01 July 2011

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pictured above is the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is within Our Lady of the Atonement Church.  In this chapel we celebrate the early Mass each weekday; in it is the columbarium where our departed loved ones are interred; here we have Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for forty-eight continuous hours each weekend.  And today, in the chapel dedicated to the loving and pierced Heart of our Lord, we began the Novena to Our Lady of the Atonement, joining our personal intentions to the general intention of this year's novena -- for the establishment of the U.S. Ordinariate.

O God, who hast suffered the Heart of thy Son to be wounded by our sins, and in that very heart hast bestowed on us the abundant riches of thy love: Grant that the devout homage of our hearts, which we render unto Him; may by thy mercy be deemed a recompense, acceptable in thy sight; through the same Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.