June is the month of the Sacred Heart
Heart of Jesus, Symbol of Love
(Excerpt taken from the Sisters of Carmel website)
…In our age of religious indifference, when fervor and charity have grown cold, Jesus exhibits to the world His Sacred Heart as the symbol of God’s infinite love – the symbol of His own generous self-sacrificing love for men. Jesus shows His Divine Heart as a furnace whose burning rays of love are able to reanimate faith and rekindle love in hearts grown cold and ungrateful.
But why His Heart? Because in every language, in every age, the heart is regarded as the natural symbol of love and affection. What more natural and expressive symbol is there, then, of the excessive love of Jesus than His Sacred Heart? The direct and material object of devotion to the Sacred Heart is the real, physical Heart of Jesus – the Heart of flesh, the living and loving Heart of our Blessed Lord; the Heart that beat in His Divine breast at the moment of the Incarnation; the Heart that loved us during the life of Jesus on earth, that poured forth its blood to the last drop on Mount Calvary; the beatified Heart now glorious in Heaven and still dwelling among us in the Blessed Sacrament; the Heart ever united to the Person of the Divine Word, to whom is due supreme homage and adoration.
…Pope Pius XII of blessed memory writes on this topic in his 1956 encyclical, Hauretius Aquas (On Devotion to the Sacred Heart):
“…since, therefore, Sacred Scripture and the official teaching of the Catholic faith instruct us that all things find their complete harmony and order in the most holy soul of Jesus Christ and that He has manifestly directed His threefold love for the securing of our redemption, it unquestionable follows that we can contemplate and honor the Heart of the Divine Redeemer as a symbolic image of His love and a witness of our redemption and, at the same time, as a sort of mystical ladder which we mount to the embrace of “God our Saviour”.
Strawberry Festival Planning Meeting
Please consider volunteering and coming to the the meeting on:
Tuesday May 31 2016 at 7:00 PM
Planning meeting for all volunteers!
We need assistance with:
- picking the strawberries (if the field strawberries are ready and ripe)
- cleaning the strawberries
- selling the strawberries and other baked goods
- helping with the BBQ
- helping with the raffle ticket sales,
- general help to set-up and clean up after the event
- being where required as the event takes place
High school volunteer hours credit available for helping out!
Sign-up sheets for volunteers, baked goods, etc. can be found at the back of the church! Please sign up!
In 2012, Nadia was brought to Street Haven’s emergency shelter by the police. She was an immigrant from India and had been locked in a garage by her husband and mother-in-law for two years, rarely to visit the two children. Upon her arrival at Street Haven, Nadia thrived. She slowly built trust with the counselors, participated in household responsibilities, and loved looking after the gardens. Her counselor set Nadia up with a lawyer, and after a year of legal consultations, she received custody of her two children. Street Haven helped them find housing and Nadia and her two children now live in a beautiful, safe home where they have started a new chapter in their lives.
Today is ShareLife Sunday!
Please give generously!