June: The Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Catholic Church dedicates the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
You may have heard the phrase "the Sacred Heart of Jesus", but what does it refer to, and why is it important?
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion to the humanness of Jesus Christ. This month, we take time to remember his love and real suffering for us. The Sacred Heart is a symbol of
and an invitation to
in Christ's mercy.
Saints throughout the Church's history have pointed to the importance of meditating on the heart of Christ, most notably Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690), a French nun who Jesus appeared to and asked her to spread this devotion.
What are ways you can practice devotion to Jesus' Sacred Heart?
Here are some ideas...
Display an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your home as a constant reminder of Jesus' love
Attend a Holy Hour or adoration and spend some time in prayer in the true presence of Jesus
Go to confession (it does not matter how long it has been since your last confession!)
Learn the Daily Offering prayer (below), and say it every day
Daily Offering Prayer
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.
ST. COLUMBA UPDATES - June 10, 2021
CAMPERS!! STEP RIGHT UP!! PUT ON YOUR MARCHING BOOTS AND JOIN THE OUR FATHER PARADE!!
We are excited about our
Parade Around the Our Father Catholic Kids Camp!
Ours will be a 5-day Program July 12
, from 8:45 am to 12:00 Noon. Children will also be involved in a Service Project where they will write cards to retired Sisters of the Resurrection and priests of the Archdiocese of NY. Children, Leaders and Volunteers will gather in the mornings for our opening and prayers; they will meet again at the end of the day. There will also be time for Eucharistic Adoration and Mass.
Volunteers please complete the Form that you will find on the St. Columba Parish Website NOW!!!
Registration for the children entering Kindergarten to grade 4 is now open.
Please go to the St. Columba web site to sign up –
Any questions – call the Religious Education Office – 845-221-4900
NO ADORATION THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Music Rehearsals and Graduation Mass and Ceremony (reserved seating only due to COVID),
JUNE 12th, 10:30 - 12:00 Noon
Life Chain will be held along the sidewalk on Route 82
in front of St.Columba Church, Hopewell Junction
Come celebrate Dads and Flag Day
Pro-Life signs will be provided; bring your own American flag!!
This event is sponsored by the Tri-Parish Respect Life Team
of Sts. Denis, Columba, and Kateri parishes
on Thursday, June 10 at 10:00AM