mass, he often saw the Host surrounded by light and sometimes had visions of Christ at the moment of Consecration.

TUESDAY, JUNE 13TH – Saint Anthony of Padua was a famous preacher and worker of miracles in his own day, and throughout the centuries since his death he has so generously come to the assistance of the faithful who invoke him, that he is known throughout the world. Feastday of Br. Anthony Marie, MICM. The second apparition at Fatima occurred on this day. Our Lady told the children to “continue saying the Rosary every day!”

THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH – CORPUS CHRISTI is not named for the divinity of Christ, nor for the soul of Christ, for those are not of this earth. Our Lord chose to name it for His Body, for It is of earth, to show us how closely He is united to us. He has abased and annihilated Himself in assuming this Body, by uniting Himself so closely to us. So we in turn, will strive to live continually in annihilation of ourselves, that He may give life to all our actions. Mass, Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:30 a.m. Today is also the feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, the feastday of Sr. Mary Germaine, MICM.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH – Saint Botolph. Few people are aware perhaps that the city of Boston derives its name from that of this saint. Saint Botolph was born in England around 610. In his youth he became a monk in Gaul and in 654 he returned to England and founded the monastery of Ikanhoe in East Anglia. Thereafter, the place came to be called “Botolphston” (from “Botolph’s town”), which was later contracted to “Boston.”

SUNDAY, JUNE 18TH – 2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Saint Ephrem was a teacher and deacon who wrote hymns to counteract the heresies rampant in his time.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH – The Irish Martyrs were dozens of people who have been sanctified in varying degrees for dying for their Roman Catholic faith between 1537 and 1714 in Ireland.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21ST – Saint Aloysius Gonzaga signed away his inheritance and became a Jesuit novice at the age of 18 and was noted for his virtue and purity. He caught the plague while tending to victims, and died at the age of 23.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD –  SACRED HEART OF JESUS. During this month dedicated to that most suffering and Sacred Heart, may we all grow in devotion to the Sacred Heart. May the image of that Divine Heart be ever before us and lovingly venerated. May we strive to give Him love for love, and especially strive to repair His outraged love by fervent reparation.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH –  Birth of Saint John the Baptist. He was great before God because he forgot himself and lived for Jesus Christ, Who is the source of all greatness. Feastday of Sr. Marie-Jean, MICM.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH –  3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Saint William of Mt. Vergine.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH – Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Pius IX told the Redemptorists to, “Make Our Mother of Perpetual Help known throughout the world.” The Redemptorists embraced this command wholeheartedly by distributing reproductions of her picture and talking about her in missions and homilies around the world. Their efforts yielded impressive results. By the turn of the century, ten thousand shrines and altars were dedicated to her in France, and devotions in her honor were observed all over America.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH – Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The Prince of the Apostles, Peter, still lives on in his successors, and rules and feeds the flock committed to him. The reality of our devotion to him is the surest test of the purity of our faith. We should say a special prayer every day of our lives for our Holy Father in Rome, Pope Francis, that Saint Peter may guide him, and the Holy Ghost inspire him in his works. Feastday of Br. Peter Mary, MICM. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH – Commemoration of Saint Paul. The interior life of Saint Paul lies open before us in his divinely inspired writings; it is the life of one who has died forever to himself, and risen again in Christ. “The heart of Paul is the Heart of Christ!” (St. John Chrysostom)


Prayers Requested for the safety and succes of our summer youth apostolates! Thank you!

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