Sacred Heart devotion

Sacred Heart Devotion has been the custom during our First Friday devotion. After the First Friday Mass and the final blessing the church is prepared for a short exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It is within the context of the Eucharistic Adoration that we use the prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. These are available on small pamphlets that are distributed before the devotion or online. The full text of our First Friday Sacred Heart Devotion is available below.

Prayer Guide


After the people have assembled, the following song is sung while the minister prepares the Holy Eucharist for Adoration.

O salutaris Hostia
Quae caeli pandis ostium:

Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,

Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria. Amen.


Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, – have mercy on us
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, sacred temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of Heaven,
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke Thee,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, victim of sin,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us of Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the word,
have mercy on us.

Let us pray: O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy dearly beloved Son, and upon the praise and satisfaction He offers Thee in behalf of sinners, and being appeased, grant pardon to those who see Thy mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I give myself to You. Take all I do, all my joys, and all my sorrows. Take all of me. I want to be all Yours, and do all things for love of You. Help me to do only what pleases You. Please make my heart like Yours.

Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to 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 harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. 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 honor forever. Amen.


At the end of the Holy Hour, the following eucharistic song is sung.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui,

Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui;

Praestet fides supplementum,
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. Amen.


V. You have given them Bread from heaven (Easter: alleluia)
R. Having within it all Sweetness (Easter: alleluia)


Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.




Blessed be God.
Blessed be his Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God, and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin, and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.


Holy God, we praise thy name;
Lord of all, we bow before thee;

All on earth thy scepter claim,
All in heaven above adore thee.

Infinite thy vast domain,
Everlasting is thy reign!

Hark, the loud celestial hymn;
Ange; choirs above are raising;

Cherubim and Seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising,

Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord!

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