June is the month we rejoice in and celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus! This is because of the Divine Mercy of our Lord. The Blood and Water that poured for us all poured out for all sinners. We only need to ask for His Mercy, to trust in His Mercy, and to ask for the Spiritual Strength to be able to turn from our previous or current sins to begin new Life in Jesus. This is Metanoia, a complete change of mind and heart, a holy profound act of love for the Savior, and something all are Called to do. Jesus asks us to turn to Him when we are not living or acting in a way that is pleasing to the Lord, and especially in a state of mortal sin (or any venial sin!) so that we can remain in Him. So that we can all remain in a State of Grace, which is always possible with the help of our Lord and His Sanctifying Grace, His Mercy, and His Holy Spirit, which He grants to all who ask of Him with a sincere (contrite) heart. Divine Mercy is for all sinners, and for every generation. The Blood and Water which poured from His Heart, are also the Graces and Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist which poured over the world for Metanoia. For New Life. For Eternal Salvation. All given from the Lord Himself and written in the Gospels. We act on the Living Word of the Lord when we turn from sin and and follow the Lord. We act on the Word of the Lord when we turn toward the Lord to ask for His Mercy. We are so very loved by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Divine Mercy was and is outpoured for every generation and all to come. Our flesh is weak, but Jesus is never weak. Our spirit is willing but the Holy Spirit strengthens us from any state of sin to Spiritual Strength. There was never freedom in sin, or any state of sin, which leads to spiritual eternal death, we cannot use our free will to sin, for sin will always leads to death; an eternal separation from God the Father who wants us to turn toward Him. God gave us Free Will, but only acting on the Word of the Lord, in complete love of God the Father, God the Son and Gos the Holy Spirit, placing God first and loving one another as He has asked us to love, will lead to eternal life. Placing God first means to act in accordance with His Living Word, to attend Mass which is the Lord’s Mass, to begin our day in prayer and to receive His Son in the Eucharist which is what the Lord has asked us ALL to do. To do so, we must remain in a State of Grace, we must ask the Lord for His Divine Mercy wherever needed and ask for the Strength of the Holy Spirit to be able to overcome any sin. We are not meant to live a life of sin! We were Called to follow the Lord. For all belong to Him! Jesus gave us Baptism, and the Sacraments of Reconciliation, The Eucharistic Celebration, and even Confirmation which is the Strengthening and Seal of His Mighty and Holy Spirit that only God can place on us. Jesus Gave us His Body to consume, His Flesh brings Life to our Bodies. As it is written:
“ Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” John 6: 53-58
We rejoice in The Savior! We rejoice in His Sacred Heart! We rejoice in Baptism and Eucharist, in Divine Mercy and in His Holy Spirit, His Mighty Presence that grants us Sanctifying Grace and Spiritual Strength (and Spiritual Gifts to build the Kingdom of God!) in His Holy and Perfect Love! St. Padre Pio used this Sacred Heart Prayer daily for all who asked for prayers from him. This Sacred Heart Novena and prayer was given to St.Margaret Mary from our Lord, and the Lord gave St.Margaret Mary 12 Promises for all who have a Devotion to The Sacred Heart of our Lord! (I will add those promises here and the link for them as well):
The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary
(1) “I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
(2) I will establish peace in their homes.
(3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
(4) I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
(5) I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
(6) Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
(7) Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
(8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
(9) I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.
10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
(11) Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.
(12) I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.”
This is where “First Fridays” came from.
If you haven’t received or partaken in the Eucharist, or Baptism, or any of the Sacraments, CALL your local Catholic Parish, inquire and register for the very next Sacramental Prep Class (which is RCIA for adults and Sacramental Prep Class for children). The Transubstantiated and actual Body and Blood of our Lord can only be found in the Catholic Church, during each and every Mass. A true miracle awaits in every Mass! Come to Mass in the meantime regularly and faithfully, and ask the Lord for His Spiritual Strength to overcome any spiritual weakness or sin! No matter how powerless you may feel you are to sin, sin is no match for the Sacred Heart of Jesus! We are SO VERY LOVED by our Lord, give Him EVERYTHING, Even any thought that says “Well, I am this way because….” or “I just don’t feel that I could overcome this….” or “I am sorry but I just keep sinning before You….” or “I don’t feel worthy of Your Love…..” or even “I don’t feel heard…..” or even “I feel angry because ….” YOU ARE LOVED! You ARE Heard! And WE belong to Jesus! All belong to the Lord!
St. Padre Pio pray for us! St. Margaret Mary, pray for us! Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for us! All Saints and Angels led by St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!
“St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke Him we humbly pray, and do thou, of Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls!”
May the Lord bless all who read, and May all receive the Body and Blood of our Risen Lord! Here is the SACRED HEART NOVENA prayer. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/novena-prayer-to-the-sacred-heart-311
As we use this prayer daily, and in June all are invited to join the 9-day Novena to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are devoting our time to the Lord! To His Most Precious, Holy and Sacred Heart! Let’s all use this prayer regularly like St. Padre Pio and St. Margaret Mary. For the Lord loves as we come before Him. It is HE that welcomes us to Him when we come to Him, and the Lord is always listening! May the Lord BLESS our families and Strengthen us ALL to come before Him, asking for Mercy wherever needed, and ask for the Strength to overcome any spiritual weekends or sin. Jesus is with us!! Let’s all REJOICE in His Sacred Heart and His Divine Mercy.
“Oh Blood and Water that gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, we trust in You!”
In Jesus Name, amen! This I have received in the Holy Spirit and to Glorify the Name of the Lord!