THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
DOUBLE, SECOND CLASS / WHITE
that The Mother of Christ was worthy to be His mother. This is an ineffable mystery which passes human understanding — that is was possible to God to fashion a human soul so beautiful, so full of grace, so pure and immaculate, and was made so by His power because she was to bud forth the Saviour.
INTROIT Heb. 4:16Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need.
Ps. 44:2. My heart overflows with good tidings; I sing my song to the king.
V. Glory be . . .
Almighty and Eternal God, You prepared a worthy dwelling place for the Holy Spirit in the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May all of us who devoutly celebrate the feast of her Immaculate Heart be blessed to live according to the wishes of Your own Heart. Through our Lord . . .
Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Lord, have mercy. Christ,have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Make our family life holy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sanctify our clergy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Make our Catholics more fervent, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Guide and inspire those who govern us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Cure the sick who confide in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Console the sorrowful who trust in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help those who invoke thy aid, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Deliver us from all dangers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help us to resist temptation, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain for us all we ask of thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help those who are dear to us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Bring back to the right road our erring brothers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Give us back our ancient fervor, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain for us pardon of our many sins and offenses, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain peace for the world, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Let us pray.
O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy Most Holy Mother, whom we invoke under the title of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and grant us by her most powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal which we need, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Divine Providence wanted to have the feast of the Mother go before the feast of the Heart of Jesus, so as to prepare the way for veneration of His adorable Heart in the hearts of the faithful. It is not right to separate two things that God joined so closely by the strongest bonds and by the closest ties of nature, of grace and of glory: I mean the divine Heart of Jesus, the only Son of Mary, and the virginal Heart of Mary, the Mother of Jesus….These two Hearts of Jesus and Mary are united so intimately that the Heart of Jesus is the principle of Mary’s Heart, as the Creator is the principle of the creature; and the Heart of Mary is the origin of the Heart of Jesus, as a mother is the origin of her child’s heart. A wondrous thing! ~ Saint John Eudes
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Coloring Page — Catholic Playground
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Coloring Page – Look to Him and be Radiant
- Lacy Sacred and Immaculate Heart Printable – Catholic Inspired
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Printable Prayer Card – Holy Reflections
- Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Printable Prayer Card – Holy Reflections
- Marian Hymn Salve Regina – Catholic Culture
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Treats – Catholic Cuisine
O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus from all the altars
throughout the world, joining with It the offering of my every thought, word, and action of this day. I desire to gain every indulgence and merit I can, offering them, together with myself,
to Mary Immaculate, whom Thou hast appointed the
dispenser of the merits of Thy Precious Blood,
especially by means of this Scapular
[Here kiss your Brown Scapular]
that she may best apply them to the interests of
Thy Most Sacred Heart. Amen.
Consecration to Our Blessed Mother
My Queen, my Mother! I give myself entirely to thee, and to show my devotion to thee I consecrate to thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve, Wherefore, good Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.