The traditional 9-day Novena of the Sacred Heart to usher in the Festivities of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart will begin on Wednesday May 29 to June 6, 2013. There will be two Novena Masses to be held daily; one at 12:15 noon and another at 6:00 in the evening.
The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart will be on June 7, 2013, a First Friday. Theme of this year's celebration will be "Tanggapin ang Grasya" ("Receive the Grace").
Two Cardinals - His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will preside on the Feast Day June 7 at the 6:00 PM evening Mass while His Eminence Cardinal Emeritus Gaudencio Rosales will officiate the last of the Novena Masses at 6:00 PM on June 6, 2013.
Some of the invited Church dignitaries include: The Most Reverend Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, DD; Bishop of Pasig will open the Novena Mass series on Wednesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:15 noon. The Most Reverend Bernardino Cortez, DD; Auxiliary Bishop of Manila on May 31, at 12:15 noon; while the Most Reverend Broderick Pabillio, DD; Auxiliary Bishop of Manila will be the Mass Presider at the 12:00 NN Feast Day Mass on June 7.
There will be an inspirational recollection talk at 10:00 AM on June 1, with the Traditional Procession on June 6, eve of the Fiesta; as well as Imposition of Sacred Heart Scapulars at 9:30 AM on June 7 Feast Day.
Among the invited special sponsors for the feast days are the Apostleship of Prayer, Catholic Women's League, CWL Manila and Mother Butlers Guild, the Catholic Charismatic Group of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart and other trans-parochial organizations. As in the past celebrations, the Makati City government and respective Barangay Communities as well as various business companies and schools are Novena-Mass active sponsors.
Adding grace to the festivities is the declaration of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart as a Pilgrim Church in this Year of the Faith. A visit to the Shrine together with availing of Confession and Holy Communion including prayers for Our Holy Father of an Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and the Creed, will merit you a Plenary Indulgence; which can then be applied to a loved one.
Halina Tanggapin ang Grasyang Pangako ng Sacred Heart.
Come celebrate with us the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Come fill your hearts with the love and the manifold Graces of the Sacred Heart!