FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI, THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS,
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA, SAINTS PAUL AND PETER
Make time to go to Adoration today. If you don't understand it, or have any apprehension about it, just go, try it. If you ave the faith to know that in the Eucharist is the body, soul and divnity of our Lord, or even if you don't, or are unsure, this will be a wonderful thing for you and your family to do together. Go spend some time before the blessed sacrament. Spend sometime with Jesus in silence, or a little kid noise. Just spend some devoted time with Him.
About the Feast of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is “ Body of Christi” in Latin. It is a solemnity which honors the institution of the Holy Eucharist that celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
In 1263 a German priest, Fr. Peter of Prague, went to Bolsena, Italy, to celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Christina. He was having doubts about Jesus being truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. When he recited the prayer of consecration as he celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, blood seeped from the consecrated host and onto the altar. The relics are in the Cathedral of Ovieto, Italy
Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) Prayer
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever. Amen.
Opening prayer of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius.
Make a Monstrance today!
Gold paint, gold paper, gold doilies, gems, construction paper and glue will do!
You can use what you have and make a beautiful monstrance, and talk about adoration of the blessed sacrament.
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Quotes on Adoration!
If you can't make it to Adoration, you can always, always find a tabernacle in a church and pray!
About Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony was born in Portugal as Fernando Martins and became a priest. Franciscan friars settled a small hermitage outside Coimbra dedicated to Saint Anthony of Egypt, and he felt a call to join them. Over time, he received permission to leave the Abbey so he could join the new Franciscan Order, then he changed his name to Anthony because of Saint Anthony of Egypt.
Saint Anthony gave an amazing homily that Saint Francis of Assisi heard about and was impressed with. Saint Francis of Assisi entrusted Saint Anthon of Padua with his friars’ pursuits in studies, and so Saint Anthony had a special book in a time of no printing presses of psalms that contained notes and comments to help when teaching students. One day, a novice decided to leave the hermitage, and he stole Saint Anthony's valuable book. When Anthony discovered it was missing, he prayed that it would be found or returned to him. The thief returned the book and also returned to the Order as well. Saint Anthony is venerated all over the world as the Patron Saint for lost articles, and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods.
Special Prayers for Lost Objects
St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name the item] which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen
Dear St. Anthony, please come around: something is lost, and it cannot be found.
Pray For Lost Souls
Think about and pray for “lost souls”, for the intercession of Saint Anthony of Padua to help these lost souls be found, and find our Lord and Savior.
...about finding hidden objects or people!
Hide and Seek
Saint Anthony of Padua
There are lots of great games!
The kids will remember who he is!
(Lead like Jesus)
Heart Shaped Food!
We celebrate this day, by doing different things to show our love for Jesus.
For breakfast we have done heart shaped pancakes died pink, or heart shaped waffles with pink butter. The right strawberries cut in half make for cute little hearts! There are lots of great and fun heart shaped food options for you to make and eat together. (Food Images are from The Food Network, Good Housekeeping, and the Taste of Home!)
About the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus Spoke to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. She was the “Beloved Disciple of the Sacred Heart." Jesus spoke to her, "I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment"
Start going to Daily Mass every first Friday of the month if you have not already started this habit. It is a wonderful thing to go to Daily Mass.
Act of the Consecration of the Sacred Heart.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee. I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.
-- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Watch the story of the Sacred Heart and Saint Margaret Mary today on EWTN My Catholic Family MARGARET MARY
I had an incredible opportunity to restore this Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue in Anacortes, Washington, just in time for the feast of the Sacred Heart! It was an amazing opportunity to see make something more beautiful for the Lord, and for others to notice our Lord as they walk by Him outside. Many people that walked by this statue, had been walking by Him for years, not noticing Him, or noticing His neglect…I am sure we can find something interiorly or exteriorly to make more beautiful for the Lord that has been neglected.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue…His heart burning with love for the whole world, and for each of us. Let us not forget His love. God is love.1 John 4
No matter how dark times may feel in the world, politically, or in any capacity in our lives, let us remember that our true citizenship is in heaven, and victory has already been won through our savior on the cross and through His resurrection, all we must do is be His faithful servants of love of purity and true beauty of all that is His.
Saints Peter and Paul share the same day because tradition says that this is the day that they were both martyred in Rome by Emperor Nero. They were both apostles and followers of Jesus. Peter is known as the “Prince of Apostles” and Paul is known as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.”
Saint Paul wrote the most books in The Bible totaling 13 books of the 27.
(Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews.) Saint Peter wrote 1 Peter and 2 Peter.
In the Gospel of Matthew 16:18-19, Jesus says “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church.” Jesus says to Peter, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Peter himself would be the foundation of The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican. Saint Peter's tomb under St. Peter's Basilica. Saint Peter is the first Pope.
-Enjoy this Fruits of the Spirit coloring sheet from a Letter to the Galatians written by Saint Paul to explain the "Fruits of the Spirit".
-Go fishing or eat fish recognize Peter as a fisherman before Jesus called him to follow Him and become a fisher of men.
-Rock painting for Saint Peter
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