This Week at St. Benilde Parish
The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is traditionally celebrated by the Church the Friday following Corpus Christi.
This date was chosen because of Christ's request to St. Margaret Mary that a feast be held in reparation for mankind's ingratitude for His life-giving sacrifice upon the cross. The Sacred Heart is meant to be a visible reminder of Christ's intense love for mankind which caused Him to shed His blood for us on the cross. It's an invitation for us to surrender ourselves more fully to His merciful love.
On the feast of the Sacred Heart, a partial indulgence is granted to any faithful who sincerely recites the below acts of reparation while a full plenary indulgence is granted if the prayer is recited publicly on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. If you are unfamiliar with plenary indulgences, you can learn more about them
Requirements for obtaining a plenary indulgence:
Do the work while in a state of grace
Receive sacramental confession within 20 days of the work (several plenary indulgences may be earned per reception)
Receive Eucharistic communion (one plenary indulgence may be earned per reception of Eucharist)
Pray for the pope’s intentions (an Our Father and Hail Mary, or another appropriate prayer, is sufficient)
Have no attachment to sin (even venial) — i.e., the Christian makes an act of the will to love God and despise sin.
Pray to the Sacred Heart using something similar to the one provided by
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus Resources:
Practical Guide To Home Enthronement To the Sacred Heart
Understanding the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and What it Means
Disciples of the Heart
Corpus Christi Recap
A special thank you to Fr. Matthew, Deacon Stephen, the altar servers, and all the members of the Men's Club who made our Corpus Christi procession possible last Sunday. Please click the link below to access photos of this special event.
New Prayer Blanket Ministry
Do you have a talent for sewing, crocheting, quilting or knitting? Why not share your gift with others through St. Benilde's new Prayer Blanket Ministry. This is a beautiful way for you to use your God-given talent to help bring love and comfort to a person in need.
To learn more, visit the Ministry
. To join, simply click the link below.
Join Prayer Blanket Ministry
Metro Centers for Advocacy Toiletry Drive
St. Benilde is sponsoring a Toiletry Drive for the Metro Centers for Community Advocacy--an organization dedicated to ending the cycle of violence and aiding victims. Boxes will be placed in the back of the church on June 27 & 28. The following items are needed.
Toilet paper & Paper towels
Pillows (standard & twin)
Cleaning supplies (Lysol &Clorox wipes/spray)
Travel size hand lotion
Oral care products
Face cloths & bath towels
Baby diapers (various sizes)
For more information, call/text Jillian at 504-450-1174
We want to wish all our St. Benilde fathers and grandfathers a very happy Father's Day this upcoming Sunday. You are truly irreplaceable. Thank you for your fatherly witness and continued devotion to our Church and parish.
St. Benilde Church
on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00AM