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Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (bilingual)

/// Tonight, on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, during Adoration of our Eucharistic King, we will recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in both English and Spanish. Here are those consecrations below. I include them here, because we are going to be using the increasingly hard to find older form, politically incorrect as it may be. :-) ///


Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Pope Pius XI)

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart.

Many, indeed, have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee, grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof and call them back to the harbour of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who even now sit in the shadow of idolatry or Islam, and refuse not Thou to bring them into the light of Thy kingdom. Look, finally, with eyes of pity upon the children of that race, which was for so long a time Thy chosen people; and let Thy Blood, which was once invoked upon them in vengeance, now descend upon them also in a cleansing flood of redemption and eternal life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation: to it be glory and honour forever. Amen.


Consagración del género humano al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Papa Pío XI)

Dulcísimo Jesús, Redentor del género humano, miradnos humildemente postrados delante de vuestro altar: vuestros somos y vuestros queremos ser; y a fin de poder vivir más estrechamente unidos con Vos, todos y cada uno espontáneamente nos consagramos en este día a vuestro Sacratísimo Corazón.

Muchos, por desgracia, jamás os han conocido; muchos, despreciando vuestros mandamientos, os han desechado. ¡Oh Jesús benignísimo!, compadeceos de los unos y de los otros y atraedlos a todos a vuestro Corazón Santísimo.

Oh Señor, sed Rey, no sólo de los hijos fieles que jamás se han alejado de Vos, sino también de los pródigos que os han abandonado: haced que vuelvan pronto a la casa paterna, para que no perezcan de hambre y de miseria.

Sed Rey de aquellos que, por seducción del error o por espíritu de discordia, viven separados de Vos: devolvedlos al puerto de la verdad y a la unidad de la fe, para que en breve se forme un solo rebaño bajo un solo Pastor.

Sed Rey de los que permanecen todavía envueltos en las tinieblas de la idolatría o del islamismo; dignaos atraerlos a todos a la luz de vuestro reino. Mirad finalmente con ojos de misericordia a los hijos de aquel pueblo que en otro tiempo fue vuestro predilecto; descienda también sobre ellos, bautismo de redención y de vida, la Sangre que un día contra sí reclamaron.

Conceded, oh Señor, incolumidad y libertad segura a vuestra Iglesia; otorgad a todos los pueblos la tranquilidad en el orden; haced que del uno al otro confin de la tierra no resuene sino esta voz: Alabado sea el Corazón divino, causa de nuestra salud; a El se entonen cánticos de honor y de gloria por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

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Adoration… Wait… What?!

6:00-7:00 am this morning. I’ve taken this for granted. Everyone has been doing this surely. But no, you know, because of Covid lockdowns. Still. But not here. Not since just after Easter, 2020.

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Adoration. Jesus so humble.

Renovation of the Monstrance or replacement is yet in the works. Jesus, so humble.

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Pentecost Adoration

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The penance for my sacramental confession was…

“For your penance spend a few minutes before the Blessed Sacrament thinking about these things,” said my confessor.

I had accused myself of perhaps not excluding judgment of motives of those exteriorly presenting untoward speech and/or actions.

“The same tongue of judgment is the same which pronounces the Consecrations at Holy Mass,” he had said.

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Adoration: Jesus’ Little Flock insisting

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Adoration on Good Shepherd Sunday. The Sheep saved from wolves thank Jesus. He alone is the Good Shepherd.

We now have the “anchor” up where the Tabernacle will be. Slow but sure.

Soon, Monday, what’s on the Gospel side will switch with what’s on the Epistle side. Altar boys will be on the Epistle side and the priest will be on the Gospel side. This is to respect the ad orientem rubrics of the Novus Ordo, right?

As a knucklehead donkey priest, I am happy to get myself out of the way of Jesus so that the emphasis is on Him, so that people are clear that they are at Holy Mass for the Holy Sacrifice, for the risen Jesus who brings us up into His Sacrifice. Finally. Took me long enough. But prayers are bringing even me to point to Jesus.

Jesus is the One. He’s the only One.

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Ad orientem: Thank you Fr George. That was really good for me.

Desiring to follow the rubrics, the above just happened to happen. The unsolicited response has been 100% positive, as if to say: Thank you for leading us to Jesus.

And then:

The sanctuary is many weeks away from completion.

Meanwhile…

Tiny monstrance. The pyx in the other broke, again, from too much usage. That little monstrance is from the rectory chapel.

As you might notice, we’re following the rubrics for the Latin Rite also in Prince of Peace.

Just my opinion, but when much of the world is going to hell and so many individuals in the Church are worshipping Satan Pachamama, priests should point to Jesus instead of screaming “Look at me!”

I mean, aren’t we sick of all the soft homosexualist narcissism?

We need to start following Jesus.

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Church roof: we’re flying ahead! Meanwhile, inside…

A number of shingle roofs were ripped off and replaced with a super good metal roof at the mission church in Robbinsville this past week. Imagine that. Such optimism! You know why?

Meanwhile, inside the church:

You don’t see it here, but if you could listen in, people are saying the Holy Rosary.

And, yes, don’t worry, all socially distanced, but never from Jesus.

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Adoration: very early women rush to the tomb

Some things never change. It’s all women this Easter morning, in their knees, to greet the risen Lord Jesus. But then they will tell the Apostles and the world of their joy.

Resurrexit sicut dixit! Alleluia!

Surrexit Dominus vere! Alleluia!

Happy Easter to all!

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Adoration with Jesus’ little flock

Sunday of the Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 6:00 AM above at Holy Redeemer, 8:30 AM below across the Mountain at Prince of Peace.

  • We had Confessions.
  • We had Holy Mass.
  • Communion Calls to the sick and elderly went on the rest of the day. Normal Catholic life.

That’s news these days, amazing news. Who does that?

I just wanted to put this up to provide the good example that our parishioners are giving to the world in having no fear to worship the Lord our God.

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Adoration during sanctuary renovation

The sanctuary and our prayers are a work in progress, our Lord being patient, good and kind.

And then, across the mountain:

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Adoration followed by destruction. Respect for Jesus, Altar, Priest, Sacrifice. Report.

Hopefully Governor Cooper won’t do a SWAT raid on our little church. Socially distanced. Masks. I think we’re good to go, but the rules for curfews change wildly without notice. I was up at church at 5:30 AM Sunday morning. Hours later, after 11:00 Mass, destruction ensued.

This morning, after having a chat with Father Gordon, we’re off to make a payment for the slab of granite we’re wanting for the altar. It’s all going pretty quickly. The makeshift gorilla tape altar we’ve had for so many decades will still be used for the foreseeable future as we make a proper oak base to support so much granite. I’m thinking it won’t be too heavy for the already existing floor, as the removal of the platform lessened the weight some 500-600 pounds easy, which is the weight of the granite we’re reserving for the altar top.

I think I’ve found a great site for actual altar linins here in these USA, a lady who is really clued in to all matters altar and liturgical and traditional. We’re going to be ordering a made to measure “cere cloth”, which will be first over the newly chrismed and sepulchred and consecrated altar. Liquid wax is poured abundantly over the top as it’s on the altar. This makes for an impermeable surface. No accidentally tipped chalice with wine or after the consecration with the Precious Blood of our Savior will seep into the altar. Above that cere cloth goes another of the exact same dimensions. This will stick to the cere cloth, of course, which is convenient. It’s also a permanent cloth. The top will be clean, if you will. On top of this goes the changeable and embroidered and draped over the edges seasonal altar cloth.

We’re redoing what we are discovering only now is an inappropriate base for the tabernacle. We’ll be using the same slab of granite that we’re using for the altar. Before any altar rails, as they are somewhat wrongly nicknamed, we’re going to be installing a new tile floor. I’m wanting to find out a way to make this tile floor also impermeable. Perhaps a type of floor wax that will also fill over the most minimal grouting we can get away with…

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Adoration socially distanced but in solidarity with the many

Weight and glory are the same word in Hebrew. Don’t be afraid to shoulder some of the weight of the glory of God shoving you to your knees…

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All Lenten Fridays: Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Confessions, Benediction

After all, the Sacrament of our Eucharist King is united to the Sacrifice of the Mass depicted in the Stations of the Cross. And Confessions are a great fruit of Jesus’ Sacrifice for us, right? And then we want to be blessed by Jesus, right? Did you know that in some places Sacramental Confessions are forbidden by bishops? Seriously…

Anyway, the Holy Hour took place after the Fish Fry, the remains of the work of which are to be seen here. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus. People from all over the region came. It was largely “take out”. But, just to say, I very much had the impression that everyone is so sick and tired of Covid-19 restrictions. Even top politicians showed up. ;-)

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Very early in the morning

Between Confessions.

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First Friday Adoration

The Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque: “In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays for nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments, and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.”

For nine consecutive months on the First Friday, Mass and Holy Communion, with Confession if need be. In this parish we, of course, have Holy Mass and a Holy Hour during which Confession is provided. There are twelve promises of Jesus regarding the First Fridays. I remember being totally amazed and thankful to Jesus as a little kid when my sister introduced me to this devotion (as well as the Five First Saturdays).

  1. I will give them all of the graces necessary for their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their homes.
  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  4. I will be their strength during life and above all during death.
  5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  9. I will bless every place where a picture of my heart shall be set up and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant all to those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

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Adoration of the King 6:00 AM unto eternity

I love my tiny parish. I love being with them before Jesus. You’ll notice we’re still a bit Christmasy until the end of 2 February.

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Between Confessions during Adoration. High flying prohibited.

Raising up the Sacred Host and Sacred Chalice too high would entail hitting the ceiling. Can’t do this:

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Between Confessions: Adoration in times of Covid

Our Eucharistic King. He is our Way, the Living Truth, our Life, without whom we’re not. And that’s the essential Truth of it.

Jesus is the One who is necessary, and He will not have us ripped away from Him. He will lead His little flock to heaven.

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