♦Meditations and Reflections on:
Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
for the Feast of
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ps 33 (32): 11, 19
The designs of his Heart are from age to age,
to rescue their souls from death,
and to keep them alive in famine.
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son
and recall the wonders of his love for us,
may be made worthy to receive
an overflowing measure of grace
from that fount of heavenly gifts.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
O God, who in the Heart of your Son,
wounded by our sins,
bestow on us in mercy
the boundless treasures of your love,
grant, we pray,
that, in paying him the homage of our devotion,
we may also offer worthy reparation.
♦Year A (2020) A ♦Year B (2021) B ♦Year (2022) C
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Look, O Lord, we pray, on the surpassing charity
in the Heart of your beloved Son,
that what we offer may be a gift acceptable to you
and an expiation of our offenses.
Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE The Boundless Charity of Christ.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For raised up high on the Cross,
he gave himself up for us with a wonderful love
and poured out blood and water from his pierced side,
the wellspring of the Church’s Sacraments,
so that, won over to the open heart of the Savior,
all might draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
And so, with all the Angels and Saints,
we praise you, as without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Cf. Jn 7: 37-38
Thus says the Lord:
Let whoever is thirsty come to me and drink.
Streams of living water will flow
from within the one who believes in me.
Or: Jn 19: 34
One of the soldiers opened his side with a lance,
and at once there came forth blood and water.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
May this sacrament of charity, O Lord,
make us fervent with the fire of holy love,
so that, drawn always to your Son,
we may learn to see him in our neighbor.
Text © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity