The Feast of the Sacred Heart has been in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar since 1856, and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. As Pentecost is always celebrated on Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart always falls on a Friday.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most well-known Catholic devotions, wherein the heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of “God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind”
Say this prayer together
Lord Jesus Christ, your heart was moved with love for the men and women who came for help in their need. You healed the sick, you fed the hungry, you forgave sinners, you cried over Jerusalem. Above all, you showed to those who were prepared to listen the way to true life, for you are the Way the Truth and the Life.
Lord, your heart is still moved today by your people and their many needs. Open our hearts to hear your word, to accept your love, and to respond to your call.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Choose from some of the Activities below
Look at these paintings of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which do you prefer? Create your own painting
Make a heart to show the sacred heart of Jesus
Make heart shaped biscuits and share them with your family
Research about St Margaret Mary Alacoque, (22 July 1647 – 17 October 1690), who was a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form.
Watch this small clip which explains about her life