On the Feast of St. Joseph, our Home’s Patron Saint, the festivities started in prayer with the rededication of St. Joseph’s Home and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. Father Spalding started the celebration by blessing the image of the Sacred Heart and placing it outside the chapel entrance. Father Kamber, Father Brennan, Father Goetz and Father Batcheldor, joined Father Spalding in concelebrating the Mass.
Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, I want to give myself to you completely. When I see your Sacred Heart, I reflect upon your love. You came from the Father taking a human body with a human heart. You taught us to love God with all our hearts. You suffered and died to save us from sin and death. As you hung on the cross, Your Heart was pierced by a lance. Out of it poured blood and water to signify the birth of Your Church. You rose from the dead, Jesus, to live forever with your Father in Heaven. But your Heart is still full of love for us. You still feel pain when people reject or ignore your love; you want us all to live forever with God. I now consecrate myself to your Sacred Heart, Jesus. You are the Son of God whom I love with all my heart; I offer you my body, my soul, my mind, and my heart. Receive me, make me holy, make my heart like your Heart, and guide me in the way of perfect love today and every day of my life. Amen.