A Calendar of Resources: June

The Month of the Sacred Heart


The Feast of the Ascension (Can Fall in May or June)
Bible Readings: Matthew 28:16 - 20, Mark 16:19 - 20, Luke 24:36 - 53, Acts 1:6 - 11

June 3rd
Feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions (1887) Martyrs
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintc13.htm
June 5th
Feast of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr (d. 755)
Pentecost Sunday
Bible Reading: Acts 2: 1 - 47
June 13 - St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony and the Christ Child by Helen Walker Homan (from the Vision series, available from Ignatius Press)
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainta01.htm
June 14 - Flag Day
Mr. Flag Maker - An address by Mr. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, June 14, 1914
Learn 2 Fold an American Flag
The Story of Old Glory by Albert Mayer and The Story of the Star Spangled Banner by Natalie Miller (from the Cornerstones of Freedom series published by Children's Press)
June 22 - St. John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr and St. Thomas More, Martyr (1535)

Related Websites: St. John Fisher Web Page
St. Thomas More Web Page
Video: A Man for All Seasons (1966)
June 24 - The Birth of St. John the Baptist
Reading: Luke 1:1-25, 39-80
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj02.htm
Corpus Christi Sunday
The great celebration of the feast of the Body of Christ. On this day, traditionally, there are great processions with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets. There is a description of a traditional Corpus Christi procession from the 15th century in chapter 13 of The Merchant's Mark by Cynthia Harnett. You can also read about the Feast of Corpus Christi from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
June 26
Feast of Blessed Jose Maria Escriva (d. 1975)
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj12.htm
June 27
Feast of St. Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) Bishop and Doctor of the Church
http://www.knight.org/advent/cathen/045926.htm
June 28
Feast of St. Irenaeus (d. 202) Bishop and Martyr
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainti06.htm
Famous Birthdays Rev. Frederick W. Faber - Catholic priest and author
Jesus My God and My All by Rev. Frederick W. Faber

June 29
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (d. 67) Apostles and Martyrs
St. Peter - http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintp07.htm
St. Paul - http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintp12.htm
Readings: The Gospels (esp. Matthew 16:18-19, 26:69-75, Luke 9:18-22, John 21:15-19) and the Acts of the Apostles, Saint Paul the Apostle by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Movies: The Robe, Quo Vadis
The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
"Behold this Heart which has so loved men that It has spared nothing, even to consuming Itself to witness Its love! And in return, I receive from most of them only ingratitude, from their irreverences and their sacrileges and by the coldness and contempt that they have for Me in this Sacrament of love...Therefore, I ask you that the first Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi be dedicated as a special feast to honor My Heart, that the faithful receive Communion on that day, making reparation to It by a solemn act of amendment for the indignifites It has received while exposed on the altars.
I promise also that My Heart will open to wield abundantly the influence of Its divine love on those who do It this honor..." Jesus' words to Saint Margaret Mary as quoted in Saint Margaret Mary, Apostle of the Sacred Heart by Ruth Fox Hume

Related Websites:
Apostleship of Prayer
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (from the Catholic Encyclopedia)