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Father’s Day Novena

To honor our fathers, living and deceased, the St Gregory Society will be having a novena of Masses beginning with the Sunday Mass on June 18th.
 
We are inviting you to send us the name of your father, living or deceased, with a donation of $10.00 per name.
 
Please send the name of your father in the US Mail to:
 
St Gregory Society –Father’s Day Intention
PO Box 891
New Haven, CT 06504
 
Or, you may address the envelop and put it in the Sunday collection.
 
PAX!

God’s coming as a guest –Pentecost

St. Gregory the Great:

“‘And my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him’ (John 14:23). My friends, consider the greatness of this solemn feast that commemorates God’s coming as a guest into our hearts! If some wealthy, influential friend was coming to your house, you would quickly put everything in order for fear something there might offend your friend’s eyes when he entered. Let all of us then who are preparing our inner dwellings for God cleanse them of anything our wrongdoing has brought into them.”

Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A propitious time to renew your consecration to the Heart of Jesus.

Pope Pius XII wrote HAURIETIS AQUAS (1956),

The Sacred Heart of Jesus shares in a most intimate way in the life of the Incarnate Word, and has been thus assumed as a kind of instrument of the Divinity. It is therefore beyond all doubt that, in the carrying out of works of grace and divine omnipotence, His Heart, no less than the other members of His human nature is also a legitimate symbol of that unbounded love.

Under the influence of this love, our Savior, by the outpouring of His blood, became wedded to His Church: “By love, He allowed Himself to be espoused to His Church.”(79) Hence, from the wounded Heart of the Redeemer was born the Church, the dispenser of the Blood of the Redemption–whence flows that plentiful stream of Sacramental grace from which the children of the Church drink of eternal life, as we read in the sacred liturgy: “From the pierced Heart, the Church, the Bride of Christ, is born….And He pours forth grace from His Heart.”

Concerning the meaning of this symbol, which was known even to the earliest Fathers and ecclesiastical writers, St. Thomas Aquinas, echoing something of their words, writes as follows: “From the side of Christ, there flowed water for cleansing, blood for redeeming. Hence blood is associated with the sacrament of the Eucharist, water with the sacrament of Baptism, which has its cleansing power by virtue of the blood of Christ.” (75-77)

The entire document is very worth our study.