By Christina Hermoso
Feast masses will be celebrated tomorrow at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in San Antonio Village, Makati City, at 12:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m., in celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The imposition of scapulars will be held at 10 a.m. A solemn procession bearing the venerated image of the Sacred Heart will be held after the 6 p.m. mass. Novena masses were held from May 30 to June 7.
In many churches, the Act of Reparation, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a most beautiful sign of gratitude for Jesus’ redeeming love and mercy. To this day, this devotion continues to grow and deepen among pious Catholics.
Jesus Himself gave instructions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Apostle of the Sacred Heart, on how the faithful can offer sacrifices in reparation for the offenses inflicted on His Sacred Heart. These include receiving Holy Communion every first Friday of the month, an hour vigil every Thursday night in memory of His agony in Gethsemane, and by celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart every year on the Friday after the Feast of Corpus Christi.