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June 2019 Bulletin

Troubled by the many afflictions of modern life? Discover the greatest source of spiritual and temporal help, graces and blessings in the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the essential prayers and acts, including the “First Friday”and the “Nine Fridays” promises.

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“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

SATURDAY, 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. First Saturday.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND – SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION. Saints Peter and Marcellinus 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.

MONDAY, JUNE 3RD – Saint Clotilde, Queen, 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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH – Saint Francis Caracciolo was born in 1563, a member of a noble Neapolitan family. Though he had a rare skin disease, much like leprosy, Francis became a priest, at which time his skin disease disappeared. In 1588, he co-founded the Minor Clerks Regular and spent the rest of his life as the superior.

THURSDAY, 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH – Saint Robert of Newminster. Last Day of School. Join us for the Eighth Grade Graduation and Awards Ceremony which will take place in MacIsaac Hall after 8:30 Mass this morning. Have a safe and happy summer! First Friday!

SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH – 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 today for the 2019 Immaculate Heart of Mary School Commencement Exercises for: Patrick Anderson, Mark Dion, Paul Jeon, Martin Nguyen and Andrew Smith. 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 2019!

WEDNESDAY, 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. Ember Day.

THURSDAY, 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH – Saint Germaine was the daughter of a poor farmer who lived near Toulouse in France. She was born with a deformed hand and was afflicted with the disease of scrofula. Her mother died when she was an infant and her father married a cruel woman who treated Saint Germaine harshly, even exiling her to the barn. Germaine delighted to roam among the children of her town, and tell them about Jesus and Mary. She died when she was only twenty-two years old. Feastday of Sr. Mary Germaine, MICM.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH – 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. 

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH – 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.

FRIDAY, 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. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND – Saint John Fisher was the only bishop of the English realm to refuse to take the oath of succession which approved Henry VIII’s illicit marriage to Ann. He was imprisoned in the Tower in April 1534. The next year he was made a Cardinal by Paul III and Henry retaliated by having him beheaded within a month.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD – 2ND SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION. Saint Joseph Cafasso.

MONDAY, 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. Remember that you are nothing; your own will and your own desires can only lead to misery and sin. Therefore sacrifice every day one of your natural inclinations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and learn little by little to lose yourself in Him. Feastday of Sr. Marie-Jean, MICM.

THURSDAY, 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH – 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 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. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH – 3RD SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION. 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.


Prayer Request!

Please keep the summer youth apostolates of Morning Star Girls Camps and Montfort Boys Camps in your prayers during these summer months! Thank you!