Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Published June 10, 2021, 9:49 AM

by Christina Hermoso

Six feast masses will be celebrated at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in San Antonio Village, Makati City, on Friday, June 11, in celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The holy masses will be held at 6 a.m.,7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. The holy masses at 7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m. will be streamed live. Only about 52 persons will be allowed inside the church.

The imposition of scapulars, the Act of Reparation, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed in many churches today.

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 Filipino Catholics who mark the month of June as the Sacred Heart month.

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 the Garden of Gethsemane, and by celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart every year on the Friday after the Feast of Corpus Christi.