The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of June 2018

Universal – Social Networks: That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects other for their differences. (See also Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

Feasts for June

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of June are:

01. JustinMemorial
02. Marcellinus and PeterOpt. Mem.
03. Most Holy Body and Blood of ChristSolemnity
05. BonifaceMemorial
06. NorbertOpt. Mem.
08. Sacred Heart of JesusSolemnity
09. Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. EphremMemorial
10. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
11. BarnabasMemorial
13. Anthony of PaduaMemorial
17. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
19. RomualdOpt. Mem.
21. Aloysius GonzagaMemorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas MoreOpt. Mem.
26. Josemaría Escrivá de BalaguerOpt. Mem.
27. Cyril of AlexandriaOpt. Mem.
28. IrenaeusMemorial
29. Peter and PaulSolemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of RomeOpt. Mem.
Focus of the Liturgy

The readings for the Sundays in June 2018, are taken from St.Mark and St. Luke and are from Year B, Cycle 2.

June 3rd – Corpus Christi

This Gospel recounts the events of the Last Supper when Jesus changed bread and wine into His Body and Blood.

June 10th – 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

In this Gospel Jesus says,”For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

June 17th – 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus tells the parable of the mustard seed.

June 24th -Birth of St. John the Baptist

“He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.”

Highlights of the Month

As we begin to feel the warmth of summer, we can reflect that we celebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 8) and theImmaculate Heart of Mary (June 9). God is Love and the Sacred Heart of Jesus — present on earth in the Blessed Sacrament — is the human manifestation of God’s Love for men. Appropriately June is considered the month for weddings where human hearts join and cooperate with the Creator in bringing forth new life. The family they create is a human reflection of the Blessed Trinity.

Other principle feasts of this month are St. Justin (June 1), Sts. Marcellinus and Peter (June 2),St. Norbert (June 6), St. Boniface (June 5), St. Ephrem (June 9), St. Barnabas (June 11), St. Anthony of Padua (June 13), St. Romuald (June 19), St. Aloysius Gonzaga (June 21), Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More (June 22), the Birth of St. John the Baptist(June 24), St. Josemaria Escriva (June 26), St. Cyril of Alexandria (June 27), St. Irenaeus (June 28), Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29) and the First Martyrs of the Church (June 30).

The Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist on June 24 supersedes the Sunday liturgy.

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