June is the month the Catholic Church sets aside to especially honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (aka The Josephites) have promoted a special Novena to the Sacred Heart for this month. They ask that that devotion, a Novena In Reparation For Offenses Against Life, be offered up daily for the entire month of June. The purpose is to offer reperation for the sins of abortion, euthenasia, war, racism, etc. Given the current situation in the USA with te recent defeat of a ban on sex selection abortions in the House, Obama's huge promotion of abortion & his administration's attack on religious freedom by mandating covering on contraception & abortafacient drungs, praying this novena is more urgent than ever.
AN ACT OF REPARATION
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we offer you an act of reparation for the indifference often shown to you. We ourselves have been inattentive many times. Not only do we now ask your pardon but we also declare our readiness to atone both for our personal offenses and for the faults of others.
We are resolved to expiate every outrage committed against you. We wish to make amends too for the injustices perpetrated against the poor and unprotected.
In reparation for all violations of your divine honor and of the rights of our fellowmen, we offer the satisfaction you once made to your Eternal Father on the cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars. In union with the faithful on earth, we promise to make recompense, as far as we can, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed.
Loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, deign to receive our act of reparation and keep us faithful to you, so that we may one day come to that home where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION
Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, we freely consecrate ourselves today to your Most Sacred Heart. We grieve that many do not yet know you; many, too, reject you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart.
We pray that you, O Lord, will be King not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigals. Grant that all may be admitted to your Father's house.
We pray, too, that you will be King of those who are now deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps unmindful of you. Call them to believe in you so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to all your people, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility to all nations; make the world resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that made possible our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever. Amen.
LITANY IN HONOR OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, Have mercy on us.(repeat after every invocation)
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,
Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of The Most High,
Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, King and Center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, wherein are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, wherein dwells all the fullness of the Godhead,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy,
Heart of Jesus, rich unto all who call upon you,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Make our hearts like yours.
Let us pray: Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of your most beloved Son and upon the praise and satisfaction which he offers in the name of sinners; and to those who implore your mercy. In your great goodness grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev. Msgr. Carroll E. Satterfield, Censor Librorum
Rev. Msgr. W. Francis Malooly, Vicar General