PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR 2016
Universal: Human Solidarity
That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices
That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
There are a couple of things that I wish to underline as we enter into June. First, we remember that it is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The love that is the soul of the Sacred Heart Devotion that embraces all. The better we understand it, the more firmly we are united with Jesus, with all his heart, all his soul, all his strength. So take your time and join us in prayer. Devotions are held at Sacred Heart worshipsite every Monday at 11:30 AM in English and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 PM in Polish.
Second, the Ministry Day of Retreat
(June 11) was a powerful experience that brought the Parish Ministries together for prayer and discussions as we begin to work on the Parish Pastoral Plan 2017. Our invited speaker was Msgr. Joseph Celano, pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Bridgewater. Being appointed by Pope Francis to be a "Missionary of Mercy" during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Msgr. Celano helped us to understand God's Mercy and the need of responding to it in our life.
Third, our Parish Picnic
once again proved the old saying "those who pray together, stay together". Held at the Polish Falcon Camp it delivered lots of opportunities to have a fun time with good food and social time with fellow parishioners.
Fourth, Fathers' Day (June 19) is a great occasion to honor our fathers and to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Last, but definitely not least, is the 150th anniversary of the entrusting of the original icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) to the Redemptorists by Pope Pius IX in 1866. Upon entrusting this beautiful icon of OLPH, Pope Pius IX asked the Redemptorists to "make her known throughout the world." Now the icon is the most recognizable image of the Blessed Virgin Mary around the world. Join us in honoring her at the celebration of OLPH on Sunday, June 26th at 5 PM in Sacred Heart Church with the OLPH Novena and Mass followed by a Procession.