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1 FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Friday 27 th June, 2003

2 Jesus our Divine Friend has a Love for us and for all peoples, that is always compassionate and merciful, especially those who are suffering and in pain. This is the heart of what we are celebrating on this Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

3 To celebrate this Feast of the Sacred Heart, there will be a concelebrated Mass at St Ignatius Church (Kings Road, Singapore) Friday, 27 th June 2003, 6.00 pm The Jesuits in Singapore and families who have been consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will renew their consecration during the Mass; all present will pray the Prayer of Reparation. ALL ARE WELCOME!

4 All of us have pictures of our family and loved ones in our homes and even at our places of work. These pictures help us to remember them... with affection Why not have a picture of our Divine Lord in our homes so that the image of His Sacred Heart can remind us of Jesus’ infinite compassion and mercy for all of us?

5 This formal religious ceremony of placing the image of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in the home is called “Enthronement” In this “Enthronement” prayer ceremony, the whole family gathers with a priest to invite Christ to be the King and Head of their home. The family then commit themselves to live and love one another in Christ’s Love who watches them with deep compassion, mercy and love.

6 Personal Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee. I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants. Amen.. -- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque For those who wish to make A personal consecration to The Sacred Heart, you may say the prayer and offer yourself to the Lord.

7 C onsecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus I, (name) give myself to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I consecrate to Him my person and my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that henceforth I shall be unwilling to make use of any part of my being except for the honor, love, and glory of the Sacred Heart. My unchanging purpose is to be all His and to do all things for the love of Him while renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him. I take you, O Sacred Heart, as the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, the assurance of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all my faults, and the sure refuge at my death. O Heart of goodness, be my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger. O Heart of love, I place all my trust in you, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from your goodness and bounty. Consume in me all that can displease you or resist your holy Will. Let your pure love in print you so deeply upon my heart that I shall nevermore be able to forget you or be separated from you. May I obtain from all your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in you, for I desire to place in you all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in virtual bondage to you. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

8 Promises - I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life. - I will establish peace in their houses. - I will comfort them in all their afflictions. - I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death. The promises of our Lord for those devoted to His Sacred Heart. Conveyed in 1672 to St Margaret Mary Alacoque, (*These 12 promises of the Sacred Heart are actually concise interpretations of the Abundant blessings and benefits, to those who would accept Jesus’ request for consecration and reparation.)

9 Promises - I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings. - Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy. - Tepid souls shall grow fervent. - Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection. - I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

10 Promises - I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts. - Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out. - I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love grant to all those who communicate on First Friday in nine consecutive months grace of final penitence; they shall not in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this lost moment.

11 To RECEIVE (brief) daily reflection on the Gospel us at : us at : (For our classification purpose, please give us your: Name, address; gender (male/female), country) All information will be kept confidential) From this daily you can then access our Jesuit website at: (find out more about spiritual matters and information on the Jesuits etc.)

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