The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
"“O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and life-giving fountain of eternal life, infinite treasure of the Divinity, and glowing furnace of love, Thou art my refuge and my sanctuary. O adorable and glorious Savior, consume my heart with that burning fire that ever inflames Thy Heart. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Thy love. Let my heart be so united with Thine that our wills may be one, and mine may in all things be conformed to Thine. May Thy Will be the rule of both my desires and my actions." - St. Alphonsus Liguori
Patron of converts, torture victims, African Catholic Youth Action
Charles Lwanga was martyred on June 3, 1886, at the age of 26, along with 12 other Catholics and 11 Anglicans, for refusing to renounce his faith and comply with the corrupt and unchaste demands of King Mwanga of Uganda. As he was burned to death, he proclaimed, “You can burn our bodies, but you cannot harm our souls.” St. Charles Lwanga, pray for us!
St. Josemaria Escriva | June 26
Patron of people with diabetes and Opus Dei
St. Josemaria Escriva founded Opus Dei, a community of lay people and priests committed to achieving sanctity through the activities of everyday life. His book, The Way, continues to inspire many people and has been translated into 43 languages with millions of copies sold. St. Josemaria Escriva, pray for us!
Prayer of the Month
Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you and with a lively sorrow for my sins. I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Within your heart I place my every care. In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus, help me. Amen.