“Welcome the presence of the Heart of Christ, entrusting your home to Him. Seek to draw from this open heart the saving and healing love that is so necessary for families today in order to build a civilization of love.”
Saint John Paul II
The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart means the official and social recognition of the loving kingship of the Heart of Jesus in the Christian family. When we enthrone (display) the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a prominent place and signify that Jesus is the King, friend and brother of the family, we are responding to the invitation of the Church to make our homes “Domestic Churches,” wherein Jesus is the center and source of love for all. As the sanctuary church lamp reminds us of Christ’s presence in the tabernacle, the enthroned image of the Sacred Heart reminds us that Jesus is among us and with us. We dedicate ourselves to Him by an Act of Consecration and by this covenant we make our homes and hearts His tabernacle.
By the Enthronement and under the influence of the Sacred Heart, each member learns intimacy with Jesus. Either as a family or individually, each will grow in confidence and love with the One who longs for our love. Thus, the gift of the Enthronement is an awareness of His Living Presence in the family and a source of grace and blessings for the family.
We also consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary who always leads us to the Sacred Heart of her Son. He in turn will lead you to the Eucharist where He is truly present, and thus will make of your home not only a house of prayer but indeed, a Marian and Eucharistic shrine.
Learn how to prepare for an Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus <here>. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found <here>. Information on scheduling an Enthronement ceremony will be available soon.
In the Spring of 1947, Our Lady first appeared as Rosa Mystica to a nurse named Pierina Gilli in the small town of Montichiari, Italy with three words: “Prayer–Penance–Expiation.” Since then, the Blessed Virgin appeared over 40 times, pleading for the conversion of her children. She especially asks for the repentance of fallen away priests and religious and she begs all her children to pray for these specially chosen servants of God. On July 13, 1947, Our Lady told Pierina, “I am the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord sends me to bring a new Marian devotion for all male and female institutes, religious orders, and secular priests. I promise those religious institutes, orders and secular priests who venerate me in this special way my special protection, an increase of spiritual vocations, few betrayed vocations, and great sanctity among the servants of God. I wish the 13th day of each month to be celebrated as the day of Mary. On the 12 preceding days, special prayers of preparation should be said.”
On December 8, 1947, Our Lady came to Pierina to request that an Hour of Grace be observed every December 8 at Noon throughout the Church. She said of this Hour: “This Hour of Grace will produce great and numerous conversions. Hardened and cold hearts resembling this marble will be touched by divine Grace, and they will become faithful to Our Lord in loyal love.”
Please join us in this devotion to Our Lady on the 13th of each month offering prayers for our priests and consecrated religious, for vocations, and the renewal of the Church through its shepherds.
Join us for Eucharistic Adoration (Church unless noted):
Friday, January 13 at 7:00PM
Monday, February 13 at 7:00PM (Rectory basement chapel)
Monday, March 13: 7:00PM
Join us in private prayer at home:
Thursday, April 13
Join us for Eucharistic Adoration (Church):
Saturday, May 13: 7:00PM
Tuesday, June 13: 7:00PM
For more information, email Caterina Sparacino and Nancy Murray at email@example.com.