Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week

Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners,

Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us – have mercy on us.

Let’s rediscover the great love our Lord Jesus has for us revealed in such a moving and accessible way in devotion to the Sacred Heart.

One of the great Catholic devotions is the Litany of the Sacred Heart. This devotion can be easily prayed in families and among friends. It is especially appropriate for the month of June which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

These are just a few of the wonderful invocations in the Litany:

Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us

Heart of Jesus, source of justice and love

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love

Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise

Heart of Jesus, king and centre of all hearts

Heart of Jesus, treasure-house of wisdom and knowledge

Heart of Jesus, in whom there dwells the fullness of God

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased

Heart of Jesus, from whose fullness we have all received

Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness

Heart of Jesus, broken for our sins


We will pray this Litany as part of our preparation for Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday morning throughout the month of June.

As well as our own personal intentions it is also important to pray for those who do not know that God loves them, and for young people and children to grow in faith.

The full Litany of the Sacred Heart can be found by following this link..

Fr Behr

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