The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a beautiful reflection – an antidote if you will – for a secular and self-centered world. This month, we focus on Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart, the symbol of God’s infinite love, His own self-sacrificing love for all men, and source of the tender compassion so evident in the gospels. Christ’s Divine Heart is aflame with a love that is infectious and meant to set the whole world on fire, to ignite our own tepid faith and awaken love in hearts grown cold and ungrateful.
The Sacred Heart is the real, physical Heart of Jesus; the Heart that beat at the moment of the Incarnation; the Heart that loves us so deeply that He poured out His blood to the last drop on upon the cross; that same Heart, now glorious in Heaven and yet still present in the Blessed Sacrament. This month, in short, is about the source and summit of our faith and the precious gift of a love so great, we cannot fathom its depths.
This month is the perfect opportunity to storm Heaven with your prayers for family and friends that have perhaps grown tepid in faith or fallen away. It is also a wonderful time to prepare your family for Enthronement to the Sacred Heart or to renew your consecration.
In 2019, June is a busy month. We have:
- Whitsunday (Pentecost)
- Ember days
- Corpus Christi
- the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- and some wonderful saints as well!
I happen to really like this free calendar, provided by TridentineCatholic.com. I print a copy of each month and use it to prepare my month’s celebrations and family devotions. Hopefully, you will find it useful too.
Here is a free printable version of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Ceremony for your use.