Annual Pilgrimage to Ngome of the Sacred Heart Sodality

Just in case you have not heard, our glorious annual pilgrimage to Ngome is all set for 11- 12 March at R450 per person. All are welcome!!!

Please book directly with your Sacred Heart sodality representative in your parish.

To prepare our spirits for this blessed trip,  we will be praying a Novena and we encourage you to join us ... even if you are not travelling with us.

Novena Prayer to the five Holy Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Day 1 - 03 March 2017

Prayer - Lord Jesus, I am so happy to be here with you today, I adore you,  my Lord and my God, and give you thanks. This time of prayer is your special gift to me and I am greatful for the great love you have showered on me. As I remember what you have done for me during my life I can only fall on my knees and cry louder and louder with a heart full of Thanksgiving. I place myself before you in an attitude of openness to your love, as I enter into prayer I humbly ask you to fill me with your spirit,  that I may welcome your message and live my life in complete surrender to the will of the Father.  As I kneel before You  on the Cross, most loving Savior of my soul, my conscience reproaches me with having nailed You to that cross with these hands of mine, as often as I have fallen into mortal sin, wearying You with my base ingratitude.  My God, perfect and worthy of all my love, because You have graced me with blessings; I cannot now undo my misdeeds, but I loathe them, grieving sincerely for having offended  You, who is infinite goodness.  And now, kneeling at  your feet, I give You thanks, and ask for your pardon and with my heart and lips, I say: To The Holy Wound of the left foot of my Jesus, I adore you; O Jesus, for the most bitter pain which you suffered and still do to this day. I  thank  you for the love when you suffered to redeem me from sin, the pain and suffering you endured. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of your most holy humanity, in  atonement for my sins, all of which I detest with sincere and bitter contrition.   O God, Who by the Passion of your only begotten Son, and by the shedding of His Precious Blood through His five wounds, did restore human nature when it was lost by sin; grant to us, we beseech You, (Mention Your Intentions)

And that we who venerate on earth the Wounds suffered by Him, may be found worthy to obtain in heaven the fruits of that same Most Precious Blood. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

And now we turn to the Father, using the prayer that the Lord Jesus himself taught us:

Our Father........ Glory Be to the Father infinite Mercy, and to the Son infinite Mercy, and to the Holy Spirit infinite Mercy through the most Merciful Hearts of Jesus and Mary. As it was in the beginning,  is now and ever shall be, world without end Amen. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

  

The newly elected 2017-19  JHB Sacred Heart Diocesan Committee

Jesus meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine. Beloved Sacred Heart Sodality members, we had a blessed, well organized free and fair election today .It gives me great pleasure to announce the newly elected Diocesan Committee : 

Phindile Hlalele - President, 

Thulani Sibeko - Dep. President; 

Phindile Qalinge - Secretary; 

Patricia Mofokeng - Dep. Secretary; 

Lillian Mathe - Treasurer; 

Keitumetse Tsimela - Additional  Member 

Eusebius Gebashe - Additional Member

 We congratulate our new leadership and wish them success in directing the Sodality to greater heights. Thank you to my fellow former commitee members...I salute you for your hard work and devotion to the Sacred Heart Of Jesus.

Yours in Christ

Dr. Bridgette Goeieman

A message from the JHB Diocesan Committee  2016

Here is wishing all members of the Sacred Heart Sodality and their families a blessed and restful Chrismas season.  May this time be filled with love, peace and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Remember to be merciful like the Father!

Blessings to all

The JHB Diocesan Committee 2016

Novena in preparation for  Diocesan Executive Committee Elections
Good day brothers and sisters.
The Diocesan Executive Committee Elections will take place on the 21st January 2017 during our Council Meeting.

We would like to request that you join us in Prayer from Thursday 12th January 2017 as we will start with the Novena of the Holy Spirit

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." Amen.

To be recited daily during the Novena

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.

Amen.

Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make MY heart like unto yours.

God Bless

JHB Diocesan Committee (2014-2016) 

Mass for the faithfully departed

You are cordially invited to join us in holy mass celebration dedicated to our faithfully departed on Saturday 26 November  at the Sacred Heart Villa in Walkerville. 

The mass will start at 9:00am. 

Please bring your own refreshments.

 

Regards

JHB Diocesan  Committee  

 

 

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