Holy Family Catholic Parish - Marion County, Kansas

First Friday Devotions

To meet the requirements for the First Friday Devotion, a person must, on each First Friday for nine consecutive months: 
               1- Receive Communion (on the First Friday).
               2- Go to Confession (within a week before or after).
               3– Make reparation to the Sacred Heart.

THE LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART
Priest:                 All Respond:
Lord, have mercy on us,    Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us,    Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us,    Lord, have mercy on us.
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 Spirit,    Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit, in the womb of the Virgin Mother,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, wonderfully united to the Eternal Word,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, House of God & Gate of Heaven,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, burning Furnace of charity,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Vessel of justice and love,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, well-spring of all virtue,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, King and Center of all hearts,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, treasure house of wisdom and knowledge,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwells the fullness of divinity,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father is well pleased,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, deepest Desire of the human heart,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, generous to all who turn to you,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Fountain of life and holiness,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Atonement for our sins,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, which suffered rejection for our sake,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our sins,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Source of all consolation,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our Life and Resurrection,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Victim for our sins,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Salvation of those who trust in you,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Hope of those who die in you,    Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Delight of all the saints,    Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,    Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,    Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,    Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,    Make our hearts like unto yours.

Priest:  Let us pray.  Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers You in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Your mercy, in Your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.    All: Amen.

ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (Jesu Dulcissime)
All:  Most sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence, and contempt, behold us prostrate before You, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Your loving Heart is everywhere subjected.
    Mindful, alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation, not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow You, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the promises of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Your law.
     We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against You; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in indecent dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holydays, and for the shocking blasphemies uttered against You and Your Saints.  We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Your Vicar on earth and Your priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Your Divine Love, and lastly for the public crimes of nations, who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which You have founded.
    Would that we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood.  We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Your Divine honor, the satisfaction You once made to Your Eternal Father on the Cross, and which You continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Your grace, for all neglect of Your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past.  Henceforth, we will live a life of unswerving faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel, and especially that of charity.  We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending You and to bring as many as possible to follow You.
    O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance, keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to You, that we may all one day come to that happy home, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit You live and reign, forever and ever.  Amen.

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
All:  Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your altar.  We are Yours and Yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with You, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart.
    Many indeed have never known You; many, too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You.  Have mercy on them all, Most Merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.  Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You.  Grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
    Be 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 will be but one flock and one Shepherd.
    Grant O Lord to Your 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.

CONCLUDING PRAYERS
Priest:                           All Respond:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,        Have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,        Pray for us.
St. Joseph,                   Pray for us.
All you angels and saints,          Pray for us.
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.       Amen.