The Novena of the Sacred Heart is a very special time of the the year for us and with our recent challenges and lifestyle changes now is a great time for us to reflect and pray with each other during the Novena this year which is happening from the 11th-19th June (albeit behind closed doors) and finishing with the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on the final day. All our MSC’s will be participating in this year’s Novena online and you are more than welcome to join us during by watching our daily Masses live from the Sacred Heart Church in Cork. These Novena Masses will take place daily at 10.00 am and 7.30 pm, with a special Angelus session each day at noon.
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE – WELCOME TO THE UNIQUE NOVENA Homilist Fr John Finn MSC
FRIDAY 12TH JUNE – PRAYER BY YOUR FIRESIDE Homilist Fr John Fitzgerald MSC
SATURDAY 13TH JUNE – MARY AS MOTHER AND DISCIPLE Homilist Fr Des Farren MSC
SUNDAY 14TH JUNE – CORPUS CHRISTI/PETITIONS Homilist Fr Michael O’Connell MSC
“Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened” Mt 11:28
“This is my body given up for you. Do this in memory of me” Lk 22:19
MONDAY 15TH JUNE – VOCATION & MISSION Homilist Fr. Alan Neville MSC
TUESDAY 16TH JUNE – FAMILY Homilist Fr. Seamus Kelly MSC
WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE – REMEMBERING OUR DEAD Homilist Fr. John Fitzgerald MSC
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE – HEALING AND FORGIVENESS Homilist Fr. John Finn MSC
FRIDAY 19TH JUNE – FEAST OF THE SACRED HEARTHomilist Fr. Alan Neville MSC
Be part of this year’s Novena to the Sacred Heart
This year’s pandemic has caused a devastating effect on us all and now more than ever is a good time to support those less fortunate and you can help us to help others by supporting our ongoing mission projects, and in gratitude for your contribution, we will be glad to remember your intentions at our daily Novena Masses. You can also submit your personal prayers and intentions online, and our MSC priests will remember your petitions specially throughout the course of the Novena.
Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O Divine Jesus, who said,
“Ask and you shall receive”,
I kneel at your feet.
From whom shall I ask if not form you,
whose heart is the source of all blessings.
With a lively faith in you,
I come to ask…
Share your petitions silently with the Sacred Heart.
I admit I am the most unworthy of your favours, Jesus,
But this is not a reason for me to be discouraged.
You are the God of mercies and you will not refuse a contrite heart.
Look with pity on me,
I beg you, and your compassionate Heart
will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me.